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THE LIBRARY OF THE 

UNIVERSITY OF 

NORTH CAROLINA 




THE COLLECTION OF 
NORTH CAROLINIANA 



C285 

093 

V. 57-60 

1967-70 



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OUR 
DUNTAIN 
WORK 



Church Extension 

Christian Education 

The Presbyterian Home For Children 
of Black Mountain 

In Asheville Presbytery 

Presbyterian Church, U. S. 
Synod of Appalachia 



JANUARY, 1967 

Entered as second-class matter June 1, 1930, 
at the Postoffice at Weaverville, N. C, under 
the Act of March 3, 1879. 



The Whole Work Of The Whole Church 

Promoted In Or Supported By 

Asheville Presbytery 

Published Monthly At Weavennlle, N. C, By 

Asheville Presbytery, Office of 

Executive Secretary 

Rfv. w. G. Thomas, D.D., Editor 

26 Church Street - - Asheville, N. C. 

Rev. H. B. Dendy, D.D. — Business Manager 
Weaverville, N. C. 

Subscription Price: $1.00 Per Annum 



Volume LVII lanuary. 1967 No. 1 



THE SOURCE OF BLESSINGS 
MANY THANKS 

"Bless the Lord, O my soul, 

and forget not all his benefits. 

Read Psalm 103. 

The Editor of Our Mountain Work 
desires to express his profound grati- 
tude for the prayers, greetings, letters, 
gifts and visits made by so inany friends 
during the hospital and convalescent 
period. He is now back at work! 

Due to his absence from the Office 
of the Presbytery, the 1966 December is- 
sue. No. 12 was not published. Did 
you miss it? 







Mr. and Mrs. Adger S. McKay and their Children 



The radiant joy of being missionaries 
for Christ to Mexico is certainly evident 
in the faces of Mr. and Mrs. Adger Mc- 
Kay and their three cliildren Elizabeth, 
5, Adger, Jr., 1, and Mary, 4. 

The McKays are now on furlough but 
are looking forward to returning to 
Mexico at an early date to continue 
their work of witnessing for Christ in 
the field of agriculture. 

Mr. Adger McKay, who is the son 
of Mr. and Mrs. L. H. McKay, Hender- 
sonville. North Carolina, met Ann in 
Mexico in 1959, and they were married 
in North Carolina in 1960, and both 
returned to Mexico in the summer of 
1960. Concerning their work as mission- 
aries, the following is tlieir own person- 
al testimony: 

"Our work has been mostly with Mex- 
ican jiastors and lay woikers in two 
areas of Mexico. Our first year after my 
language study was speirt on the coast 
below Acapulco in the state of Guer- 
rero. We were doing village evangel- 
ism continuing the program of the late 
John Wood during the Woods' last fur- 
lough in 1961-62. 

Then our last three years were spent 
in the state of Michoacan working again 
with pastors and lay workers in an area 
which stretched from the capital, More- 
lia, to the Pacific coast. We hold insti- 
tutes for teaching such subjects as stew- 
ardship and personal witnessing; how- 
ever, the type of work we have been 
doing has changed somewhat in that we 
began to concentrate more on individ- 
uals. We found ourselves spreading out 
too thin and making very little lasting 
impact on anyone. 

More On Page Three 



MISSIONARY TO JAPAN 
SPEAKER AT PRESBYTERY 

Mr. John Brady, missionary to Japan, 
now on furlough, will speak during the 
Winter Meeting of Asheville Presbytery 
to be held at Franklin, N. C, Tuesday, 
January 17, 1967. 




John H. Brady 

Johir was born of missionary parents, 
the Rev. and Mrs. J. Harper Brady, in 
Japan in 1920. He attended Davidson 
College, served in the Navy during 
World War II, was employed by the 
State Dept. for a short while and later 
with the Dept. of the Army in Tokyo 
1947-1948. In 1948-1950 he attended 
Columbia Theological Seminary taking 
work for Masters of Arts in Biblical 

More On Page Five 






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The Presbyterian Home For Children 
Of Black Mountain, N. C. Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage. Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 
W. G, Thomas, Treasurer Don C. MCKENzrE, Superintendent 

26 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. r.f.d. 1. Black Mountain. N. c. 

Tel. Asheville, 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa. 686-3666 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



January, 1967 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

Presbytery of Asheville 

Synod of Appalachia 

1866-1267 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. S. S. Cooley, P. O. 

Box 745, Black Mountain, N. C. 

28711 
VICE-PRESIDENT Mrs. Clarence 

Trotti, 3 Griffing Blvd. Asheville, 

N. C. 28804 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. I. 
H. Archer, 319 Lakewood Drive, 
Asheville — 28803 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. M. L. Williams, 121 Church 
Street, Black Mountain, N. C. 

TREASURER Mrs. W. M. Green, 

Box 253, Hazelwood, N. C. 

HISTORIAN — Miss Virginia Buchanan, 
— Montreat — 28757 (1966) 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor — Mrs. M. L. Williams, (See 
above) 

MEN OF THE CHURCH 

PRESIDENT — William McKay, First 
Church, Hendersonville, Route 1, Flat 
Rock, N. C. 

FIRST V.P. — T. Kendall O'Barr, West- 
minster Church, 27 Bull Mountain 
Road, Asheville, N. C. 

SECOND V.P. Ned R. Noblett, Mal- 
vern Hills Church, 36 Green Valley 
Road, Asheville, N. C. 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Louis B. 
Joyner, Swannanoa Church, 140 East- 
wood Ave., Swannanoa, N. C. 

FIRST DIVISION CHAIRMAN — Thom- 
as A. McGuire, Franklin Church, Hill- 
crest Circle, Franklin, N. C. 

SECOND DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
Robert W. Paden, Trinity Church, 107 
Balsam Rd., Hendersonville, N. C. 

THIRD DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
Frank P. Scott, West Asheville 
Church, 62 Westwood Ave., Asheville, 
N. C. 

YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 

MODERATOR — Jim Sursavage, An- 
drews 

VICE-MODERATOR — Hugh Taylor, 
Grace Covenant 

STATED CLERK — Diane Tweed, Oak 
Forest 

TREASURER Sarah Brown, First 

H sndersonville 

REGISTRAR — Mark Cooper, First 
Asheville 

DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Shaw Aard- 

ema, Arden; Mark Boggs, Grace Cov- 
enant; Vichi Patton, West Asheville; 
Joyce Young, Brevard. 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. George 
D. McCall, The Rev. Robert S. Busey, 
Mrs. Annette Lancaster, Etowah 



MIDWINTER YOUTH RALLY 
SET FOR FEBRUARY 4-5 

The Senior High Young People of 
Asheville Presbytery will hold their Win- 
ter Rally Saturday and Sunday, Febru- 
ary 4th and 5th at the First Presbyterian 
Chinxh of Hendersonville. Local church 
leaders are urged to encourage senior 
high age boys and girls, whether mem- 
bers of formal youth groups or not, to 
participate in this youth fellowship. Fol- 
lowing registration at 9:00 A.M. in the 
First Presbyterian Church of Henderson- 
ville, the young people will begin con- 
sidering the theme "The Christian 
Teenager Looks at Sex". The Rev. 
Lucius DuBose, a young minister of the 
Westminster Presbyterian Church of 
Nashville, Tennessee, will be the key- 
note speaker. Our yoiuig people will 
have the opjjortunity of considering this 
vitally important area of life from a 
(christian perspective. In the context of 
this Christian fellowship, they will have 
the opportunity of considering the 
guidelines afforded by our faith which 
make possil^le a mature Christian atti- 
tude toward sex. 

Following the weekend of worship, 
study, recreation and fellowship, the 
young people will return to their homes 
aliout noon on Sunday, February 5th. 

Youth leaders will want to mark their 
calendars with the dates and times and 
places of other scheduled youth events 
in 1967. 

The interview of candidates for serv- 
ice on the Youth Council of Asheville 
Presbytery will be held at the Waynes- 
ville Presbyterian Church on Sunday, 
March 9th. Youth leaders are encour- 
aged to make this opportunity known to 
the young people of their churches and 
to encourage qualified young people to 
present themselves for this service. 

The annual Spring Rally of the 
Youth of Asheville Presbytery is sched- 
uled to be held at Montreat on Sunday, 
April 16th, and the annual summer 
Conference has been set for Montreat 
during the period June 8th through 
12th. 

The yoiuh activities of the Presbytery 
are sponsored by the Christian Educa- 
tion Committee; supervised by three 
adidt advisors — the Rev. G. Daniel 
McCall, pastor of the Davidson-River 
(;hinch, Mrs. Annette Lancaster, a mem- 
l>er of the Etowah Church and the Rev. 
Robert S. Busey, pastor of the Grace 
(Covenant (Church; and directed by the 
Youth (x)un(ii willi [ames Sursavage, 
Moderator. 

The three adiih advisors are render- 
ing excellent service and they deserve 
(he (onnncndation and support of all 
the churches within the Presbytery, par- 
ticularly the Rev. G. Daniel McCall who 
is providing the leadership the young 
])eople need and deserve. 



WHITESIDES RESIGNS AND 
ACCEPTS CALL TO BRISTOL 

The Rev. James D. Whitesides, pastor | 
for six years at the First Presbyterian i 
Church at Sylva, requested the dissolu-j 
tion of the pastoral relationship, effec- 
tive December 31, 1966, in order to ac- 
cept a call to become the pastor of the 
Windsor Avenue Church, Bristol, Ten- 
nessee. 

After the congregation of the Sylva 
Church had reluctantly concurred with 
the request, the Commission on the Min- 
ister and His Work authorized the Sta- 
ted Clerk of Asheville Presbytery to ; is- 
sue a certificate of dismission to Holston 
Presbytery, Synod of Appalachia. 

Mr. Whitesides came to Sylva six years 
ago after graduation from Union Theo- 
logical Seminary, Richmond, and has en- 
joyed a successful pastorate. He has 
witnessed growth and development inj 
every department of the church's life. 
He endeared himself not only to the lo- 
cal congregation, biu to the community 
and to the whole county of Jackson. He 
has been a faithful presbyter, serving as 
a valuable member of various commit- 
tees in the presbytery and synod. Per- 
haps his greatest contribution to the 
presbytery has been made in the field 
of Christian Education, having served! 
for several years as an efficient and capa- 
ble chairman of the committee. He will 
be greatly missed in work of Asheville 
Presbytery, but we are delighted he will 
continue to live and serve within the 
bounds of the Synod of Appalachia. 

Mr. and Mrs. Whitesides and their 
two children moved to Bristol during 
the first week of January. 




G. Daniel McCall 



Pastor-Youth Advisor 



anuarV' 1967 



OUB MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



AN EXCELLENT LETTER 

MISSIONARY NEWS 

The letter printed below is from the 
l.ev. James L. Jackson, Jr., a mission- 
iry to the Congo, the son of the Rev. 
md Mrs. James L. Jackson, Asheville. 
^is father is pastor of the Malvern Hills 
Hhurch and the son is being supported 
)y the Malvern Hills Church. 

This letter can be used during the 
Christian Witness Season as an inspiring 
nessage during a worship service, prayer 
neeting or circle program. James, Jr., 
iddressed it to: Dear Friends and loved- 
)nes: 

I am sitting at my desk reading the 
jospel story of Matthew. Have you 
loticed Jesus' expression "You have 
leard . . . but I tell you"? I wonder 
vhat you have heard concerning the 
Uongo. Certainly you have seen and 
leard of the massacre at Stanleyville, 
hrough television and other news me- 
lia. Perhaps you have heard of the re- 
aellion of Katangese soldiers or t h e 
;niallpox epidemic at Luluabourg or of 
ightening justice and public hangings 
)f political prisoners or of crowds ran- 
iacking the Portuguese Embassy or even 
jf censorship of letters you sent us. Yes, 
/ou have heard it all . . . or is it all? 
^ou have heard . . . but I tell you that: 

The United Theological School 
(where we are working) began the 
school year with capacity enrollment — 
iO full that we had to build two grass- 
roof houses for two families. About 
120 people live on the campus includ- 
ing students, professors, wives, and chil- 
Jren. Think about this from our point 
af view. Marcia tries to meet the medi- 
:al needs of all these people, in addi- 
tion to running the household, teaching 
Jon kindergarten, keeping a watchfid 
sye on Kitty Sue, and teaching courses 
in the Women's School. The insistent 
knock on the door demands immediate 
medical attention or a bargaining ses- 
sion with a young man wanting to sell 
us a pineapple. We are beginning to 
think of privacy as a Western luxury. 
The needs of repairs on houses, keep- 
ing the electric generator running, hear- 
ing the usual student complaints, try- 
ing to buy food and furnishings for the 
school, and infinitum, demands time 
from the life of any professor trying to 
prepare his lessons. But what if there 
were no rap on the door, nobody to 
hand out pills and give t.l.c, no school 
for theological students? God has given 
us a rare opportunity: a maximum stu- 
dent body in a country which cries for 
more ministers than we can possibly 
produce, a countiy where an astoimding 
number of needs are met by Christians 
doing the work of the Lord. 

But this is not the whole story, for 
any group could stick up a building, 
call it a school, put a bed under a shed, 
call it a hospital and people would 
throng from miles around. Is anything 
really happening? Summer field work re- 
ports on students working in various 



parts of the Congo say "yes". Joseph 
Mukuna worked at an old church and 
brought life to a dead congregation. 
Some would call it renewal; others 
wotdd say revival; the truth is that 
something really happened — today that 
congregation is doing something about 
bringing the good news to non-Chris- 
tians. Fernand Mukanda worked at a 
city church in the river-port town of 
Port Francqui. At the end of the sum- 
mer, the congregation sent us a tele- 
gram: "We want Mukanda right now." 
Of course, he must first finish his last 
two years of school. But what happened 
to that congregation that it would ask 
for his immediate services as pastor? 
Perhaps nothing spectacular by your 
standards, but revolutionary in this cul- 
ture: he visited the sick, he brought 
gooil news to the prisoners, he respond- 
ed to the needs of the congregation, he 
even invited the Catholics to conre over 
and find out what Protestants believe 
(iiow's that for a twist?) . 

All these things may sound pretty 
normal. After all, isn't that what min- 
isters are supposed to do? Your question 
may be: "What's new?" There are new 
programs, new things lia]jpening. Feb- 
ruary came and we inaugurated a pro- 
gram of visiting lecturers with Suzanne 
de Dietrich, world famous Bible teach- 
er. This program continued in Novem- 
l)er with Dr. Stephen England, past pres- 
ident of the International Convention 
of Christian Churches (Disciples) and 
former dean of Phillips University The- 
ological Seminary. The first summer 
pastoral institute came in July at Mban- 
daka (Coquihatville) and the second is 
aimed at laymen at Mbuji-Mayi during 
the summer of 1967. 

What's happening outside the theo- 
logical school? As with the school, there 
always seem to be two sides to the pic- 
ture. There are some discouraging fac- 
tors: incidents at Kisangani (Stanley- 
ville) have once again prevented the 
Protestant University from starting 
classes there . . . clifficidties in gaining 
government cooperation for new educa- 
tional programs . . . disinterest in evan- 
gelism . . . lack of stewardship in the 
use of money and property . . . absence 
of vision for the future. But there is 
also encouragement: the Protestant Uni- 
versity began classes in Luluabourg and 
the latest word is that Kasangani may 
be ready for some colleges of the uni- 
versity in 1967 ... a new teacher-train- 
ing school opened in October at Lulua- 
bourg imder the sponsorship of Meth- 
odists and Presbyterians . . . Catholic 
and Protestant students are studying the 
Bible together in this new school . . . 
a national evangelism campaign is un- 
derway with the motto: "Christ for All" 
. . . changes are taking place in atti- 
tudes . . . the Church in the Kasai seems 
to be waking up from a long sleep. 

No, that isn't all, but it is an indica- 
tion of the direction of history. Before, 
all you could see was the heart-breaking 
process of nation-building in a yotmg 



country; now, perhaps you see the heart- 
warming experience of working under 
Jesus. Yes, Jesus is here and He is 
working even with missionaries. Gov- 
ernments fall, our pet program fold, 
even institutions pass away, but noth- 
ing can separate us from the love of 
God in Jesus. He is here in the day-to- 
day sweat, in the abnormal tensions of 
goldfish-bowl living, in our triumphs 
and in our failures. This is good news 
indeed: "Lo, I am with you alway, even 
unto the end of the world. 



DEDICATION SERVICE 
BRITTAINS COVE CHURCH 

Sunday, December 4, 1966, was a hap- 
py (lay in the life of the Brittains Cove 
congregation. Route 2, Weaverville, N. 
C. The new church Ijuilding, estiinated 
cost $40,000, was dedicated to the honor 
of God's Holy Name. 

The exact cost of the new building 
will never be known. A large jiortion 
of the materials, labor, and construction 
plans were donated by members, former 
members and pastors, friends, and 
churches. The Church Extension Com- 
mittee of Asheville Presbytery made a 
generous contribution but the guiding 
hand in the noble work was the Rev. 
H. B. Dendy, pastor of the Weaverville 
Cliurch. 

The building consists of a beautiful 
sanctuary, seating capacity of 200. The 
pews were donated by the First Presby- 
terian Church, Chattanooga, Tennes- 
see, the home church of a former pastor, 
the Rev. Robert Jeff Pastor, who 
brought greetings during the service. 
There are four class rooms, pastor's 
study, a fellowship hall and a well- 
ecjuipped kitchen. 

Dr. Dendy preached the dedicatory 
sermon, based on the text: Psalm 126:3 
"The Lord hath done great things for 
us; whereof we are glad." Participating 
also in the service were: Rev. Harold T. 
Bridgman, Rev. R. D. Bedinger, Rev. 
W. G. Thomas, and Riding Elders: Gra- 
ham Price, Harold Sluder and Charles 
Hensley. 



THE McKays 

From Page One 

So we began through the direct lead- 
ing of the Lord to work with just a few. 
And we saw and are seeing far greater 
residts in terms of Mexicans reaching 
their own people. It would seem that 
the greatest obstacle to the spread of the 
Gos]jel in Mexico is not, as we often 
think, the opposition of the Roman 
Catholic Church, but the indifference 
of the average evangelical. We believe 
that God lead us into this ministry to 
do something about this." 

While on furlough their address is: 
1206 Pinebrook Circle, Hendersonville, 
N. C. 28739. 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



January, 1967 



STEWARDSHIP REVIVAL 
BY A CHURCH DOCTOR 

The Rev. Paul F. Warren, D.D., a 
member of Asheville Presbytery, who 
has held three successful pastorates is 
now actively engaged as a Stewardship 
Counselor. He is associated with Church 
Finance Counselors of Atlanta, Georgia, 
with headquarters at Montreat, North 
Carolina. 

A recent report of a five-week "stew- 
ardship revival" under the direction of 
Dr. Warren, has been received. The re- 
port was written by Dr. W. C. Neill, 
pastor of the Bethesda Church, Aber- 
deen, N. C. Listed below are a few 
excerpts: 

"The five-week jDrogram directed by 
Dr. Warren is . . . one of teaching rath- 
er than of preaching, with chief em- 
phasis upon prayer, the study of the 
teachings of the Bible on stewardship of 
time, talents, and money; and the train- 
ing of counselors who visit fellow mem- 
Ijers in order to teach them the same 
principles. 

"A lay member of the Bethesda 
Church testified: 'Never in my life have 
I had anything driven home so force- 
fully as my neglect of my dtUies as a 
Christian.' 

"As' a restdt of the stewardship pro- 
gram, gifts to the Church have been con- 
siderably increased." 

Pastors and Sessions desiring the serv- 
ices of Dr. Warren, can contact him at 
Montreat, N. C, P. O. Box 578, 28757. 



NELSON BELL LIBRARY 
AT MONTREAT-ANDERSON 

Montreat-Anderson College will erect 
a library honoring Dr. L. Nelson Bell 
of Montreat, editor, author, physician, 
medical missionary and Sinrday School 
teacher. 

This announcement was recently 
made by Dr. C. Grier Davis, president 
of the college and Mountain Retreat As- 
sociation. The cost of the building will 
be $5()(),()00 to $600,000. 

The library will meet a demanding 
need for the college and serve as a suit- 
able tribute to one who continues to 
render noble Cluistian service. 

Published recently is an outstanding 
book written by Dr. Bell entitled: CON- 
VIC FIONS TO LIVE BY. 



CONGRATULATIONS 
A HIGH HONOR 

Patd Seanger, a member of Westmin- 
ster Church, a member of Presbytery's 
Youth (Jouncil, Lee Edwards High 
School junior, was recently elected pres- 
ident of the North Carolina Student 
Council Congress. This is the first time 
in tlie 'lO years history of the Congress 
a Western North CJarolina youth is serv- 
ing as its president. Congratulations are 
certainly in order! Paid will render the 
yoimg people of North Carolina a nolilc 
service. 



HONORARY LIFE MEMBERSHIP 
BLACK MOUNTAIN CHURCH 

Miss Susan Hooker, a member of the 
Black Mountain Church, Black Moun- 
tain, N. C, was recently presented an 
Honorary Life Membership by the Wom- 
en of the Church. The presentation was 
made during a Sunday morning worship 
service. 

Prior to the presentation of the gold 
pin which symbolizes the Honorary Life 
Membership, Mrs. C. M. Wolfe, Vice- 
President of the Women of the Church, 
read the following citation: 

"She held the offices of Secretary and 
Historian for years when it was known 
as the Women's Auxiliary. She was 
one of the workers who started Keiiee 
Heights Chapel in Black Motmtain, N. 
C, but everyone in town knows of her 
work as Librarian — first in the Pres- 
byterian church in the early days which 
later became a part of the Town Li- 
brary. 



THREE LIFE MEMBERSHIPS 
MURPHY CHURCH 

Three faithful and active members of 
the Miupliy Presbyterian Church, Mur- 
phy, N. C, were recently presented 
Honorary Life Memberships by the 
Women of the Church: Mrs. R. H. 
Foard, Mrs. Lewis Hodsfes, and Mrs. 
Ann Phillips. 

The gold pins were presented by Mrs. 
Marcella Smith during a Christmas 
party held in the Westminster building. 
Honorary Life Membership is made in 
recognition of long and faithful Chris- 
tian service. 



NEW SYNOD WORKERS 
WELCOME 

The Rev. Joseph B. MacLeod, Beck- 
ley, West Virginia, has accepted the call 
to become regional director of Chris- 
tian Education, Synod of Appalachia, 
beginning Febrtiary 1st. Mr. MacLeod 
formerly served as regional director in 
the Synod of West Virginia. His office 
will be in the First Presbyterian Church, 
620 State Sti^eet, Knoxville, Tennessee, 
.87902. 

Miss Bessie May Stribling, Tazewell, 
Va., has accepted the call of the Church 
Extension Cominittee, Synod of Appala- 
chia, to become full time Church Ex- 
tension Worker of the Synod. Formerly 
Miss Stribling was employed by the 
Board of C^hurcli Extension, Atlanta, 
l)iu now she will give Itdl time working 
in the foiu" presbyteries of the synod. 
The four presl)yteries, Abingdon, Aslie- 
ville, Holston and Knoxville, will share 
and share alike in her support. Her ad- 
dress will be: First Presbyterian Church, 
Tazewell, Va. 



THE JOY GIFT OFFERING 
MANY THANKS 

Dr. Wade H. Boggs, Sr., chairman of 
the Committee on Annuities and Re- 
lief, prepared the following article for 
the December issue of Our Mountain 
Work. The Joy Gift offering is received 
largely during the Christmas Season, but 
as the benefits are appreciated by the 
recipients throughout the year, it is per- 
tinent for the givers and receivers to en- 
joy the message of this article during 
January, or any other month. 



"SHOULD LIVE OF 
THE GOSPEL' 

"Even so hath the Lord ordained that 
who preach the Gospel should live of 
the Gospel" is the Word of God to His 
Church through the apostle Paul, I Cor. 
9:11. It is appropriate for the church 
to ask how long shall they who preach 
the Gospel live of their preaching? To 
answer this question we have but to 
look at the context to see that "the 
laborer is worthy of his hire". Surely 
we see easily enough that he who gives 
the vigor of his youth and manhood in 
that labor of love has right to expect 
the church to care for his needs when 
he is no longer able on account of ill- 
ness or old age to continue this labor 
of love! 

In the early history of our Church 
she recognizee! this care of those who 
had spent their lives in preaching as a 
sacred obligation. She at once set up 
a committee to care for the aged and in- 
firm ministers and lay workers after 
lives of service. As the years have passed 
the Church has grown, and the num- 
ber of retired workers has increased, 
and it has demanded improved methods 
of discharging the accumulated respon- 
sibilities. 

In 1940 a contributory pension plan 
was set up. Both for ministers and 
laymen adequate provision will ulti- 
mately be provided in this way. But 
tmtil these plans reach matinity, the 
Chinch must provide a supplementary 
service each year to meet minimum 
needs. Here is where the "Joy Gift" in 
December each year play a major part 
in meeting the needs of those retired 
ministers and those who are their de- 
2)endents. Both justice and the honor 
of the Church demands a general "Joy 
Gift" from oiu- churches each Decem- 
ber so that oia- retired servants will not 
be allowed to suffer in silence. 

The Board of Annuities and Relief 
is the agency of our General Assembly 
charged with tiie responsibility of ad- 
ministrating our response to this need. 
But it is our responsibility through the 
"Joy Gift" in December to provide the 
Board with the necessary funds with 
which to discharge this sacred obliga- 
tion which rests upon the whole Church. 
Let's meet it in a fine way again this 
year. 



anuary, 1967 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Five 



PRESl&VTERMN HOME NEWS 

by (The Superintendenl 



A Good Year 

The year 1966 was a very good year 
or all of us here at the Home and we 
.11 join in thanking all of oiu- friends 
k^ho made this possible. We admitted 
line new children during the year anc3 
lad four to graduate from high school. 
)ne of the graduates, a girl, was mar- 
ied and the other four went on to high- 
r education. One of the best things 
hat happened to us was the renovation 
if our kitchen, this has been one thing 
Iiat all of us have enjoyed so much. We 
re thankful for all of the new friends 
hat we made during the year and the 
nterest shown in our children. We 
oidd not begin to name all of the peo- 
)Ie and clubs that did so much for us 
luring the year but we would like to 
ay thanks to all of you. We all join 
n and wish all of yoti a Wonderful 
Jew Year. 

A Happy Time 

Vestal Caldwell came from Bismark, 
s[orth Dakota, to spend his furlough 
k^ith us. We enjoyed his visit very 
nuch and hated to see him return. He 
aid that it would be a year before he 
k'ould be able to return Home again. 
Learning To Teach 

Cecil Caldwell, a senior at Western 
Carolina, is living on the campus for 
hree months to do his practice teach- 
ng at Hall Fletcher Junior High School 
n Asheville. He will return to the cam- 
lus at Western Carolina to complete his 
equirements for graduation in May. 
Thanks For Friends 
We wish to thank the Women of 
he Waynesville church for the new 
/ashing machine given to the Home. 
rhis was a blessing to us for this is 
omething that we always have a need 
or. The machine was set up in the 
ittle boys department as they have been 
I'ithout one for a number of years. 
Spring Time Is Coming 

The lioys have been busy tearing 
[own old buildings and clearing 
iut brush, getting things ready for 
)lanting in the spring. We hope to 
tart painting the barn and other build- 
ngs when the weather breaks for us. 



FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS 



5 — David Barnette 
15 — Steve Blankenship 
16 — Joyce Elliott 
22 — Steve Thurston 
27 — Rebecca Clarke 



Age 13 
Age 21 
Age 13 
Age 13 
Age 10 



THANKSGIVING OFFERING 

1966 

FROM CHURCHES OF 

ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Andrews -__.. $ 115.90 

Arden 255.00 

Asheville First 4,227.06 

Bethel (H) 50.00 

Black Mountain 632.23 

Brevard-Davidson River 569.20 

Brittains Cove 33.00 

Bryson City 138.80 

Canton 257.66 

Cullowhee ._ 65.00 

Dillingham 79.85 

Etowah 44.40 

Franklin 209.50 

Friendship 166.50 

Grace Covenant 539.79 

Hazelwood 500.00 

Hendersonville 1,852.25 

Highlands 149.00 

Ivy Park 75.00 

Kenilworth 222.55 

Lakey Gap 24.00 

Malvern Hills 330.28 

Mills River 204.15 

Montreat 450.57 

Morrison 75.00 

Murphy 500.00 

Oak Forest 188.61 

Swannanoa 183.31 

Sylva 173.00 

Trinity 72.00 

Waynesville 287.50 

Weaverville 1.299.88 

West Asheville 357.95 

Westminster . . 462.08 

Total $ 1 4,79 1 .02 

Other — Industries, Clubs, 

and Intlividuals 1,377.00 

Total $ 16,168.02 



PRESBYTERY MEETING 
FRANKLIN, JAN. 17 

Asheville Presbytery will meet in the 
Franklin Presbyterian Church, Franklin, 
N. C, Tuesday, January 17, 9:30 A.M. 
Registration will begin at 9:00 A.M. 

The Rev. W. L. Hodgkin, pastor of 
the Mills River Presbyterian Church, 
Horse Shoe, is moderator-nominee. The 
Rev. W. Ted Smith, pastor of Franklin 
Church and Stated supply jiastor of the 
Morrison Church, will serve as the pro- 
gram chairman. The women of the 
Franklin church will provide the noon 
meal. 



JOHN H. BRADY 

''rom Page One 

Education. Since 1950 he has been un- 
ler the Board of World Missions, serv- 
ng as Mission Treasurer 1951-1960, and 
nore recently engaged in work related 



to the business of the Mission, and as 
Mission Secretary for two years. He is 
living with his wife and six children in 
Kobe, Japan. 

During his furlough time Mr. Brady 
is actively engaged in telling the story 
of Missions in the churches of the Syn- 
od of Appalachia. 



MISSIONS CONFERENCE 
FEBRUARY 3-5, 1967 

A World Missions Conference, spon- 
sored by the World Missions Commit- 
tee, Synod of Appalachia, is scheduled 
to be held at Gatlinburg, Tennessee, 
February 3-5. 

The Conference theme will be: 'Tor 
Such A Time As This." (See Esther 4: 
14) . Dr. C. Darby Fulton, retired exec- 
utive secretary of the Presbyterian Board 
of World Missions and Mrs. Julia L. 
Kellersberger, retired missionary to the 
Congo, will be the special speakers. 

A large number of missionaries have 
indicated that they will attend. Among 
the many are: Winton Enloe and John 
H. Brady, Jr., Japan; Merrill H. Griibbs,' 
Korea; J. Heivey Ross, Medical secre- 
tary of the Board of World Missions, 
formerly of Mexico; Stephen Ping- Jen 
Chang and Mrs. Chang, Frank E. Soules 
and Mrs. Soules and J. Olin Coleman 
and Mrs. Coleman, Brazil; and the W. 
H. Hamiltons, retired from the Far 
East. 

The Rev. Wayne Gehman, Chatta- 
nooga, is the Chairman of Synod's 
World Missions Committee, and the 
Rev. James L. Lyons, Knoxville, 5551 
is the Director of the Conference. 

Brochines and registration cards are 
available from the Registrar: Mrs. A. S. 
C^hapin, 4904, Asheville Highway. Knox- 
ville, Tenn., 37914. 



MEMORIAL GIFTS 

From Page Six 

Stamey, Mr. Miles, Candler — Elaine Hudson, 
The Waynesville Woman's Club. Inc., 
Waynesville. 

Stephens, Mrs. A. L., Black Mountain — Mr. 
& Mrs. C. M. Wolfe, Black Mountain. 

Stephens, Mrs. James W., Flint, Mich. — Dr. 
& Mrs. J. E. Stephens, Robbinsville. 

Stiles, Mr. Dale — Women of Kenilworth 
Church, Asheville. 

Stiles, Mrs. E. E., Murphy — Mrs. E. M. Lide, 
Clyde. 

Stonier, Mrs. Harold, Asheville — Mrs. Harry 
S. Pos. Miss Sarah L. l^ittenhaver, Circle 
No. 15 of First Church. Asheville. Mr. & 
Mrs. Kenneth K. Stonier, Glendale, Calif. 

Talbert, Mrs. Louis, Waynesville — Mrs. F. 
J. Koialik. 

Tiiarp, Mrs. R. F., Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. Al- 
bert l\. Norville, Brevard. 

Thompson, Mr. J. E., S\lva — Dr. & Mrs. Hil- 
ton Seals, Mr. & Mrs- Martin Cunningham, 
Women of Presbyterian Church, Sylva. 

Trainor, Mrs. V., Floral Park, N. Y. — Mr. 
& Mrs. J. F. Ferrell, Brevard. 

Waddell, Mrs. Fluellen, Canton — Mrs- E. 
M. Lide, Canton. 

Whitson, Mrs. W. K., Andrews — Dr. & Mrs. 
J. E. Stephens, Robbinsville. 

Wicker, Carol Sue, Prattville, Ala. — The 
John Nevilles, Hendersonville- 

Wiley, Mrs. Ellen Rice, Westport, Conn. — 
Emma, Anne and Bobby Sample, Mrs. Fran- 
ces Sample, Hendersonville. 

Young, I^rig. General Laurence W. — Mrs. 
Ralph Bartlett, Weaverville. 



Page Six 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



January. 1967 



ii^mnnal (gifts 

The Presbyterian Home for Children 
Black Mountain. N. C. 



Abercrombie. Mrs. Clara Gray, Cocoa Beach, 
Fla. — Mrs. Charles McClure S: Family, Morri- 
son Presbyterian Church, Franklin. 
Aiken, Mr. W. Ralph, Newport News, Va- — 

Mr. R: Mrs. Mark Sumner, Sr., Asheville. 
ANDER.SON, Mr. James, Sr., Wake Forest, N. C. 

— Mr. & Mrs. James E- Neal, Enka. 
Arey, Mrs. Charles C, Ctiarlotte, N. C. — 
Miss Alice M. Arey, Black Mountain. 

Arnette, Mrs. James McLeod, Charlottesvu.le, 
Va. — Mr. & Mrs. Carl Yerrington, The Ses- 
sion of First Church, Hendersonville- 

Baker, Mr. Craic VV., Hender.sonville — Mrs. 
McAvoy Brittain, Mr. ft Mrs. Frank M. Bly, 
Primary S. S. Dent, of First Church, Hender- 
sonville. 

Barnes, Mr. W. P-, Canton — Mr. & Mrs. 
Don Murphy, Mr. & Mrs. E. E. Conley, Cir- 
cle No. 1 of Presbyterian Church, Canton. 

Bishop, Miss Marcaret, Canton — Mrs. Mar- 
tha C. Furne.ss, Mr. & Mrs. Tate Barlow, Miss 
Mary Furness, Mr. Thomas Furness, Miss 
Virginia Slaughter, Mi.ss Louise Slaughter, 
Miss June Scroggs, Miss Ann Hardin, Women 
of the Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Wil- 
liam Milne, Mr. & Mrs. Rol)ert Matthews- 
Mrs. J. E. Tate, Miss Betty Lou Tate, Mr. 
& Mrs. Ernest Newman, Mr. Bennie Palmer, 
Mrs. R. Cecil Roberts, Canton. Mrs. O- F. 
Gillis, Miss Mary Gillis. Mrs. E. M. Lide, 
Clyde. Mrs. E. P. Hegarty, Soiithsca. Hamp- 
shire, England. 

Brown, Mr.s- Dorothy Maiine\, .Atlanta, CJa. 
Dr. & Mrs. J. S. Brown, Jr., Burton, S. C. Mr. 
& Mrs. Frazier T. Blair, Hendersonville. 

Brown, Mr. R- L., Hendersonville — Mrs. 
McAvoy Brittain, Hendersonville. 

Carrier, Mrs. Heath, Atlanta, Ga. — Mr. R. 
D. Hildebrand, Sr., Asheville. 

Carter, Mrs. H. C, Columbia, S- C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. R. D. Eskridge, Asheville. 

Choate, Mr. Andral C, Asheville — Miss 
Jeannettc Gard, Mr. & Mrs. J. Austin Emory, 
Mr- & Mrs. E. C. Conrad, Frank and Dorothy 
Riser, Edwards Memorial Bil)le Class of West 
Asheville Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. 
J. A. Anderson, Mrs. H. Maxcy Sinith, Mr. 
Sc Mrs. Clyde W. Wright, .Asheville. Mrs. 
Ida P. Abercrombie, Brevard- 

Colledce, Mrs. Elizabeth, Asheville — Col. 
& Mrs. R. C;. Brown, Asheville. 

Sister of Dr. A. E. Dallas — Mr. & Mrs. John 
L- Brown, Hendersonville. 

Davis, Mr. Thomas Haroii), Centerville, Md. 
— Mrs. Edna D. Johnson, Black Mountain. 

Donalixson, Col. I . Q., Asheville — Mrs. T. 
Q. Donaldson, Asheville. 

Dunn, Mrs- Robert F., Charlotte, N. C. — Mr. 
M. L. Hook, Mr. & Mrs. Paul Ellis, Mr. & 



Mrs. Robert Harding, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Martin 
C. Cunningham, Women of the Presbyterian 
C;hurch, Mr. & Mrs. Henry Green, Floyd & 
Lloyd, Mead Employees of The Mead Cor- 
poration, Wood Preparation Department Em- 
ployees, of The Mead Corporation, Mead 
Foreman's Club of The Mead Corporation, 
Mr. & Mrs. Fred D. Hooper, Mrs. J. A. Gray, 
Sr., Sylva. Mr. & Mrs. Ray Clark, Cullowhee. 
Elwell, Mr. H. Bert, Hendersonville — Mrs. 
Charles L. Grev, Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, 
Men's Biljle Class of First Church, Hender- 
sonvillc- 
EvANs, Mr. William, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 

R. W. Foster & Family, Canton. 
Frost, Mrs. W. T., Salisbury. N. C. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Basil Howell, Leicester. 
Glover, Mrs. Madie M., Salisbury, N. C. — 

Women of Kenilworth Church, Asheville. 

Go.ssett, Mrs. .Alma. Hendersonville — Mrs. 

Carl H. Hart, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Clark, 

Mr. & Mrs- John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Greene, Mr. Grover C, Mill Springs, N. C. — 

Mr. & Mrs. Albert E. Norville, Brevard. 
Grube, Mr. B. H., Canton — Mr- & Mrs. H. 

Glenn Williams, Canton. 
Helmick. Mr. Ola, Smithfield, Va. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Furman Robertson, Waynesville. 
LIii-L, Mrs. Nobia Collin.s, Canton — Mr. & 
Mrs. Tate Barlow, Circle No. 1 of Presby- 
terian Church, Canton. 
Hill. Mrs. O. V., Canton — Mr. R; Mrs. Frank 

Smathers, Canton. 
Huntsman, Mr. Fred G., Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. F- A. Plummer, Mr. & Mrs. H. J. Run- 
nion, Asheville. 
jERvis, Mrs. Heltn — VV^omen of Kenilworth 

Church, Asheville. 
Jones, Dr. James A., Richmond, Va. — Dr. S: 

Mrs. W. G. Thomas, Asheville. 
Kemp, Mr- John R., Canton — Mrs. Willie 
Holtzclaw, Mrs. Rosa Trull, Mrs. L. M. West, 
Canton. 
Lewis, Mr. Harry Banner. Bryson Cn\ — Mr. 

& Mrs. P. S. Ferguson, Bi^son City. 
LiviN(;sTONE, Mr. Robert, Anamosa, Iowa — 

Mr. & Mrs. G. T. Spicer, Brevard. 
Lyerly, Mr. Worth, Hender.sonville — Mrs. 

Mary Bangs, Mrs. Lee Norton, Brevard. 
Mackenzie, Mr. John — Women of Kenil- 
worth Church, Asheville. 
Marsh, Mr. Ernest Y., Hendersonville — Mr. 

& Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 
Maynard, Mr. Carl A., Dunedin, Fla. — Mrs. 
J- Fred Osborne, Miss Josephine Osborne, 
Weaverville- 
McClung, Mr-, Charleston, W. Va. — Mr. & 

Mrs. E. F. Camenzind, Brevard. 
MoNTEiTH, Mr. Hugh E., Sylva — Mr. & Mrs- 
Fred Hooioer, Mr. S: Mrs. Martin C. Cuiming- 
ham, Sylva. 
Mourning, Miss Kaiiir>ne, Black Mountain — 
Mr. & Mrs. David L. Propst, Mr. & Mrs. C- 
M. Wolfe, Women of the Black Mountain 
Presbyterian Church, Black Mountain. 
Nichols, Mrs. B. H., Weaverville — Mrs. C. 

C- Norvelle, Asheville. 
NoLAND, Mr. F. M., Clyde — Mr. & Mrs. Wil- 



Memorial Gift for The Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 

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complete address for mail, please 



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Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 26 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 

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liain Milne, Canton. 
Owen, Mr. Carl, Brevard — Mrs. Mary Bangs, 

Mrs. Lee Norton, Brevard. 
Parker, Mrs. Lonnie, Asheville — 3M S. S- 
Class of West Asheville Pre,4byterian Church. 
Penland, Mr. James N., Marshall — Dr. & 

Mrs. A. M. Ramsey, Marshall. 
Pennell, Mr. Geor(;e C., .Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Charles R. Hunter, Southern Cemetery 
Association, Asheville. 
Phillips, Mr. George E., Asheville — Seismol- 
ogy Data Center of Federal Building, Women 
of Kenilworth Church, Mr. & Mrs. J. P. 
Brown, Mr. & Mrs- Rov Sharpe, Mr. & Mrs. 
Clyde R. Duckett, Asheville. 
PICKEN.S, Mr. Glenn, Weaverville — Mrs. J. 
Fred Osborne, Miss Josephine Osborne, Men's 
Bible Class of Presbyterian Church, Circle 
No. 2 of Presbyterian Church, Women of 
Presbyterian Church, Mrs. James Dillard, Jr., 
Miss Sue McElroy, Miss Mary McElroy, Mrs. 
John C. McDowell, Weaverville. 
Poor, Mr- Avery Patton, Brevard — Mr. & 
Mrs. E. R. Hall, Mr. & Mrs. Paul Stiles, Mr. 
& Mrs. Charles Gouge, Mr. & Mrs. Sam Cald- 
well, Mr. & Mrs. Bobby Robinson, Mr. & 
Mrs- Larry Ward, Mr. & Mrs. Luther Hall, 
Mr. & Mrs. J. D. Marsh, Mr. & Mrs. L. W. 
Woody, Mr. & Mrs.Frank Henn, Mr. & Mrs. 
M- P. Knox, Mr. & Mrs. Bill Kemp, Mr. &! 
Mrs. Charles Hanell, Dr. Joe B. Robcrson, 
Mr. & Mrs. Harry W. Clarke, Asheville. Wom- \ 
en of Presbyterian Church, Arden. Mr. k^. 
Mrs. Fred O. Stroup, Mr. & Mrs- Albert E 
Norville, Mrs. Mary Bangs, Mrs. Lee Norton 
Circle No. 3 of Presbyterian Church, Bra 
vard. Mrs. Charles B. Cordell, Penrose. 

Rahn, Mr. Clarence, St. Ann, Mo. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Tate Baiiowe, Canton. 

Reese, Miss Ruth, Hendersonville — Miss 
Emma Sample, Miss .Anne Sample. Mrs 
Charles L. Grey, Mr. & Mrs. John Magness 
Mr. ft Mrs. John L. Brown, Home Circle of 
First Church, Hendersonville. 

RicKMAN, Mr- Everett Byers, Sr., Canton — 
Mr. & Mrs. Clifton Terrell, Sr., Waynesville. 
Mr. & Mrs. J. Edwin Justice, Canton. 

Rising, Mr. Lee, Palmyra, N. Y. — Mrs. Harry 
F- Rolston, Hendersonville. 

Roberts, Mr. J. Elwood, Mars Hill, N. C. — 
Miss Josephine Osborne, Weaverville. 

RoMANCHUK, Lance Cpl. Michael, Hellertown, 
Pa. — Mrs. J. E. Tate, Mi.ss Betty Lou Tate. 
Canton. 

Salle^ , Mr. W- Moss, Asheville — Mr. S: Mrs. 
W. P. Rogers, Mr. & Mrs. Allen T. Morrison, 
Mrs. Nan B. Killian, .Asheville. 

Sayre, Mr. William C, Asheville — Mrs. C- 
Clordon Bulloch, Mr. C. Gordon Bulloch, 
Jr., Adult Class No. 1 of Kenilworth Church, 
Asheville. 

SisK, Mr. James A., Sr., Waynesville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Jack G. McCrackcn, Waynesville. 

Shaw, Lt. Stanley S., II, Asheville — Mr. X.- 
Mrs. Frank A. Page, Bay Shore, N. Y. 

Smathers, Mrs. James L., Jr., Asheville — Mr. 
& Mrs. R- D. Rymer, Asheville. 

Smith, Miss Elinore Ione, Charlotte, N. C. — 
Mr. & Mrs. L. R. Orders, The Choate Family, 
Women of West Asheville Presbyterian 
Church. Mr. S: Mrs. J. Austin Emory, Ashe- 
ville. Miss Helen Miles, Montreat. 

Spinning, Mrs. Eunice W., Hender.sonville — ■ 
Mr. & Mrs. John L- Brown. Hendersonville. 

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remember 



THE CHURCH 



in your WILL 



'an investment for eternity" 



OUNTAIN 
WORK 



- Since 1910 - 



Church ^tension 

Christian Education 

rhe Presbyterian Home For Children 
of Black Mountain 

In Asheville Presbytery 

Presbyterian Church, U. S. 
Synod of Appalachia 



' FEBRUARY. 1967 

Entered as second-class matter June 1, 1930, 
at the Postoffice at Weaverville, N. C, under 
|the Act of March 3, 1879. 

The Whole Work Of The Whole Church 

Promoted In Or Supported By 

Asheville Presbytery 

Published Monthly At Weaverville, N. C, By 

Asheville Presbytery, Office of 

Executive Secretary 

Rev. W. G. Thomas, D.D., Editor 

26 Church Street - - Asheville, N. C. 

Rk\. H. B. Dendy, D.D. — Business Manager 
Weaverville, N. C. 

Subscription Price: $1.00 Per Annum 



Volume LVII February. 1967 No. 2 

AN OUTSTANDING WOMAN 
MISS COOK, HIGHLANDS 

Miss Mary Bascom Cook, Dean of 
Students and Assistant Professor of 
Christian Education at the Presbyterian 
School of Christian Education in Rich- 
mond, Virginia, has been named one of 
the "Outstanding Young Women of 
America." 

Her election has been annoiniced by 
editor of an annual biographical com- 
pilation of 6000 outstancling young 
women between the ages of 21 and 35. 
Civic and professional activities are the 
criteria. 

Miss Cook was formerly a member of 
the First Church, Highlands, N. C. She 
is a graduate of the University of North 
Carolina and the Presbyterian School of 
Christian Education. 



CHURCH EXTENSION WORKER 
SYNOD OF APPALACHIA 



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Miss Bessie May Stribling, for- 
merly a Church Extension Work- 
er under the direction of the Board 
of Church Extension, Atlanta, is 
now full time worker in the Syn- 
od of y\ppalachia. The four pres- 
byteries, Abingdon, Asheville, Hol- 
ston, and Knoxville, will share 
alike in her support. Her address 
is: First Presbyterian Church, 
Tazewell, Va. 2465. 

Below is an excerpt from a letter 
addressed to Miss Stribling by the 
Rev. W. F. Wadsworth, CJhairman 
of the Church Extension Commit- 
tee, Synod of Appalachia: 

"I am humbly grateful that you 
have accepted the position of 
Church Extension Worker in the 
employment of the Synod of Ap- 
plachia. God has richly blessed 
\our efforts in the past and I know 
that I speak for all the Executive 
.Sec retaries and Chairmen of 
Church Extension in the Presbyte- 
1 ies in expressing thanksgiving to 
Cod for yotx and your dedication 
to the work and for your willing- 
ness to continue as "our" Church 

Extetrsion Worker. We pray for God's continued blessing of health for you that 
you may be used to the fulness of His will in the continued work of Church Ex- 
tension in this Synod." 

We are looking forward to having Miss Stribling at work in Asheville Presby- 
tery at an early date. 



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WHAT PRESBYTERY DID 
ANNUAL MEETING 

Elected Moderator: the Rev. W. L. 
Hotlgkin, pastor of the Mills River 
Church. 
Sermon: preached by Dr. H. B. Dendy, 
using as the text 1st. Corinthians 10: 
12. 
Prayer for Missionaries: offered by the 

Rev. James L. fack.son. 
Heard Mr. John Harper Brady, Jr., a 
missionary to Japan, bring an inspiring 
message concerning liis work. 
Elected Commissioners to the General 
Assembly meeting to be held in Jvnie 
at King College and First Church, 
Bristol, Tennessee: Ministers — Prin- 
cipals: the Rev. C. Grier Davis and 
the Rev. G. y\iken Taylor. Alternates: 
First — the Rev. Donald Williams; 
and Second — the Rev. Gale D. Lam- 
meyp. Ruling Elders — Principals: 
William McKay, First Church, Hen- 
More On Page Five 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

ANNUAL REPORT 

Mrs. S. S. Cooley, president of the 
Women of The Church, Asheville Pers- 
bytery, presented the annual report to 
the Winter Meeting of Presbytery held 
at Franklin Presbyterian Church, Frank- 
lin, January 17, 1967. 

Presbyteiy received the report and 
commended the women of the Presby- 
tery for their excellent work. The re- 
port presented by Mrs. Cooley is as fol- 
lows: 

It is understandable that in my re- 
port to Asheville Pxesbytery to-day I am 
looking for strengths and growth in our 
women's work, rather than weaknesses. 
We have 33 churches with organized 
women's work in the Presbytery, at last 
report there were 31. Iij these organi- 
zations there are3483 women in 122 cir- 
cles. This is an increase of 167 women 
and 4 additional circles. 

Difficulties in the Revised Plan of 

More On Page Five 



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The Presbyterian Home For Children 
Of Black Mountain. N. C. Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 
W. G. Thomas. Treasurer Don C. Mckenzie, Superintendent 

26 church street, asheville, n. c. r.f.d. 1. black mountain. n. c. 

Tel. Asheville, 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa, 686-3666 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



February, 1967 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

Presbytery of Asheville 

Synod of Appalachia 

1866-1967 

PRESIDENT— Mrs. S. S. Cooley, P. O. 
Box 745, Black Mountain, N. C. 
28711 

VICE-PRESIDENT Mrs. Clarence 

Trotti, 3 Griffing Blvd. Asheville, 
N. C. 28804 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. I. 
H. Archer, 319 Lakewood Drive, 
Asheville — 28803 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. M. L. Williams, 121 Church 
Street, Black Mountain, N. C. 

TREASURER — Mrs. W. M. Green, 
Box 253, Hazelwood, N. C. 

HISTORIAN — Miss Virginia Buchanan, 
— Montreal — 28757 (1966) 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor — Mrs. M. L. Williams, (See 
above) 

MEN OF THE CHURCH 

PRESIDENT — William McKay, First 
Church, Hendersonville, Route 1, Flat 
Rock, N. C. 

FIRST V.P. — T. Kendall O'Barr, West- 
minster Church, 27 Bull Mountain 
Road, Asheville, N. C. 

SECOND V.P. Ned R. Noblett, Mal- 
vern Hills Church, 36 Green Valley 
Road, Asheville, N. C. 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Louis B. 
Joyner, Swannanoa Church, 140 East- 
wood Ave., Swannanoa, N. C. 

FIRST DIVISION CHAIRMAN — Thom- 
as A. McGuire, Franklin Church, Hill- 
crest Circle, Franklin, N. C. 

SECOND DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
Robert W. Paden, Trinity Church, 107 
Balsam Rd., Hendersonville, N. C. 

THIRD DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
Frank P. Scott, West Asheville 
Church, 62 Westwood Ave., Asheville, 
N. C. 

YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 

MODERATOR — Jim Sursavage, An- 
drews 



VICE-MODERATOR 
Grace Covenant 

STATED CLERK — 

Forest 



— Hugh Taylor, 
Diane Tweed, Oak 



TREASURER Sarah Brown, First 

Hendersonville 



REGISTRAR 

Asheville 



Mark Cooper, First 



DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Shaw Aard- 
ema, Arden; Mark Boggs, Grace Cov- 
enant; Vicki Patton, West Asheville; 
Joyce Young, Brevard. 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. George 
D. McCall, The Rev. Robert S. Busey, 
Mrs. Annette Lancaster, Etowah 



FOR CHRISTIAN WITNESS 
AT HOME AND ABROAD 

The Joint Witness Season offering for the benefit of Christian Missions at Home 
and Abroad will be received in the churches during the Week of Prayer and Self- 
Denial February 19-26, 1967. 

In a letter written jointly by Dr. Watson Street, Executive Secretary of World 
Missions, and Dr. John F. Anderson, Executive Secretary of Church Extension, 
concerning the Joint Witness Season Offering, there is the following message: 

You will remember that the offering is supplemental, which means that it 
counts as a regular part of the benevolent budget. Thus, here is an excellent op- 
portimity for you to increase your congregation's and yoin- presbytery's benevo- 
lent contribution for the year. You will also remember tliat 70% goes to World 
missions and 30% to Church Extension. Under your central treasurer you can as- 
sure your people that contributions designated for this offering will definitely be 
divided this way. Also, specific designation to either Board wil be rareftdly fol- 
lowed. 

This year the offering is desperately needed for these specific projects: 
In World Missions 

5% increase in missionary salaries ....$ 86,000 

Increase in missionary pension base to bring up to average min- 

terial level in the home church - 90,000 

Theological education around the world 30,000 

Christian literatiue around the world 20,000 

New extension work in the western part of Brazil 24,000 



$250,000 
In Church Extension 

For continuing inner city projects already operating ,| 35,000 

For beginning new churches 100,000 

For Latin-American work in the Southwest and Soutli Florida __ 30,000 



$165,000 



The simplest procediue is for yoin- treasurer to send the offering to presby- 
tery's treasurer with other l^enevolences for the month, marking this offering 
"Supplemental for World Missions and Church Extension." This will enable us 
to make certain that the amount is used as you have designated. 



BENEVOLENCES THROUGH CENTRAL TREASURY, 1966 
EXPECTATIONS FOR 1967 

The churclies of Asheville Presbytery gave through the Central Treasurer 
to Presbytery, Synod, and General Agencies, in 1966 — $233,630.65 to the "Bud- 
geted Benevolences" and $11,881.75 to the "Non-Budget Benevolence," totaling 
$254,541.13. 

The report of the Central l^reaurer matle to the meeting of Asheville 
Presbytery, at Franklin, on January 17, 1966, is summarized below, showing 
amounts set as the 1966 goal in January 1966, and the amounts actually given. 
No goal was set for the "Non-Budgeted Gifts." 

The basic goal set by Presbytery, January 17, for the 1967 "Undesignated" 
and "Designated " Benevolences to Presbytery, Synod and General Assembly is 
$242,516.24. Every church tniist giTc more /?; J967 to reach this established 
goal. This goal does not include any amount for "Non-Btidgeted Benevo- 
lences." 



1966 
Goal 

ASSEMBLY CAUSES 

17 Assembly causes — World Missions, 
Church Extension — Etc ..$ fi7,741 

SYNOD AGENCIES 

King- College 18,180 

Union Theological Seminary 2,200 

Louisville Theological Seminary .... 1,100 

Christian Education fi,784 

Church Extension 152 

TOTAL $ 28,41(5 

PRESBYTERY AGENCIES 

Presbyterian Home $ 47,700 

Church Extension 45,825 

Christian I'ducation 11,606 

Office of Executive Secretary 19,010 

TOTAL $124,141 



1966 


1967 


Disbursements 


Goal 


$ 75,130.59 


$ 75,644.68 


17,327.00 

2,423.(55 

1,214.41 

6,910.80 

172.25 


17,764.62 

3,072.05 

6,315.02 

237.48 


$ 28,048.11 


$ 28,925.43 


$ 45,295.57 
39,886.37 
12,098.90 
19,004.70 


$ 47,221.22 
43,379.27 
12,970.29 
19,883.00 


$116,285.54 


$123,453.78 



February. 1967 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



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PRES. RELATED AGENCIES 

Montreat-Anderson College $ 12,540 

Davidson College 2,000 

N. C. Council of Churches 212 

TOTAL $ 14,752 

TOTAL BUDGETED $235,050 

Presbyterian Development Fund ...- 

Easter Offering - 

Other Assembly Causes ...- 

King College Campaign 

Other Synod Causes - --- 

In Lieu of Flowers - 

Home Mission Committee 

Other Presbytery Causes - - 

Miscellaneous 

TOTAL - -- 

TOTAL - - 

Bank Charges - 

GRAND TOTAL 



$ 12,243.90 

1,777.70 

144.81 

$ 14,166.41 

$233,630.65 

3,355.13 

2,717.68 

9.16 

1,208.95 

242.21 

1,208.85 

2,305.00 

423.70 

411.07 

$ 11,881.75 

$245,512.40 
28.73 

$245,541.13 



Budgeted Non-Budgeted 
Church Undesignated Designated Designated 

Andrews -...$ 1,612.82 $ 387.22 $ 90.00 

Arden - 5,379.00 815.79 

Asheville, First .- 47,583.98 8,305.66 1,175.40 

Bethel (C) 

Bethel (H) -. 305.92 150.00 5.00 

Black Mountain 6,565.77 2,487.07 421.30 

Brevard D. R. 13,100.00 3,111.74 2,632.85 

Brittains Cove 60.00 86.00 

Bryson City 2,775.00 1,438.80 156.12 

Canton - 1,881.82 1,545.12 211.49 

Cullowhee 300.00 226.50 300.00 

Dillingham - 469.60 184.60 30.00 

Etowah 867.96 145.07 93.57 

Franklin 1,450.00 1,142.07 48.50 

Friendship 890.00 409.09 5.00 

Grace Covenant 12,361.72 1,907.56 462.75 

Hayesville 263.10 

Hazelwood - 120.00 2,693.95 150.65 

Hendersonville 14,322.93 12,712.36 863.55 

Highlands -- 2,500.00 255.71 18.62 

Ivy Park 50.00 175.00 27.50 

Kenilworth 9,705.53 347.55 65.00 

Lakey Gap 720.52 94.00 6.00 

Malvern Hills 2,585.04 1,940.83 1,779.02 

Mills River 2,160.00 545.70 116.60 

Montreat 5,802.75 2,262.57 

Morrison 268.06 100.00 7.50 

Murphy 1,630.00 632.00 5.00 

Oak Forest 4,500.90 3,955.86 

Swannanoa 4,262.11 1,344.84 37.06 

Sylva 3,153.00 427.37 74.10 

Trinity 2,635.26 521.45 2,047.95 

Waynesville 2,640.00 1,262.50 35.00 

Weaverville 7,929.72 6,255.94 605.25 

West Asheville 5,699.19 1,205.09 99.28 

Westminister 6,311.37 1,692.57 113.07 

Women of Asheville 

Presbytery 198.62 

TOTALS $172,863.07 $60,767.58 $11,881.75 

For Bank Exchange Charges from Office Ex. Secretary 



$ 12,287.81 

2,000.00 

204.54 

$ 14,492.35 

$242,516.24 



Totals 

$ 2,090.04 

6,194.79 

57,065.04 

460.92 

9,474.14 

18,844.59 

146.00 
4,369.92 
3,638.43 

826.50 

684.20 

1,106.60 

2,640.57 

1,304.09 

14,732.03 

263.10 

2,964.60 

27,898.84 

2,774.33 

252.50 
10,118.08 

820.52 
6,304.89 
2,822.30 
8,065.32 

375.56 
2,267.00 
8,456.76 
5,644.01 
3,654.47 
5,204.66 
3,937.50 
14,790.91 
7,003.56 
8,117.01 

198.62 

$245,512.40 

28.73 

$245,541.13 



W. L. HODGKIN, MODERATOR 




The Rev. W. L. Hodgkin, pastor of 
the Mills River Church, was elected by 
acclamation Moderator of Asheville 
Presbytery during the meeting held at 
Franklin, January 17. He will serve un- 
til the July meeting. 

In addition to serving as moderator, 
he is concurrently chairman of the Com- 
mittee on Sessional Records and chair- 
man of the Committee on Candidates. 
He is rendering a noble service and it 
is greatly appreciated. 





Joseph B. MacLeod 



NEW REGIONAL DIRECTOR 
SYNOD OF APPALACHIA 

The Rev. Joseph B. McLeod is the 
new Regional Director of Christian Ed- 
ucation for the Synod of Appalachia 
with office at the First Church, 620 
State Church, Knoxville, Tennessee. He 
began his work February 1st, 1967, suc- 
ceeding the Rev. I. M. Ellis, he retired 
last November. 



Before coming to Appalachia, Mr. 
MacLeod served as Regional Director 
for the Synod of West Virginia; and 
prior to that as Director of Christian 
Education in Holston Presbytery. 

He is a graduate of the University of 
North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and of 
Columbia Theological Seminary, Deca- 
tur, Ga. 

He is a native of North Carolina. He 
married the former Mary Virginia 



Swicord, daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. 
Donald A. Swicord, former Missionaries 
to Korea. The MacLeod's have four 
sons and one daughter. 

Mr. MacLeod has been invited to at- 
tend the March 30 meeting of the Chris- 
tian Education of Asheville Presbytery. 
Presbytery. 



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February, 1967 



DIRECTORY OF ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



(Names in Italic elected or re-elected at January 1967 meeting.) 
Moderator: Rev. W. L. Hodgkirt, Horse Shoe, until July 1967: 
Stated Clerk : Rev. W. G. Thomas, 26 Church Street, Asheville, 

N. C. 28801—1968. 
Permanent Clerks Rev. Gale Lammev, 784 Sand Hill Road, 

Asheville, N. C. 28806—1969. 
Treasurer of Benevolence Fund: Rev. W. G. Thomas, address 

above. 
Executive Secretary: Rev. W. G. Thomas, address above. 
Historian and Publicity Clerk: Rev. R. E. McClure, 87 St. 

Dunstans Road, Asheville, N. C. 28803. 
Trustees of Presbytery 
1968 — George Stockton, Montreat; 1969 — H. E. Johnson, Kenil- 

worth. 
1970— O. E. Starncs, Jr., Oak Forest. 

Trustees of Montreat-Anderson College 
1967— Rev. G. Daniel McCall and Rev. B. Hoyt Evans. 
1968 — Horace Adams and J. W. Byers. 
1969 — Robert C. Hunter and Frank Todd. 

Trustees of Davidson College 
1969_Rev. W. G. Thomas; 1970 — Joseph L. Hunter, Grace Cov- 

Covenant. 

Church Extension 
1968— Rev. Grover Sewell ; Rev. J. E. Bates; Dr. W. M. Nelson, 

Westminster; B. L. McGlamery, Franklin. 
1969— Rev. Bill Williams; Rev. J. C. Lime; 0. E. Starnes, Jr.; 

George Stotvell, Hendersonville. 
1970 — Rev. Gale D. Lammey; Rev. Leroy V. Secrest, Chairman; J. 

C. Ward, Arden; J. M. Choate, West Asheville. 

Presbyterian Home for Children 
1968 — J. Paul Teal, Jr., Westminster; Wm. McKay, Henderson- 
ville, First; J. R. Lewis, Grace Covenant; Mrs. Hugh E. 
Lamb, Oak Forest. 
1969 — Rev. H. B. Dendy, Chairman; Rev. R. S. Busey; Mrs. C. 

D. Thomas, Black Mountain; Cal Kuykendall, Henderson- 
ville, First. 

1970 — Rev. R. G. Shelor; Mrs. Clarence Trofti, Asheville, First; 
M. G7-aham Price, Weaverville; Edward G. Roberts, Mal- 
vern Hills. 

Christian Education 

1968 — Rev. John C. Neville, Jr.; Dr. John Folger, Brevard-David- 
son River; Rev. B. Hoyt Evans, Chairman. 

1969— Rev. Robert Davis; John Tyndall, Malvern Hills; R. Lynn 
Crawley, Westminster. 

1970— i?ey. Calvin C. Thielman; J. G. Williams, Malvern Hills; 
Lewis D. Mitchell, Arden. 

Presbytery's Council 

1968 — Rev. Jeff T. Kesterson; Chas. A. Allen, Hendersonville, 
First; T. H. Lamb, Oak Forest, Chairman. 

1969 — Rev. R. E. McClure; Rev. J. L. Jackson; Horace Adams, 
Grace Covenant; Albert Pound, Black Mountain. 

1970 — Rev. D. E. Carlton; Rev. Edwin Graham; Robert Arm- 
strong, Asheville, First; W. P. McLean, West Asheville. 
The following by virtue of office held: Moderator, Execu- 
tive Secretary — Stated Clerk. 

Commission on Minister His Work 

1968 — Rev. Calvin Thielman; F. A. Plummer, Asheville, First. 
1969 — Rev. A. Allen Gardner, Jr., Chairman; H. E. Lamb, Oak 

Forest. 
1970 — Rev. G. Aiken Taglor; C. A. Stiibbs, Montreat. 

PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

Nominations: 1968 — Rev. Leroy V. Secrest, Chairman; Edward 
G. Roberts, Malvern Hills. 



1969— Rev. B. Hoyt Evans; Sam R. Patton, West Asheville. 
1970 — Rev. W. Ted Smith, Jr.; Donald C. McKenzie, Black 
Mountain. 
World Missions: 1968 — Lewis D. Mitchell, Arden. 

1969 — Rev. Hugh L. Eichelberger, Jr., Chairman. 
1970 — Rev. George F. Ganey, Jr. 
Annuities and Relief: 1968 — Louis E. Smith, Asheville, First. 
1969 — Rev. Wade H. Boggs, Chairman. 
1970— Rev. E. M. Vaughn. 
Presbyterian Foundations 1968 — Rev. A. Allen Gardner, Jr., 
Chairman. 
1969 — E. A. Andrews, Jr., Montreat. 
1970— .7. S. Howell, Ashevile, First. 
Evangelism: 1968 — Dr. H. L. Bacon, Bryson City, Chairman; 
C. S. Porter, Swannanoa; Rev. E. B. Whitson; Rev. 
J. H. Armfield, Jr. 
1969— Rev. H. S. Schum; Arthur Matthews, Grace Cove- 
nant; Dr. George Lacy, Arden; Harold Flanagan, 
Hendersonville, First. 
1970— Jacfc Dnckett, Malvern Hills; Rev. C. W. Solomon; 
Rev. D. E. Carltoii; W. A. Singleton, Murphy. 
Christianity and Health: 1968 — Dr. H. L. Bacon, Bryson City. 
1969 — Dr. John L. Folger, Brevard-Davidson River, Chair- 
man. 
1970 — Rev. James Skelton. 
Candidate Committee: 1968 — Rev. W. L. Hodgkin, Chairman; 
M. Graham Price, Weaverville. 
1969 — Rev. H. S. Schum; Harold Sluder, Brittains Cove. 
1970— Rev. Richard Shelor; Tom Tweed, Oak Forest. 
Examining Committee: 1970 — Rev. Bill Williams, Chairman. 
On Experimental Religion — The Moderator. 
On Theology— 1968: Rev. R. E. McClure; 1969— eRv. Mar- 

rion Boggs. 
On Church Government— 1968: Rev. W. W. Pharr; 1970: 

Rev. J. Bruce Frye. 
On Sacrament— 1968: Rev. J. L. Jackson; 1970: Rev. J. H. 

A^-mfield, Jr. 
On English Bible— 1968: Rev. C. C. Thielman; 1969 ;Rev. 

John L. Fain, Jr. 
On Academic and Seminary Studies — 1969 : Rev. B. Hoyt 
Evans; 1970 -.Rev. Robert S. Busey .Examiner. 
Women's Work: 1968— Rev. C. C. Thielman. 
1969 — Rev. S. Browne Hoyt, Chairman. 
1970 — Robert Henderson, Westminster. 
Sessional Records: 1968 — Rev. W. H. Hodgkin, Chairman. 
1969— Rev. H. L. Eichelberger, Jr. 
1969 — Rev. Robert P. Grumpier. 
Minutes of Church Courts: 1968 — B. L. McGlamery, Franklin. 
1969— Rev. Jeff T. Kesterson, Chairman. 
1970— Rev. J. H. Armfield, Jr. 
Program: Rev. W. L. Hodgkin, Moderator; Rev. W. G. Thomas, 

Stated Clerk, & Host Pastor. 
Office of Executive Secretary: 1968 — Rev. J. C. Lime, Chair- 
man; Arthur G. Kiser, Malvern Hills. 
1969— Rev. J. E. Bates; C. E. Worley, West Asheville. 
1970— Rev. A. Allen Gardner, Jr.; T. H. Lamb, Oak Forest. 
Salaries of Ministers: 1968 — Dr. W. W. Dudley, Kenilworth; 
Guy White, Asheville, First. 
1969 — J. B. Patton, Westminster; James H. Davidson, 

Swannanoa. 
1970 — Leon C. Walker, Grace Covenant, Chairman; J. L. 
BroiV7i, Hendersonville, First. 
Presbyterian Survey Representative: Rev. W. Ted Smith, Jr., 

1969. 
N. C. Council of Churches Representative: Mrs. F. A. Plum- 
mer, Asheville, First, 1969. 



CANDIDATES FOR THE GOSPEL MINISTRY 



Henry Bates, Kenilworth Cluirch, Columbia Seminary. 

Walker K. Beaty, Jr., Grace Covenant Church, teaching 
High School, Kershaw, S. C. 

Thomas M. Byrd, Kenilworth Church, University of North 
Carolina. 

J. Carlton Burrell, Hazedwood Church, Columbia Sem- 
inary. 

Philip E. Chase. Waynesville Church, Wake Forest Col- 
lege. 

James McDowell Davis, Aslievillc First, Union T. Semi- 
nary. 

HiCHARD K. Kennedy, Montreat Church, Belhaven College. 



William Larry Kidd, Hazelwood Church, Montreat-An- 
derson College. 

Thomas S. Morrison, Jr., Asheville First Church, Union 
T. Seminary. 

GUDGER Nichols, Asheville First Church, Columbia Sem- 
inary. 

Edward L. Payne, Friendship Church, King College. 

Joseph D. Renfro, Hendersonville First Church. 

George David Russell, Waynesville Church, Columbia 
Seminary. 

George Douglas Slagle. Franklin Church, Columbia Sem- 
inary. 

Hubert Sneed, Murphy Church, U. S. Army. 

Morris Wilder. First Cliurch, Hendersonville, N. C. 



ebruary, 1967 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Five 



PRES^VTEJUdN HOME NEWS 

by (The Superiniendenl 

Our Superintendent of lire Home has 
een contined to the hosjiital since 
"uesday, Febrtiary 7. We are happy to 
?port that he will probably be back 
ome and at work before this issue of 
•in- Mountain Work is published. Our 
rayers and best wishes are for Don 
IcKenzie. He is greatly beloved by the 
aff members and chiklren and all are 
sry anxious for him to enjoy a speedy 
xovery. Members and friends of all 
Lir churches appreciate the excellent 
ork he is rendering at The Home. 

Mr. Edward G. Roberts, a member of 
le Board of Trustees since 1950, is also 
L the hospital. He is improving day 
y day and will soon be able to return 
ame and to his work. We are thankful 
e is doing so well. 



17 — Freda Wiggins 
17__Michael Elliott 
3()_Shirlene Elliott 



age 7 
age 7 
age 12 



MIDWINTER YOUTH RALLY 

The rally for the yotmg people of 
sheville Presbytery will be held at the 
irst Chinch, Hendersonville, Saturday 
id Sunday, February 18th and 19th. 
egistration begins at 9:00 o'clock on 
iturday and the rally will close follow- 
g the Morning Worship Service on 
inday. 



WHAT PRESBYTERY DID 

'■om Page One 

dersonville; and D. M. Monroe, Mon- 
treal Chinch, Montreal. Alternates: 
First — Edward G. Roberts, Malvern 
Hills Church; Second — J. }. Stone, 
Kenilworth Church; Third — Louis 
Smith, First Church, Asheville; and 
Fourth — Jack H. Duckett, Malvern 
Hills Church. 

card and received as information ma- 
jority and minority reports from the 
special conmiiitee on Reformed Faith 
and Order. Instructed t h e Stated 
Clerk to send both reports to the 
Rev. W. A. Benfield, Jr., Chairman 
of the Representatives to the Consul- 
tation On Church Union appointed 
by the General Assembly, 
dmitied to Record the action of the 
Commission on The Minister and His 
Work in dissolving the Pastoral Rela- 
tion of the Rev. J. D. Whitesides with 
the Sylva Church and the granting of 
a certificate of dismission to Holston 
Presbytery. 

eceived the Annual Report of the 
Women of Presbytery presented by 
Mrs. S. S. Cooley, President, 
atistical reports from the churches: 
Members 8913; Simday School enroll- 
ment 5331; Total Contributions, $1,- 
167,034 — $235,658 for Benevolences; 



.$49,681 for Non-Budgeted Benevol- 
ences; .1285,331; Total Benevolences; 
.i;573,(i66 Cinrent Expenses; $308,037 
Building Fund. 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

From Page One 

Women's Work have been overcome and 
the women are finding that the new 
structure affords the 4 program chair- 
men a closer working relationship with 
each other, in contrast to the former 
organization of 9 "cause" chairmen 
planning separately. The responsibil- 
ities of the program chairmen also tie 
in more closely with the committees on 
Work and Worship in the Chvnch. The 
emphasis of the women's work tends to- 
wards more cooperation with the church 
session committees than with general 
meetings of the Women of the Church. 
Perhaps one reason for this is that more 
women are serving as Ruling Elders and 
Deacons and on church committees. Bi- 
ble study and prayer groups in the cir- 
cles continue to be the most important 
feature of the circle groups. 

Since the last report Honorary Life 
Membersliips have been pre,sented to 
ten faithful members of the Presbytery. 

One of the most generally reported 
needs is better attendance at circle meet- 
ings and more women totally involved 



in the program of the church. However, 
this is not reflected in our financial sup- 
port. The Women of Asheville Presby- 
tery gave $4758.12 to the Birthday Of- 
fering in May which went towards needs 
in GueiTant Presbytery. This was a 
jjer capita gift of $1.37. The Synod of 
Appalachia per capita was $1.16 and 
the Synod of Kentucky per capita was 
$1.34. 

Last year the Women of Asheville 
Presbytery set a goal of $500 toward an 
Educational Fund to be used for col- 
lege expenses for young people from the 
Presbyterian Home. This has reached 
$426.63, mainly through offerings at 
District Meetings, and is expected to be 
completed by the Presbyterial meeting 
in April. 

The Interdenominational Christian 
Conference held annually in Knoxville 
in Jime, will be interracial this year. 
Another first is that the 1967 Women's 
Conference at Montreal, Jidy 5 - 12, will 
be open to husbands as participants. 

Women prayerfully seek the Lord's 
guidance in luulerstanding and fulfill- 
ing the particular responsibilities we 
have in the family, in the congregation, 
in tlie commiuiity, and around the 
world. To fully realize these respon- 
sibilities we neecl not only the coopera- 
tion of the total congregations, but co- 
operation with oui C^hristian communi- 
ties as well. 





IN MEMORY OF 


Riding 


Elders in the Churches of Asheville Presbytery 
Called to their reward in 1966 


Asheville First 


— Walter Erwin Abernethy 

Date of Death — January 1966 
Years of Service— 1935-1966 

— Clyde McKitrick Blair 
Date of Death June 4, 1966 
Years of Service— 1950-1966 


Canton 


— William P. Barnes 

Date of Death — November 10, 1966 
Years of Service— 1938-1966 

— Edward Furness 

Date of Death — February 7, 1966 
Years of Service— 1959-1966 


Grace Covenant 


—Allen T. Fishel 

Date of Death — December 26, 1966 
Years of Service— 1956-1959 


Mills River 


— Thomas Holden 

Date of Death — June 7, 1966 
Years of Service— 1936-1966 


Sylva 


— James Edward Thompson 

bate of Death — December 11. 1966 
Year of Service — 1966 


Waynesville 


—Albert Abel 

Date of Death— March 19, 1966 
Years of Service— 1951-1962 


West Asheville 


— Andral Campbell Choate 

Date of Death — November 26, 1966 
Years of Service— 1938-1966 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



February. 1967 



MFmnrtal (Sifts 

The Presbyterian Home for Children 
Black Mountain. N. C. 



Adams, Mrs. Racik Davis, Asheville — South- 
ern Railway Asheville Division Benefit Assn., 
Women of Kenilworth Church, Asheville. 
Mr. Curtis Carroll Davis. Baltimore. Md. 

Arnette, Mrs. /ames Mc.Leqd, Charlottesville, 
Va. — Mr. & Mrs. Rush G. Allison, Brevard. 

Barnes, Mr. W. P., Canton — The Rev. & 
Mrs. R. D. Bedinger. .Asheville. 

Beck, Mr. Glenn Wii.llam, Franklin — Mr. 
& Mrs. Horace T. Nolcn, Franklin. 

Bishop, Mess Margaret, Canton — Circle No. 
I of Presbyterian Church, Canton. 

Bowman, Mrs. Betty — Mr. Edward H. C.oul- 
son, Memphis, Tenn. 

Bricmon, Pec:. Billy D., Barnardsville — Mrs. 
Arthur Dillingham, Barnardsville. 

Brown, Mrs. Ri'th, Atlanta, Ga. — Mrs. W. 
Bernard Ferguson, Wcaverville. 

Bryant, Mr. \vii.liam T., Asheville — Mrs. 
Hazel J. Ford, Asheville. 

BlIMGARDNER, MRS. J. N., HUNTERSVILLE, N. C. 

— Mr. &: Mrs. G. H. Baugh, Asheville. 
Buscher, Mrs. J. R., Oxford, O. Mrs. J. Rid- 
ley Jackson, Asheville. 
Chandler, Mr. Viroil, Montgomery, Ala. — 

Mrs. George B. Phillips. Hendersonville. 
Chapman, Annie Mae, Wavnesville, N, C. — 

Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Wall. Canton. 
Coffin, Mr. Hector, Knoxville, Tenn. — Mr. 

Heni7 J. CJeiger, Pisgah Forest. 
Cox, Mr. Roy, Asheboro, N. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 

Harry C. Williams, Hendersonville. 
Donaldson, C:ol. Thomas (.)., Jr., Tucson, Ariz. 

— Mrs. Elizabeth R. Donaldson, Asheville. 
Ennis, Mrs. Grace West, .Salisbury, N. C. — 

Mrs. Grace A. Stamey, Waynesville. 
Evers, Mr. Bert, Comfrey, Minn. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Arthur O. Wall, Canton. 
Fishel, Mr. a. L.. Asheville — Women of 

Grace Covenant Church, Asheville. 
Fleming, Miss Mae, Marshall, N. C. — Dr. .<• 

Mrs. A. M. Ramsey, Marshall. 
Fraley, Mrs. Martha Patton, Winston-Salem, 

N. C. — Mrs. M. M. Shepherd & Daughters. 

Hendersonville. 
Franklin, Mrs. W. G., ,Salyer.sville, Ky. — 

Mrs. John C. McDowell, Weaverville. 
Gautier, Mrs. R. B., Coral Gables, Fla. — Mrs. 

L. B. Prince, Hendersonville. 
Gray, Mrs. Javan, Franklin — Mr. & Mrs. 

Horace T. Nolen, Mrs. Clharles McClure & 

Family, Mrs. Lois F. Fullon, Miss Elsie Hayes, 

Miss Esther Wallace, Mr. & Mrs. Claude 

Bolton, Miss Alice Slagle, Franklin. Mr. k 

Mrs. W. B. Holden, Wilmette, 111. 
Griffith, Mr. & Mrs. J. A., Charlotte, N. C. 

— Dr. & Mrs. W. G. Fhomas, Asheville. 
Grogan, Mr. JE.SSIE, Canton — Mr. & Mrs. 

William Milne, Canton. 
Gu.sTAw, Mrs. Eleanor Marie, Franklin — Mr. 



Joseph ^V. Gustaw. Franklin. 

GiTiiRiK, Mrs. Bertha Sams, .Asheville — Mrs. 
H. B. Croswell, Miss 01i\e Croswell, Ashe- 
ville. 

Hill, Mrs. O. V,, Canton — Women of Pres- 
byterian Church, Canton. 

HILLS, Mrs. Georgia B., Atlanta, Ga. — Averv 
Bible Class of Presbyterian Church, Mi.ss Ann 

D. Hardin, Circle No. 1 of Presbyterian 
Church. Mi,ss June E. Scroggs, Mr. & Mrs. 
\Villiam Milne, Women of Presbyterian 
Church, Mr, & Mrs. Everett Scroggs, Mr. 
Thomas Furness, Miss Mary Furness, Can- 
ton. Mrs. O. F. Gillis, Miss Mary Gillis, Mrs. 

E. M. Lide, Clyde. 

HoGLEN, Mr. Zemmery, .Asheville — Mr. & 

Mrs. Grover T. Mauney. Canton. 
HoLBERT, Mr. William R., Horse Shoe, N. C. 

— Vernon &: Leander Johnson. Henderson- 
ville. 

Hollar, Mr. Walter L., Blowing Rock, N. C. 

— Mrs. Hazel Hylton, Frances Southard, 
Franklin. 

Ke^s, Mrs. Nannie, Asheville — Women of 
the West Asheville Presbyterian Church, 
\Vomcn of The Presbyterian Church, Can- 
ton. 

Latta, Mrs. D. L., New Bern, N. C. — Dr. & 
Mrs. R. E. McClure, Asheville. 

Maher, Mrs. Ina, Asheville — Circle No. 11 
of Women of First Church, Asheville. 

Matthews, Mrs. Mabel Callahan, Canton — 
^Vomen of The Presbyterian Church, The 
Session of The Presbyterian Church. Mr. 
Thomas Furness, Miss Mary Furness, Mrs. 
Martha Furness, Lovella and Barbara Glenn, 
Mr. & Mrs. George R. Robertson, Canton, 

Matthews, Mr. Robert J. L., Canton — Mrs. 
J. E. Tate, Miss Betty Lou Tate, Mr. & Mrs. 
Tate Barlow, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Wall & 
Family, Mrs. Dorothy H. Avery, Mr, & Mrs. 
Mrs. William Milne, Mr. & Mrs. George R. 
Robertson, Miss June Scroggs, Women of The 
Preibyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Harry N. 
Matthews and I'alrick, Choir of The Presby- 
terian Church, Mr. & Mrs. James H. Rice 
and Dorothea Jean, Mr. &: Mrs. Don Murphy. 
Mr. !<: Mrs. H. Glenn Williams, Mr. & Mrs. 
E. S. Mathis, Miss Ann D. Hardin, The .Ses- 
sion of The Presbyterian Church, Circle No. 
3 of Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Bobby 
E. Holcombe, Mr. & Mrs. Everett Scroggs, 
Canton. Mrs. O. F. Gillis, Miss Mary Gillis. 
Mrs. E. M. Lide, Clyde. The Rev. & Mrs. 
R. D. Bedinger, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. J. C. 
Garlington, Mi.ssoula, Montana. 

Maitiiews, Mrs. Robert J. L., Canton — Mrs. 
J. E. Tate, Miss Betty Lou Tate, Session of 
Ihe Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs, Wil- 
liam Milne, Mr. & Mrs. Tate Barlow, Miss 
June E. Scroggs, Circle No. 3 of The Pres- 
byterian Church. Women of The Presbyte- 
rian Church. Mr. X: Mrs. Cieorge R. Robert- 
son, Canton. Mrs. O. F. Gillis, Miss Mary 
Gillis, Clyde. 

McClALL, Mr. Freeman B., Bi.ac:k Mountain — 
Mr. & Mrs. Clarence L. Frady, Black Moun- 
tain. 



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Nicholson, Mrs. George, Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. 

James \V'agoner, Brevard. 
O'Connor, Mr. John, Statesville, N. C. — Dr. I 

& Mrs. C. D. Thomas, Black Mountain. 
Paquette, Mr. W. G., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs 

G. H. Baugh, Asheville. 
Piatt, Mrs. R. C, Wilmington, N. C. — Dr. 

X; Mrs. R. E. McClure, Asheville. 
Pool, Mrs. William R., .\vondale Estates, Ga. 

— Circle No. 12 of Women of First Church. 
Mrs. Ralph Lee, Women's Bible Class of 
First Church, Asheville. 

RAMSI:^, Mr. Carl, I^revard — Mr. &: Mrs. 
Lee Norton. Brevard. 

liFED, Mr. J. A. — Dr. ,><; Mrs. .Samuel Robin- 
son, Asheville. 

Reese, Miss Ruth, Hendersonville — Mr. K.- 
Mrs. E. B. Quinn, Mrs. L. B. Prince, Hender- 
sonville. 

RoMANCiiiiK, Lance Cpl. Michael R., Heller- 
town, Pa. — Mrs. Helma C. Palen, Mr. .^v 
Mrs. William Milne, Canton. Mrs. O. F. 
Gillis. Miss Mary Gillis, Clyde. 

Robinson, Max Bennv, Canton — Mr. & Mrs. 
.Arthur O. Wall, Canton. 

Robinson, Maurice Dean, Canton — Mr. .<: 
.VIrs. Arthur O. Wall, Canton. 

Saeara, Mrs. Alice Jean, Washington, D. C. 

— Mr, & Mrs. Furman Robertson, Waynes- 
ville. 

Sander.s, Infant Carl, Asheville — Women of 

ihe West Asheville Presbyterian Church. 
Sc:roggs, Mr. Fred O., Brass Town, N. C. — 

— Mr. & Mrs. .Arthur Wall, Canton. 
SiiUFORD, Mr. William Perry, Asheville — 

Mr. & Mrs. Reid Lovelace, Betsy & Ken, Mrs. 
Jessie Burgin, Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Phillips, 
Mr. and Mrs. M. Graham Price, Debbie & 
Leslie, Wachovia liank & Trust Company, 
(Urcle No. 3 of Women of First Church, Mr. 
& Mrs. Joseph L. Hunter, Asheville. 

Sill, Mr. Harry, Miami Beach, Fla. — Miss 
Elsie Hayes, Miss Esther W^allace, Circle No. 
1 of Women of Presbyterian Church, Ashe- 
ville. 

Smith, Miss Eugenia, Asheville — Women's 
CUub of Asheville, Miss .Alma Hawthorne, 
Miss Nanine Iddings, Miss Winifred Lee, 
Miss Elizabeth C. McCutchcn, Miss I'^dna 
Ward, Mrs. Minna Hegeman, Mrs. J. K. Blair. 
Mrs. Arnold Plummer, Mrs. Charles S\vili, 
Mrs. R. E. McClure. Miss Ora Blackmun.j 
,VIrs. I. H. .Archer, Mrs. Charles Verner, Miss 
Mary Alice Baird, Mrs. Basil Howell, Mrs. 
J. E. Wilson, Mrs. David Haas, Asheville. 

Smith, Miss Tone, Charlotte, N. C. — Shu- 
mate Memorial Bil)le Class of West Asheville 
Presbyterian Church. 

Siame^, Mr. Miles C, Candler — Business ft 
Professional Women's Club, Black Mountain. 
Thompson, Mr. J. E., Sylva — Mr. & Mrs. 
l^red D. Hooper, Dr. R. David Daniel, Sylva. 
Mr. & Mrs. Marvin C. Jones. Jr., Knoxville, 
Tenn. 

Trolson, Mr. William Neal, J()iin.son City 
Tenn. — Mrs. Frank J. Lhota, Asheville, 

I urner. Col. H. li., Clearwater, Fla, — Mrs 
J. M. ^\'illiams, Hendersonville. 

1 UROEF, Mr. I., Washington, D. C. — Mrs 
May A. Dunn, Asheville. 

Vestal, Mrs. Geor(;e, McRE-i, Ga. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Phil Brintnall, Bryson City. 

Ward, Mrs. E. B., .Asheville — Women's lii- 
ble Class of First Church, Asheville. 

Warlick, Mr. Jasper, Asheville — Dr. & Mrs 
Samuel Robinson, Asheville. 

Wheeler, Mr. W. E., .Asheville — Mr. & Mrs 
\Villiain Milne. Canton. Mr. it Mrs. J. J. 
Pipes, Wasliington, Ga. 

\ViHrE, Mrs. E.mily, Asheville — Women oE 
Kenilworth Church, Asheville. 

Whiteside, Mrs, Rosalie. Dubose, Asheville — 
Mr. &: Mrs. Louis Lipinsky, Mr. & Mrs. Bruce 
H. Frey, Mrs. John C. Cheesborough, Mrs. 
Marie G. Boone, Fhe Kennith Culbrethi 
Family, Friends of Mr. Whiteside at WLOS 
TV, Asheville. 

WiLLiTS, Mr. C. p., lioLviA, N. C. — Women 
of Bethel Presbyterian Church, Canton. 

Wrk;ht, Mrs. Jessie Queen, Asheville — The 
Choate Family, Asheville. 

Young, Mr. James L., Franklin — Mr. & Mrs. 
W. B. Holden, Wilmette, ill. I 






OUR 
OUNTAIN 
WORK 



Church Extension 

Christian Education 

he Presbyterian Home For Children 
of Black Mountain 

In Ashevllle Presbytery 

Presbyterian Church, U. S. 
Synod of Appalachia 







MARCH. 1967 

Entered as second-class matter June 1, 1930, 
at the Postoffice at Weaverville, N. C, under 
the Act of March 3, 1879. 

The Whole Work Of The Whole Church 

Promoted In Or Supported By 

Asheville Presbytery 

Published Monthly At Weaverville, N. C, By 

Asheville Presbytery, Office of 

Executive Secretary 

Rev. W. G. Thomas, D.D., Editor 

26 Church Street - - Asheville, N. C. 

Rev. H. B. Dendv, D.D. — Business Manager 
Weaverville, N. C. 

Subscription Price: $1.00 Per Annum 



Volume LVII March. 1967 



No. 3 



LENTEN SERVICES 
THREE MINISTERS 

The Lenten services, sponsored by the 
Churclimen ot Church Street, Asheville, 
are being conducted in the First Presby- 
terian Church, 40 Church Street, Mon- 
day through Friday, 12:25 — to 12:55 
P.M. 

The speaker for the week of March 
6-10 was the Rev. Howard C. Wilkin- 
son, D.D., chaplain to Duke University, 
Durham, N. C. 

The speaker for the week of March 
13-17, is the Rev. W. Kirk Allen, Jr., 
D.D., pastor of the First Presbyterian 
Church, Kingsport, Tennessee. 

The speaker for the week of March 
20-24 will be the Rev. Alfred B. Star- 
ratt, Rector of Emmanuel Episcopal 
Church in Baltimore, aMryland. 



THE REV. AND MRS. DONALD E. WILLIAMS AND 
THEIR CHILDREN 

The Rev. Donald E. Williains, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Williams, Black 
Mountain, N. C, a member of Asheville Presbytery, and a flying evangelist mis- 
tionary of the North Brazil Mission, will speak during the spring meeting of 
Asheville Presbytery, Tuesday, April 11, at the Kenilworth Church, Asheville. 

Since 1946, Mr. Williams, a graduate of C^olumbia Theological Seminary, has 
been preaching, teaching and living the gospel of Christ in North Brazil, located 
in a section 300 miles south of the Amazon River mouth. He returned on fur- 
lough with his wife and five children, ages 8-19, last June and they plan to return 
to Brazil during the month of August. The home address is now 1204 Rennie Ave, 
Richmond, Va. 

Mrs. Williams, formerly Miss Laura Gordon of Spray, N. C, is the daughter 
of an Episcopal minister; her brother is Flying Bishop Ciordon of Alaska and one 
of her sisters is with the Anglical Bible Church Mission in India. During the 1957 
Joint Witness Season, while her husband is itinerating iir the Synod of New Or- 
leans, she is itinerating in the Synod of North Carolina. 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

ANNUAL MEETING 

The Annual Meeting of the Women 
of The Church, Asheville Presbytery, 
will be held at the Franklin Presbyte- 
rian Church, Thursday, April 14 at 10 
A.M. Registration will begin at 9:30. 
There will be a Council meeting of 
Presbyterial officers at 9:15. Mrs. S. S. 
Cooley will preside. 

The theme of the program is: "God's 
Call to Christian Action". Mrs. W. Mur- 
doch MacLeod will bring the inspira- 
tional message developing the theme on 
the leaflet, "The Theological Basis for 
Christian Social Action", which was 
adopted by the 1966 General Assembly. 
Mrs. MacLeod is living in Washington, 

Mo>re On Page Four 




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The Presbyterian Home For Children 
Of Black Mountain, N. C, Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage. Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 
W. G. Thomas, Treasurer Don C. Mckenzfe, Superintendent 

26 Church street, asheville, n. c. R.F.D. 1, Black Mountain, N. C, 

Tel. Asheville, 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa, 686-3666 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



March. 1967 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 
Presbytery of Asheville 
Synod of Appalachia 
1966-1967 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. S. S. Cooley, P. O. 

Box 745, Black Mountain, N. C. 

28711 
VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. Clarence 

Trotti, 3 Griffing Blvd. Asheville, 

N. C. 28804 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. I. 
H. Archer, 319 Lakewood Drive, 
Asheville — 28803 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. M. L. Williams, 121 Church 
Street, Black Mountain, N. C. 

TREASURER — Mrs. W. M. Green, 
Box 253, Hazelwood, N. C. 

HISTORIAN — Miss Virginia Buchanan, 
— Montreat — 28757 (1966) 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor Mrs. M. L. Williams, (See 

above) 

MEN OF THE CHURCH 

PRESIDENT — William McKay, First 
Church, Hendersonville, Route 1, Flat 
Rock, N. C. 

FIRST V.P. — T. Kendall O'Barr, West- 
minster Church, 27 Bull Mountain 
Road, Asheville, N. C. 

SECOND V.P. — Ned R. Noblett, Mal- 
vern Hills Church, 36 Green Valley 
Road, Asheville, N. C. 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Louis B. 
Joyner, Sv^annanoa Church, 140 East- 
wood Ave., Swannanoa, N. C. 

FIRST DIVISION CHAIRMAN — Thom- 
as A. McGuire, Franklin Church, Hill- 
crest Circle, Franklin, N. C. 

SECOND DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
Robert W. Paden, Trinity Church, 107 
Balsam Rd., Hendersonville, N. C. 

THIRD DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
Frank P. Scott, West Asheville 
Church, 62 Westvvrood Ave., Asheville, 
N. C. 

YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 



MODERATOR 

drews 

VICE-MODERATOR 
Grace Covenant 

STATED CLERK — 
Forest 

TREASURER — 
Hendersonville 



REGISTRAR 
Asheville 



Jim Sursavage, An- 

Hugh Taylor, 

— Diane Tweed, Oak 

Sarah Brown, First 
Mark Cooper, First 



DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Shaw Aard- 

ema, Arden; Mark Boggs, Grace Cov- 
enant; Vicki Patton, West Asheville; 
Joyce Young, Brevard. 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. George 
D. McCall, The Rev. Robert S. Busey, 
Mrs. Annette Lancaster, Etowah 




Lane D. Adams 

CALLING THE RULING ELDERS 
FOR SUNDAY APRIL 2 

A Prcsbytery-wide meeting for the 
Ruling Elders in the 36 churches of the 
Presbytery will be held in the First Pres- 
byterian Church, Ashevile, Sunday af- 
ternoon, April 2, beginning at 3:00 
o'clock. 

TJie meeting is sponsored by Presby- 
tery's Committee (Jn Evangelism and 
was approved by Asheville Presbytery 
during the 1966 summer meeting. Dr. 
II. L. Bacon is the Chairman of the 
Committee. He is a ruling elder in the 



THE YOUTH RALLY 
RECORD ATTENDANCE 

120 young people attended the Mid- 
winter Rally, sponsored by Presbytery's 
Education Committee, conducted by the 
Yoiuh Council, and held at the First 
Presbyterian Chmxh, Hendersonville, 
Saturdav and Sunday, February 18 and 
10. 

The Rev. G. Daniel McCall, one of 
the adidt advisors, reported that the 
leaders of the Rally were greatly pleased 
with the record attendance, the active 
participation of the young people in the 
piogram, the gracious hospitality pro- 
\idcd by meml^ers of the First Church, 
Hendersonville, and the favorable re- 
actions of the young people for the privi- 
lege of being directed in the light of 
our Christian faith concerning the spe- 
cial study: "The Christian Teenager 
Looks At Sex." 



YOUTH SPRING RALLY, 
YOUTH CONFERENCE 

Ihe Ainuial S])ring Rally for the 
young people of y\sheville Presbytery 
will be held at Montreat, N. C, on 
Sunday, April Ki; and the summer Con- 
ference will be held at tlic same place, 
|une 8 through 12. 



Bryson City Church and he is earnestly 
requesting every ruling elder in the 
churches of the Presbytery to attend this 
meeting. The purpose is to emphasize 
anew the place and responsibility of the 
ruling elder iir the task of evangelism. 

The Rev. Lane G. Adams, an Associ- 
ate Evangelist on the Billy Graham! 
Evangelistic Team, will be the special 
speaker. He is a member of Knoxville 
Presbytery, ordained in 1958. He was 
pastor of the Key Biscayne Presbyterian 
Church, Key Biscayne, Florida from 
1958-63; and pastor of the Cedar Springs 
Presbyterian Church, Knoxville, Ten- 
nessee, from 1963-64. He has been with 
the Billy Graham Team since 1963. 
While pastor of the Cedar Springs 
Church, he conducted an interdenomi- 
national series of evangelistic services in 
the City Auditorium, Asheville. 

A discussion period wil be conducted! 
following the message of Mr. Adams on i 
the theme: How Can The Ruling Elder 
Fulfill Flis Responsibility In The Field 
Of Evangelism? 

Members of Presbytery's Committee 
on Evangelism are: Dr. H. L. Bacon, 
Bryson City; C. S. Porter, Swannanoa; 
Rev. E. B. Whitson; Rev. John H. Arm- 
field, Jr.; Rev. H. S. Schum; Arthur! 
Matthews, Grace Covenant; Dr. George; 
Lacy, Arden; Harold Flanagan, Hender- 
sonville; Fiist; Jack Duckett, Malvern 
Hills; Rev. C. W. Solomon; Rev. Dan 
E. Carlton; and W. A. Singleton, Mur- 
phy. 



CORRECTION 

Inadvertently the name of the Rev. 
G. Daniel McCall, class of 1968, wasj 
omitted from Presbytery's Council in 
the Directory of Asheville Presbytery 
published in the February issue of Our 
Mountain Work. 



Watch This Column 

The Central Treasiuer of Benevolences 
for Asheville Presbytery reports for 
period indicated below: 

January 1 March 8 

BUDGETED 
Received for distribution to 
all Benevolent Causes 

Undesignated: ,f 29,316.99 

ReceivctI for disiril:)ulion lo 
Special Benevolent Causes* 

Designated: 10,961.16 

NON-BUDGETED 

Received lor distribution to 

Special Causes: __ 400.06 

T(^TAL RECEIPTS: -. ,|40,678.21 



* The Witness Offering to 



date: $ 2,401.37 



(70% to World Missions 
30% to Church Extension) 



March. 1967 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



THE SYLVA CHURCH CALLS 
WILLIAM RILEY COVIN 

The Rev. William Riley Covin, a 
member of Asheville Presbytery, has in- 
dicated his willingness to accept a call 
to become the pastor of the First Pres- 
byterian Church, Sylva, North Carolina. 
He will move from Willington, S. C, to 
Sylva by March 15 and will assume im- 
mediately his duties as minister of the 
church. 



SYLVA CHURCH 




W. Riley Covin 

During the spring meeting of Ashe- 
ville Presbytery, to be held at the Ken- 
ilworth Churcli, April 11, the call will 
be officially placed in his hands and, 
if accepted, a Commission will be ap- 
pointed to conduct the installation serv- 
ice on a date and at a time to be named. 

Mr. Covin came to Asheville Pres- 
bytery as a Candidate for the Gospel 
Ministry in 1959, under the care of 
Piedmont Presbytery, South Carolina. 
He was ordained and installed pastor of 
the Bethel Church, Haywood County, 
August 9, 1959 and served effectively as 
pastor and presbyter until August 31, 
1965. In the fall of 1965 he entered 
Union Seminary, New York, for gradu- 
ate study and in July of 1966 received 
the degree of Master of Sacred Theology 
in Christian Ethics, and since then has 
spent several months traveling through 
Europe, visiting in eleven countries 
from Edinburgh to Istanbul. 

He is a graduate of King College, 
Bristol, Tennessee in 1956, and of Un- 
ion Theological Seminary, Richmond, 
Virginia, in 1959. 

As a member of Asheville Presbytery, 
he not only served as a faithful jjastor, 
a callable preacher, and a diligent work- 
er, but as an effective counsellor in the 
youth camps and conferences of the pres- 
loytery. 

The Sylva church is very fortunate in 
securing the services of Mr. Covin. The 
church can now thank God, take coin- 
age and move forward. 




Organized in 1947. 
Membership January 1st, 1967 . . . 149 

Sunday School Enrollment 99 

Elders 6 Deacons 9 

A. H. Bryson — Clerk of Session 



NEW COLLECTION DEPOT 
OVERSEAS CLOTHING 

Dus to changing circumstances Plum- 
mer's Radio Service, 270 Biltmore Ave- 
nue, Asheville, will no longer be able 
to store the used clothing, blankets, et 
cetera, for Church World Service. 
Through the kindness of Mr. Jesse Ray, 
arrangements are complete to use the 
Jesse Ray Funeral Home as a collection 
depot. It is located at the corner of 
Biltmore Ave., and Southside Ave. The 
actual address is 185 Biltmore Avenue 
but access can be had from Lexington 
or Southside Avenues, as well. 

Deadline for the next pick-up of cloth- 
ing is APRIL 8th when one of the huge 
retl trailer-trucks, operated by the 
Church of the Brethren as a part of 
their responsiljilities in Overseas Relief, 
will make the spring pick-up. The only 
other pick-up this year will be the week 
of December 11. 

All churches are urged to put on a 
special drive in the next three weeks. 
Have boxes or bags in your church 
where your members may deposit the 
clothing and blankets. Then pack it 
all in good, hemiy cartons, well tied 
and marked with the n a m e of your 
church and the denomination. Weigh 
it, or estimate the weis:ht and send lOc 
jjer pound direct to Church World Serv- 
ice, New Windsor, Maryland, 21776. 
Then take the filled boxes to the collec- 
tion point at 185 Biltmore Ave. I re- 
peat, do not put tlie money in the car- 
ton, leave the money at Collection 
Point. Send a check or niO)iey order. 

Items sorely needed are: blankets or 
light quilts, (no pillows or mattresses) , 
men's, boy's and children's shoes; sum- 
mer and winter garments, clean and 
mended; soaps in the original wrapper; 
other small toilet articles. Requests far 
exceed the material available. When 
disaster or results of war drive people 
to the very edge of existence, suitable 
clothing is one of the most appreciated 
forms of assistance. 

By Mrs.F. A. Plummer 



THE 1967 BIRTHDAY 

OBJECTIVE OF THE 

WOMEN OF THE CHURCJI 

Kingo University and 
Shikoku Christian College 

The Birthday Theme for 1967 is: 
"Encouraging Christian Education in 
Japan." Miss Ann Priest is the inter- 
preter for the 1967 Birthday Objective 
in Asheville Presbytery. Kinjo Univer- 
sity and Shikoku Christian College will 
benefit from the Birthday offering this 
year. 

Local Chairmen of Ecumenical 
Mission and Relations, or their repre- 
sentatives, will have an opportunity to 
get help and information for planning 
tlieir Birthday Program. Miss Priest 
will lead two area meetings from 3:00- 
5:00 o'clock; one to be held at the Ar- 
den Presbyterian Church, Arden, N. C, 
on Sunday, April 2, and the other at the 
Presbyterian Student Center, Cullowhee, 
N. C, Sunday, April 9. 

If you want Miss Priest to present the 
theme at your Birthday Meeting, con- 
tact her at Box 173, Brevard, ' N. C. 
28712. 



FAR EAST STUDY TOUR 

MISSION FIELDS 

Mrs. F. A. Plummer, president of the 
women of the Synod of Appalachia, will 
be a memljer of a group of thirty wom- 
en in the Presbyterian Church U. S. 
who will go on a study tour in the Far 
East ihis spring. The tour, sponsored 
l)y the Board of Women's Work and 
approved by the Board of World Mis- 
sions, will have as guides, — Dr. J. W. 
Witherspoon, formerly from the Beckley 
Presbyterian Church, Beckley, West Vir- 
ginia, where Dr. Witherspoon served as 
the minister for over twenty years. 

The group will fly from San Fran- 
cisco on April 20 and will visit U. S. 
Presbyterian mission fields in Japan, Ko- 
rea and Taiwan (Formosa) . After a 
few free days in Hong Kong, they will 
return via Honolulu arriving in Los An- 
geles on May 15. 

Mrs. Percy A. Deacon of Knoxville is 
the other person going from the Synod 
of Appalachia. Many persons in this 
presbytery will no doubt remember the 
late Mr. Deacon who was a cousin of 
Mrs. Margaret McCorkle of Asheville. 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 
MEETING, MARCH 30 

Presbytery's Christian Education Com- 
mittee, the Rev. B. Hoyt Evans, Chair- 
man, will meet at the First Church, 
Asheville, 5:00 o'clock, Thursday, 
March 30. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



March, 1967 



GREAT HOUR OF SHARING 
EASTER OFFERING 

"Through the Easter Offering your 
doHars reach men, women and children 
in need around the world. You send 
food, clothing, and medicines to disaster 
victims and refugees in every continent 
and you ]jro\ide 'food for work' where 
men are building dams, digging wells 
and irigating land to end the vicious 
circle of hunger." 

Tlie above is a quotation from the 
1967 special Easter Offering envelope. 
Secure one and make a sacrificial offer- 
ing on Easter Sunday, March 26. 

Your generous offering will enable 
the Department of Overseas Relief, 
Board of World Missions, to extend a 
lielping liand in the name of Christ to 
the needy. 

Send the offering througli the Cen- 
tral Treasiny of Asheville Presbytery, 26 
Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 28801. 



ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY 
KENILWORTH CHURCH 

The Spring Meeting of Asheville Pres- 
Ijytery will be held at the Kenilworth 
Church, Asheville, Tuesday, April 11, 
9:30 A.M. The Rev. Donald A. Wil- 
Hams, missionary to Brazil, will bring 
a special message concerning Iiis work. 
Tite Rev. Jeff T. Kesterson and the 
Rev. W. Ted Smith, Jr., will athiiinister 
tlie Sacrament of the Lord's Supper. 
The Executive, Permanent and Stand- 
ing Committees will present reports. 



MINUTES OF PRESBYTERY 
JANUARY 17 MEETING 

Copies of the Minutes of the Winter 
Meeting of Asheville Presbytery have 
been mailed to the ministers and ruling 
elders of the presbytery, and an extra 
copy to the Clerk of the Session. The 
extra copy is for tlie church office or 
the chinch library. Every church should 
preserve the Minutes of Presbytery so 
as to have copies for reference and for 
historical record. 



TRINITY CHURCH 
FAMILY NURTURE 

Trinity Presbyterian Chinch is cur- 
rently conducting two study groups us- 
ing Roy Fairchiid's book Christians in 
Families. The two groups were started 
under the guidance of the Session's com- 
mittee on Stiengthening the Church. 
Dr. Philip Sellers, Chairman of the 
Strengthening Committee offered the 
following comments about the program: 

"In our initial discussions about the 
emphasis on Home and Family Nurture 
at Trinity Presbyterian Church, we were 
somewhat baffled. After looking into 
t h e materials and ideas further, we 
found that there was a definite need 
for this type ministry in our congrega- 
tion. Oin- members felt their lives as 
Christians were related to their roles 
as parents, husbands, wives, or mem- 
bers of a Christian family, but they felt 
a tlefinite need to better understand 
themselves as C^hristian marriage part- 
ners, parents, and children. 

For these reasons we began our first 
study group of eight couples studying 
Chrislunis In Families, by Roy Fairchilcl. 
The group meets two Sunday evenings 
a month in the homes of involved mem- 
bers. The discussions have been led by 
various members. These have always 
been enlightening, helpful, and, at 
times, distiubing as we have studied the 
modern family, love, divorce, sexuality, 
maturity, communication, conflict, dis- 
cipline, worship, community, and eco- 
nomics as memijers of Christian fami- 
lies. We have gotten to know not only 
ourselves but other members of the 
church community in a way not pos- 
siiile before. 

Because of the interest and benefit 
felt by the first group, a second group 
has been organized. Eventually, we 
would like to offer this opportunity to 
all members of the congregation. 

In the past 'the family' has let 'the 
church's assume more of its Christian 
responsibility. By study and discussion 
in small groups we are finding the im- 
portance of our faith and belief in CJnist 
as family members; how it applies to 
everyday pressures, relationships, a n d 



actions; and the extreme importance of 
the family as the underlying strength 
of the church, both now and tomorrow." 



TOWER SCHOLAR 
UNION SEMINARY 

The Rev. Grover C. Sewell, pastor of 
the First Presbyterian Church, High- 
lands, North Carolina, has been granted 
a Tower Scholarship to attend a two 
week study period at Union Theologi- 
cal Seminary, Richmond, Virginia, dur- 
ing the month of April. Congratula- 
tions! 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

From Page One 

D. C, and is a member of The Church 
of The Pilgrims, Presbyterian, U. S. She 
is employed as Consultant with the Fos- 
ter Grandparent Program under the 
Administration on Aging in the Depart- 
ment of Health, Education, and Wel- 
fare. She was Executive Director of 
United Church Women for 17 years and 
in this capacity has represented Church 
Women at numerous meetings of the 
World Council of Churches, and trav- 
elled extensively visiting churches and 
missions in all parts of the World. 

The opening worship wil be given 
by Mrs. A. Allen Gardner, Jr. Infor- 
mation about the 1967 Birthday Objec- 
tive, Christian Higher Education in Ja- 
pan, will be presented by Miss Ann B. 
Priest. Mrs. F. A. Plummer, Synodical 
President, will bring greetings from the 
Synodical, and the Rev. W. G. Thomas 
will speak briefly concerning the work 
of Asheville Presbytery. 

District Chairmen and Committee 
C;hairmen will be recognized. Installa- 
tion of officers wil be conducted by 
Rev. Browne Hoyt. 



CHURCH EXTENSION 
MEETING, MARCH 31 

Presbytery's Church Extension Com- 
mittee the Rev. Leroy Secrest, Chair- 
man, will meet at the First Church, 
Asheville, Friday afternoon, March 31, 
2:00 P.M. 



CANDIDATES FOR THE GOSPEL MINISTRY 



Henry Caldvvfll Bates, Kenilworth Church, Columbia 
Scininary,2 

Walter K. BEArY, Jr.. Grace Covenant Church, Kershaw, 
S. C. (toacliinfi) 

.1. Carlton Burrell, Hazelwood Chinch, Austin Semi- 
nary, 3. 

Samuel Bradley, Grace Covenant Cinncli, Davidson Col- 
lege, 2. 

Thomas M. ByrD, Kenilworth Church, Union Seminary, 2. 

Phillip E. Chase, Ha/.clwood CInuch, 

James IVlcD. Davis. iVIontreat Chunii, Union Seminary, 
Graduate Study. 



William Larry Kidd, Hazelwood Church, Armed Forces. 

Richard Kennedy, Montreal Church, Belhaven College, 1. 

Thomas Morrison. Asheville First Cluuch, Union Semi- 
nary, 3. 

Hermon Gudger Nichols, Asheville First Clnnch, Cohnn- 
hia Seminary, 3. 

Edward L. Payne, Friendship Clnucli, A.B. Colle};e. 

Joseph Renfro, Hendersonville First Churcli, Cohnnhia 
Seminary, 2. 

George David Russell, Waynesville Churcli, Columbia 
Seminary, 3. 

George I). Slagle. Franklin, Cluucli, Student Minister. 

Hubert Sneed, Murphy Cluirch, Army. 



March. 1967 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Five 



PRE5BUTERMN HOME NEWS 

by Cfhe Superinlendenl 

Double Duty 

Cecil Caldwell has com]jletecl bis prac- 
tice teaching at Hall Fletcher Junior 
High School and has returned to the 
campus at Western Carolina to finish 
his requirements for graduation in May. 
Cecil stayed at the Home while doing 
his teaching and was a big help in many 
ways. 

A Happy Marriage 

Sue Myers who graduated from Owen 
High School in 1966 and had completed 
the first semester at Montreat-Anderson 
College was married to Philip Ramsey, 
February 12th, in the Black Mountain 
Church. The Rev. Richard Shelor and 
the Rev. Calvin Thielman conducted 
the ceremony. The reception for the 
young couple was held in the Big Par- 
lor at tlie Home. Due to the illness of 
the superintendent, Edward Meyers, 
brother of the bride, gave Sue away. 
The couple will live in Arlington, Vir- 
ginia, where Philip will complete his ed- 
ucation, and Sue will enter college in 
the fall. Our prayers and best wishes 
go out to this young couple as they start 
their new lives together. 

The Pioneers 

The Pioneer Group at the Black 
Mountain Church was reorganized this 
past month with Mr. and Mrs. Robert 
Groves as adult sponsors. Twenty-two 
of our boys and girls are in this age 
group and we are very thankful that the 
Groves are to work with the young peo- 
ple. The group meets each Monday 
night at seven o'clock. In electing of- 
ficers, Carolyn Giber was elected Presi- 
dent, and Mike Bates, Vice-President. 
Brenda Revis was elected President of 
the Seven tli grade group. 

The Catechism 

Mrs. Mary Hall has about thirty boys 
and girls now studying the Catechism. 
The group meets each night and plan 
to appear before the session of our 
Cliurch and our Board of Trustees in 
April. This is an occasion we all look 
forward to when the children recite the 
Catechism in unison. 



Many Thanks! 

I would like to take this opportunity 
to thank all of my many friends 
throughout the Presbytery for their con- 
cern and interest during my illness this 
past month. Your prayers, the cards 
and flowers meant so much to me. The 
McKenzie family has had a rich and 
rewarding nine years here at the Home 
nd we appreciate all of you for making 
it so. Again, many thanks from the en- 




NEW MEMBERS ADDED SINCE JANUARY 1st. Seated, left 
to right: Debra Parham, Sabrina Ferguson, Cathy Garrison, Stella 
Laughter. Standing, left to right — Danny Garrison, Robert Fer- 
guson, Robby Ferguson. 



tire family. My personal thanks goes 
out to Mrs. Mary Hall who did such 
a fine job filling in during my stay in 
the hospital. We thank God that Mrs. 
Hall is in our midst and takes such an 
interest in our Home. 



APRIL BIRTHDAYS 



I was glad 



8- 


-Keitli Bates 


age 


13 


13- 


-Terry Wlieeler 


age 


9 


23- 


-Steve Bates 


age 


11 


23- 


-Sandra Giber 


age 


11 


27- 


-Bonnie Sparks 


age 


13 




. . . when they said unto me, 
'Let us go into the house of the Lord." 

Psalm 122:1 



TRUSTEES ORGANIZE FOR WORK 
PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 

During the annual meeting held February 23, the Board of Trustees of the 
Presbyterian Home for Cliildren re-elected tlie Rev. H. B. Dendy, as president, 
Edward G. Roberts, as vice-president, and tlie Rev. W. G. Thomas, as secretary- 
tieasurer. 

The following committees were appointed to l)c in charge of the operations 
at The Home: 

Administration 

The Rev. Richard G. Shelor, The Rev. H. B. Dendy, Chairman, Mrs. C. D. 
Thomas, and Grahain Price. 

Finance 

J. Paul Teal, Jr., Chairman, Edward G. Roberts, and Mrs. Hugh Lamb. 

House 

Mrs. C. D. Thomas, Chairman, Mrs. Clarence Trotti, and Graliam Price. 

Education 

Cal W. Kuykendall, Cliairman, and the Rev. Robert Busey. 

Farm and Grounds 

William McKay, Chaiiman, J. R. Lewis. 

The Board of Trustees consists of twelve members appointed by Asheville 
Presbytery and two ex-officio members: Don C. McKenzie, Superintendent of The 
Home, and W. G. Thomas, Executive Secretary of Presbytery. 



Page Six 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



March, 1967 



The Presbyterian Home for Children 
Black Mountain. N. C. 



Adams. Mrs. Racif. D., Asiieville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Frank D. Carter, Jacksonville, Fla. Mr. & 
Mrs. C. J. Oudshoff, Vero Beach, Fla.. Mr. & 
Mrs. Caleb Carter, Asheville. Mrs. James 
B. Swindell, Greer, S. C. 

Alley, Mr. John Hayes, VVaynesville — Mr. 
& Mrs. Furman Robertson, Waynesville. 

Arnette, Mrs. James M., Virc.inia — Mr. & Mrs. 
John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

BearDj Mrs. Betty Meadows, Bryson City — 
Miss Juanita Meadows, Bryson City. 

Beaver, Mr. W. Donald, Hendersonville — 
Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Blackwelder, Mrs. Kate, Charlotte — Mr. & 
Mrs. Hugh Lamb, Asheville. 

Brown, Dr. Frank, Sr., Massanetta Springs, 
Va. — Mr. & Mrs. Hugh Lamb, Asheville. 

Bryson, Mrs. Minnie Knight, Cullowhee — 
Mr. & Mrs. Martin Cunningham. Mr. & Mrs. 
Arthur Painter, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Harding, 
Jr., Dr. & Mrs. Hilton Seals, Women of the 
Presbyterian Church, Sylva. 

Cagle, Mr. Arthur, Waynesville — Mr. & 
Mrs. William Milne, Canton. 

Cagle, Mrs. Carrie Lee, Hendersonville — Mr. 
& Mrs. Philip Thibodeau, Hendersonville. 

Cassada, Mr. J. H., Bryson City — Adult S.S. 
Class of Presbyterian Church, Bryson City. 

Covin, Mr. John O.. Sr., Willington, S. C. — 
Women of Bethel Presbyterian Church, Can- 
ton. 

Dutton, Mr. Henry P., Philadelphia, Pa. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Rupert J. Nilis, Hendersonville. 

Estridge, Mr. William B., Knoxville, Tenn. — 
Mrs. H. B. Croswell, Miss Olive Croswell, 
Asheville. 

Fayssoux, Mr. Ray, Tuscaloosa, Ala. — Mrs. 
Cecil Clayton, Asheville. 

Freeman, Mrs. Sam, Waynesville — Mrs. Ha- 
zel J. Ford, Asheville. 

FuLFORD, Mrs. Maud, Greenville, N. C. — Miss 
Olive Croswell, Asheville. 

Gentry, Mr. Fred, Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Hafner, Mrs. Addie, Asheville — Col. & Mrs. 
P. H. Waggoner, Mrs. Earl G. Taylor, Mr. & 
Mrs. Chailes A. Allen, Hendersonville, Mr. & 
Mrs. M. H. Smyth, Mr. & Mrs. L. H. McKay, 
Flat Rock. Mr. & Mrs. Herman G. Nichols, 
Mrs. S. J. Pegram, Mr. Louis Smith, Circle 
No. 7 of First Church, Asheville. 

Haught, Mr. William R., HL Ft. Thomas, 
Ky. — Mr. J. Steven Brown, Hendersonville. 

Hendrickson, Mr. Frank L., Maysville, Ky. — 
Mrs. J. E. Tate, Miss Betty Lou Tate, Can- 
ton. 

Henry, Mrs. Cora L., Mana.s.sas, Va. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Crawford Pearson, Women of Kenilworth 
Church, Asheville. 

Hessler, Mrs. Chris F., Gravois Mills, Mo. — 
Mr. Sc Mrs. Tate Barlow, Canton. 



Hill, Mrs. Nobie, Canton — Emma McNair 
Bible Class of Presbyterian Church, Canton. 

HoRNE, Mr. Luther L., Hendersonville — Ver- 
non & Leander Johnson, Hendersonville. 

Hurley, Miss Nellie, Hendersonville — Mrs. 
Earl G. Taylor, Hendersonville. 

Incraham, Mrs. Harold G., Dedham, Mass. — ■ 
Mr. & Mrs. Frank Ferrell, Brevard. 

Jones, Mrs. Florence, Clyde — Mrs. George 
F. Plott, Waynesville. 

Knox, Mr. Walter L, Arlington, Va. — Miss 
Sue Willard Lindsley, Waynesville. 

Lance, Mrs. Ethel P. — Mr. & Mrs. Hugh 
Lamb, Asheville. 

Matthews, Mrs. Mabel, Canton — Mrs. J. E. 
Slaughter, Miss Louise Slaughter, Miss Vir- 
ginia Slaughter, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Wall & 
Family, Miss June Scroggs, Mrs. J. M. Rus- 
sell, Mr. & Mrs. Tate Barlow, Emma McNair 
Bible Class of Presbyterian Church, Friends 
and Neighbors in Canton, Den 5 Cub Scouts 
of BSA. Mr. & Mrs. R. B. Patterson, Mr, & 
Mrs. William Milne, Mr. & Mrs. H. Glenn 
Williams, Mr. & Mrs. Craig Campbell, Mr. & 
Mis. Edward E. Conley. Canton. Mr. & Mrs. 
A. L. Stone, Mr. & Mrs. Morton Matthews, 
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Matthews, Mr. Miles W. 
Matthews, Nicholson, Ga. Mr. & Mrs. Dwight 
M. Matthews, Athens, Ga. Mr. & Mrs. Bru- 
nelle L. Brown, Hull, Ga. Mrs. Mary Calla- 
han. Indianapolis. Ind. Mr. & Mrs. Lewis J. 
Thigpen, Warner Robins, Ga. Mr. & Mrs. 
Millard Parsons, Smyrna, Ga. Mr. & Mrs. D. 
C. Hudson, Macon, Ga. Mr. & Mrs. Irby Hud- 
son & Boys, Greensboro, Ga. Mrs. O. F. Gil- 
lis, Miss Mary Gillis, Mrs. E. M. Lide, Clyde. 
Miss Thelma Moody, Thomasville, N. C. Em- 
ployees of Singleton Materials Engineering 
Laboratory. Knoxville, Tenn. 

Maithews, Mrs. Martha M., Canton — Mrs. 
Helma C. I'alen, Canton. The Rev. & Mrs. 
}. Paschall Davis. St. David's Church, Nash- 
ville, Tenn. Mr. & Mrs. Ralph N. Lane, Nat- 
chez, Miss. Miss Thelma Moody, Thomasville, 
N. C. 

Matthews, Mr. Robert, Canton — The Rev. 
& Mrs. J. Pa,schall Davis, Nashville, Tenn. 
Miss Thelma Moody, Thomasville, N. C. 

McQueeney, Miss Sharon, Atlanta, Ga. — Mr. 
Thomas Furness, Miss Mary Furness, Canton. 

Middleton, Mrs. Edith, Atlanta, Ga. — Mrs. 
H. Maxcy Smith, Asheville. 

Mills, Mrs. Mollie, Black Mountain — Dr. 
& Mrs. C. D. Thomas, Black Mountain. 

Milne, Mrs. Annie, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
— Mrs. O. F. Gillis, Miss Mary Gillis, Clyde. 
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Romanchuk, Hellertown, 
Pa. Mr. & Mrs. William Milne, Mr. & Mrs. 
George R. Robertson, Canton. 

MosELEY, Mrs. Elizabeth, Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Hugh Lamb. Mr. & Mrs. Rush Whit- 
mire, Mrs. J. A. Goforth, Miss Sara Goforth, 
Circle No. 2 of Oak Forest Church, Asheville. 

O'Connor, Mr. John J., Statesville, N. C. — 
Mr. E. E. Sellers, Savannah, Ga. 

Pace, Mr. Jay, Asheville — Mrs. S. J. Pegram, 
Mr. & Mrs. Hugh Lamb, Asheville. 

Phillips, Mr. Ben R., Waynesville — Mr. &: 
Mrs. William Milne, Canton. 



Memorial Gift for The Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 

Enclosed is $ In Memory Of — . 



name of deceased 



■Who died- 



-at_ 



place (post office) 



Send acknowledgement to_ 
Address 



correct name for mail, please 



complete address for mail, please 



Donor's Name- 



Donor's Address- 



Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 26 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 

(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient information is given in blanks above) 



Pitts, Mrs. iw. H.. Lithia Springs Ga. — Mr 

& Mrs. Crawford Pearson, .Asheville. 
Plott, Mr. Fred H., Candler — Mr. & Mrs 

Glenn E. Robinson, Candler. 
Ratcliffe, Oberia, Waynesville — Mrs. C. R 

Moody, Sylva. 
Reagan, Mr. Jehu H., Whittier, N. C. — Adul 

S.S. Cla.ss of Presbyterian Church, Brysoi 

City. 
Rigsby, Mrs. June, Richmond, Va. — Miss Junt 

Scroggs, Circle No. 3 of Presbyterian Church 

Canton. 
Rcm.ers, Mr. Claude H., Leicester, N. C. 
Mr. & Mrs. Reid Lovelace, Betsy and Kenl 

Asheville. 
Romanchuk, Lance Cpl. Michael R., Heller! 

TOWN, Pa. — Mr. &: Mrs. Edward E. Conley 

Canton. 
Salley, Mr. W. Moss, Asheville — Miss Siu 

Willard Lindsley, Waynesville. 
Self, Mr. J. P., Candler — Mr. & Mrs. Willian 

Milne, Canton. 
Shuford, Mr. William P., Asheville — Mr. > 

Mrs. Leslie Cobb, Asheville. 
Smith, Miss Eugenia, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs 

S. W. Huddleston, Dr. & Mrs. Edwin J. Chap 

man, Mrs. W. Hooper .Adams, Kupples Klul 

of First Church, Circle No. 1,5 of First Church 

Asheville. 
Weaver, Mrs. Pearl, Freeport, III. — Womei 

of Kenilworth Church, Asheville. 
Whiteside, Mrs. Arthur, Asheville — Wachi 

ovia Bank & Trust Company, Mr. & Mrs. J, 

Boiling Reynolds, Choir of First Presbyteriar 

Church, Asheville. Col. & Mrs. Mitchell Wolf! 

son, Mr. & Mrs. Louis Wolfson, Miami, Fla 

Mrs. Charles E. Waddell, Skyland, FrencI 

Broad Democratic Women's Club, Mars Hill 

Donna E. Walrath, Arden. 



STEWARDSHIP CONFERENCE 
APRIL 6-7 



' 



It 



The following will represent Presby 
tery's Council at tlie Area Steward 
ship Conference, sponsored by the As! 
sembly's General Council, to be held ai| 
Charlotte, N. C, Hotel Queen Chari 
lotte, April 6-7: Thomas H. Lamb, G 
Daniel McCall, Jefferson T. KestersonJ 
and W. G. Thomas. 



SYNOD COUNCIL MEETING 
MORRISTOWN, MARCH 28 

The Synod Council, the Rev. J. Bruc«: 
Frye, Chairman, will meet at the Firsii 
Presbyterian Churcli, Morristown, Ten 
nessee, Tuesday, March 28, 10:00 A.M, 
Members of the Council from Aslievilh 
Presbytery: J. Bruce Frye, A. Allei 
Gardner, Jr., R. Fred Brown, Jr., Thom 
as H. Lamb, and W. G. Thomas. 



remember 



THE CHURCH 



in your WILL 



AN INVESTMENT FOR ETERNITY 



HARD AT WORK PLANNING 



OUNTAIN 
WORK 



Church Extension 

Christian Education 

he Presbyterian Home For Children 
of Black Mountain 

In Asheville Presbytery 

Presbyterian Church, U. S. 
Synod of Appalachia 



M> Mi 




of 3 




(L to R) G. Daniel McCall, B. Hoyt Evans, and Gale W. Lammey 



APRIL, 1967 

entered as second-class matter June 1, 1930, 
it the Postoffice at Weaverville, N. C, under 
ihe Act of March 3, 1879. 

The Whole Work Of The Whole Church 

Promoted In Or Supported By 

Asheville Presbytery 

'ubiished Monthly At Weaverville, N. C, By 

Asheville Presbytery, Office of 

Executive Secretary 

i Rev. W. G. Thomas, D.D., Editor 

26 Church Street - - Asheville, N. C. 

'vEV. H. B. Dendy, D.D. — Business Manager 
Weaverville, N. C. 

Subscription Price: fl.OO Per Annum 



THE 1967 SUMMER CAMPS AND CONFERENCES 

The Christian Education Committee of Asheville Presbytery met recently at 
the Oak Forest Presbyterian Church and planned for an aggressive program of 
Christian teaching and activities during the 1967 summer months. 

More On Page Ttvo 



THE WEAVERVILLE CHURCH 

CALLS SECOND PASTOR 

Weaverville's First Presbyterian 
Church has called its second pastor in 
16 years and expects to welcoine him to 
his new work this July. 

More On Page Four 



THE SWANNANOA CHURCH 
EXTENDS A CALL 

The First Presbyterian Church, Swan- 
nanoa, N. C. has extended a call for the 
pastoral services of the Rev. James Lloyd 
Lyons of the Presbytery of Knoxville. 

More On Page Four 



/■olume LVII April 1967 



No. 4 



JN MEMORY OF 
CHARLES FREDERIC STUBE 

1886—1967 

Minister, Educator and 

Missionary 



NORTH CAROLINA COUNCIL 
OF CHURCHES 

The Rev. J. C. Lime, pastor of the 
Canton Presbyterian Church, is the re- 
iresentative from the Presbytery of Ashe- 
ille to the Annual Meeting of the North 
Carolina Council of Churches, April 
4-26, Winston Salem, N. C. 





DAVID PARKS 



JAMES LYONS 



^9C 



St542 H TttH t^^®^ 



The Presbyterian Home For Children 
Of Black Mountain. N. C Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 
W. G. Thomas. Treasurer Don C. Mckenzie, Superintendent 

26 church street. asheville, n. c. r.f.d. i, black mountain. n. c. 

Tel. Asheville, 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa, 686-3666 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



April. 1967 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

Presbytery of Asheville 

Synod of Appalachia 

1866-1967 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. S. S. Cooley, P. O. 
Box 745, Black Mountain, N. C. 
28711 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. Clarence 
Trotti, 3 Griffing Blvd. Asheville, 
N. C. 28804 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. I. 
H. Archer, 319 Lakewood Drive, 
Asheville — 28803 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. M. L. Williams, 121 Church 
Street, Black Mountain, N. C. 

TREASURER — Mrs. W. M. Green, 
Box 253, Hazelwood, N. C. 

HISTORIAN — Miss Virginia Buchanan, 
— Montreat — 28757 (1966) 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor — Mrs. M. L. Williams, (See 
above) 

MEN OF THE CHURCH 

PRESIDENT — William McKay, First 
Church, Hendersonville, Route 1, Flat 
Rock, N. C. 

FIRST V.P. T. Kendall O'Barr, West- 
minster Church, 27 Bull Mountain 
Road, Asheville, N. C. 

SECOND V.P. — Ned R. Noblett, Mal- 
vern Hills Church, 36 Green Valley 
Road, Asheville, N. C. 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Louis B. 
Joyner, Swannanoa Church, 140 East- 
wood Ave., Swannanoa, N. C. 

FIRST DIVISION CHAIRMAN — Thom- 
as A. McGuire, Franklin Church, Hill- 
crest Circle, Franklin, N. C. 

SECOND DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
Robert W. Paden, Trinity Church, 107 
Balsam Rd., Hendersonville, N. C. 

THIRD DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
Frank P. Scott, West Asheville 
Church, 62 Westwood Ave., Asheville, 
N. C. 

YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 



MODERATOR 
drews 



Jim Sursavage, Ati- 
Hugh Taylor, 



VICE-MODERATOR 
Grace Covenant 



STATED CLERK Diane Tweed, Oak 

Forest 

TREASURER — Sarah Brown, First 
Hendersonville 



REGISTRAR 
Asheville 



Mark Cooper, First 



DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Shaw Aard- 
ema, Arden; Mark Boggs, Grace Cov- 
enant; Vicki Patton, West Asheville; 
Joyce Young, Brevard. 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. George 
D. McCall, The Rev. Robert S. Busey, 
Mrs. Annette Lancaster, Etowah, Miss 
Sarah Cox, Arden 



WOMEN OF THE PRESBYTERY 
OFFICERS FOR 1967-1968 

The annual meeting of the Women 
of the Presbytery of Asheville was held 
Thursday, April 13, in the Franklin 
Presbyterian Chinch, Franklin, North 
Carolina. A large delegation from the 
churches in the presbytery attended the 
meeting. 

Mrs. S. S. Cooley, Black Mountain, 
presided over the day's session which 
featured addresses and reports. 

Mrs. A. Allen Gardner, Jr., Asheville, 
conducted the devotional. 

Mrs. F. A. Plummer, President of the 
Women of the Synod of Appalachia, 
brought greetings from the Synodical 
and challenged the delegates to attend 
the Synodical meeting to be held at 
Banner Elk, N. C. June 5-8. 

Mrs. W. Murdoch MacLeod, Wash- 
ington, D. C. delivered an inspiring 
message on the theme: "God's Call To 
Christian Action". The 1967 Birthday 
Objective, Christian Higher Education 
in Japan, was presented by Miss Anne 
B. Piiest, Brevard. Mr. Donald Mc- 
Ken/ie, superintendent of the Presby- 
terian Home for Children, expressed 
appreciation for the loyal and liberal sup- 
port provided by the Women of the 
Presbytery. The Rev. Bruce Frye brought 
a message concerning King College, 
Bristol, Tenn. 

Dining the lunch hour, the Glee Club 
from the Franklin High School sang 
several selections, which were greatly 



Colley, Black 

J. H. Armfield, 

Grace Stamey, 

Mrs. Guy White; 



enjoyed. 

Following the election of the officers, 
the Rev. Browne Hoyt, Presbytery's 
chairman on Women's Work, conducted 
an installation service. The officers for 
1967-1968 are: 
President — Mrs. S. S 
Mountain. 

President Elect — Mrs. 
Black Mountain. 
Vice-President — Mrs. 
Waynesville. 
Recording Secretary 
Montreat. 

Corresponding Secretary — Mrs. M. L 
Williams, Black Mountain. 
Treasurer — Mrss. W. M. Green, Hazel 
wood. 

Historian — Mrs. Mark Summer, Ashe- 
ville. 

"Our Mountain Work", Women's Edi- 
tor, Mrs. M. L. Williams, Black Moun- 
tain. 
Committee Chairman: 

Personal Faith and Family Life 
Mrs. Hoyt Evans, Asheville 
Ciiristian Community Action 
Mrs. Robert S. Busey, Asheville 
Ecumenical Missions and Relations 
Mrs. Robert Claxton, Whittier 
Leadership and Resources 
Mrs. Robert E. Warner, Henderson- 
ville 
District Chairman: 

No. I — Mrs. Thomas F. Ardema, 

Arden 
No. II— Mrs. E. E. Crisp 
No. Ill — Mrs. Robert Grumpier 
No. IV— Mrs. L. H. McKay 
No. V — Miss Louise Slaughter 



SUMMER CAMPS AND CONFERENCES 

From Page One 

The Rev. B. Hoyt Evans, pastor of the Westminster Church, Asheville, is 
serving as chairman of the Committee. The Rev. G. Daniel McCall, pastor of the 
Brevard-Davidson River Church, has been appointed to serve as the Director ol 
the Senior High Conference sponsored by the Christian Education Committee, to 
be held at Montreat, N. C, June 8th through June 12th. The four youth advisors: 
Miss Sarah Cox, Arden Church, Mrs. Annette Lancaster, Etowah church, the Rev. 
Robert S. Busey, Grace Covenant church, and the Rev. McCall, in cooperation with 
the members of Presbytery's Youth Council will plan and promote the conference. 

The Rev. Gale W. Lammey, pastor of the Oak Forest church, has been appoint- 
ed to serve as the Director of the Camps, sponsored by the Christian Education 
Connnittee, and to be held at Pre.sbytery's Camp, "Little Mt. Pisgah", located neai 
Fairview, N. C. The members of Presbytery's Council on Camps and Conference; 
will cooperate with Mr. Lannney in planning and promoting the five camps: 
CAMP I July 3 through July 8 Boys and Ciirls entering 9th and 10th 

grades 
Boys and Girls entering 5th and 6tl: 



CAMP II July 10 through July 15 

CAMP III July 17 through July 22 

CAMP IV July 24 through July 29 

CAMP V July 31 through Aug. 5 



grades 



Boys and Girls entering 5th and 6tl" 

grades 

Boys and Girls entering 7th and 8tl 



grades 



Boys and Girls entering 7th and 8tl 
grades 
The cost per person for each camp $18.00 

Camp brocliures will be mailed to the churches at an early date. 

PRESBYTERY CAMP IS FUN! ASK SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN THERE 



April, 1967 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



GRACE COVENANT 

Mrs. Julie Joyce became the Director 
of Christian Education in the Grace Cov- 
enant Church, Asheville, at the begin- 
ning of 1966; formally she had served 
from 1962 as church secretary and youth 
coordinator. Beyond tlie work of Grace 
Covenant, she served as a Presbytery 
Youth Advisor in 1965 and is now a 
member of the Council on Program and 
Leadership. 

Julie is a native of Madison, N. C, 
and is married to Mr. Ronald Joyce, a 
salesman for Stroup Metal Works, Ashe- 
ville. She graduated from Duke Univer- 
sity with a B.A. degree in Religion. Be- 
fore becoming connected with the Grace 
Covenant Churcli, she served as Direc- 
tor of Christian Education at the St. 
Paul's Methodist Church, Asheville, 
1961-1962. Julie is a capable and effici- 
ent leader in the field of Christian teach- 
ing. 



ASHEVILLE, FIRST 





Mrs. Paul Warren is serving as the 
Director of Christian Education in the 
First Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 
She has l)een at the church for almost 
two years and is rendering an effective 



FOUR DIRECTORS OF 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

SERVING FOUR CHURCHES IN 

ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



ministry in the field of Christian Edu- 
cation not only in the local church but 
as a member of the Council on Pro- 
gram and Leadership in the Presby- 
tery. 

Anne was born in Athens, Georgia 
and attended the Girls High School, At- 
lanta, and the University of Georgia, 
Atlanta Division. She is a graduate of 
the Presbyterian School of Christian Ed- 
ucation, Richmond, Va., class of '46. She 
is married to the Rev. Paul F. Warren, 
who has held two pastorates in Asheville 
Presbytery, Arden and Grace Covenant. 
They have two children, James Philip, 
18 years, and Katherine, 14 years. Their 
home is located in Montreat, N. C. We 
are delighted to have Mrs. Warren work- 



uig in Asheville. 



FIRST CHURCH, 
HENDERSONVILLE 




Geraldine 



Julie 



ARDEN CHURCH 

Miss Sarah A. Cox became the Direc- 
tor of Christian Education at the Arden 
Presbyterian Church in 1965, and she 
has been rendering an effective service 
not only in the Arden church and com- 
munity but, also, for the young people 
of Asheville Presbytery. She has been a 
member of the Council on Camps and 
Conferences and is now one of the four 
Youth Advisors on Presbytery's Youth 
Council. 

Sarah was born in Mobile, Alabama, 
and as a child attended the church 
school and worship services of the 
Government Street Presbyterian Chinch. 
At the age of 12, she moved to Jackson, 
Mississippi, and became a member of 
the First Presbyterian Church. 

She attended Belhaven College and 
graduated in 1965 with a A.B. degree. 





Sarah 



majoring in Christian Education. During 
the summer months of her college career 
she worked in Cluistian Canips. Immedi- 
ately following her graduation she came 
to the Arden Church. 



Miss Geraldine Rustin, the newest 
DCE in Asheville Presbytery, began her 
work in the First Presbyterian Church, 
Hendersonville, on February 5, 1967. 

Miss Rustin was born in Wiggins, Mis- 
sissippi. She attended local schools and 
went to Perkinston Junior College and 
graduated from Belhaven College, Jack- 
son, Mississippi, with a B.A. degree in 
English, minoring in Secondary Educa- 
tion. 

Her first work was as Secretary to the 
Dean and Registrar at Belhaven College. 
Then for 71/0 years she served as DCE 
at the First Presbyterian Church, Hatties- 
burg, Mississij^pi. 

She is the youngest member of a fam- 
ily of six children. Her mother, Mrs. 
J. D. Rustin, resides presently at Wig- 
gins, Mississippi. Her father died in 
1961. 

Just as soon as Miss Rustin can get 
her work well established in the First 
Church, Hendersonville, she will be 
ready to assist in the youth work of our 
Presbytery. We extend to her a cordial 
welcome. 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



April, 1967 



THE WEAVERVILLE CHURCH 

From Paf;e One 

The Rev. David L. Parks, ciurently a 
missionary in Korea, has notified the 
congregation of which he was once a 
part tliat he will accept the call when 
his current term of overseas service ends 
in June. He will succeed the Rev. Henry 
B. Dendy, pastor of the church since 
1922 and the senior member of Asheville 
Presbytery. 

Dr. Dendy, the only pastor the church 
has had, will retire this summer. 

Mr. Parks, a missionary of the Presby- 
terian Church US for 10 years, submitted 
his resignation to the Board of World 
Missions last fall. After learning of that 
action the Weaverville congregation 
called him in January. 

The Asheville native grew up in the 
Weaverville chinch and was endorsed for 
missionary service by its session while he 
was in college. Later he became a candi- 
date for the ministry imder the care of 
Asheville Presbytery. 

Prior to World War II Army service 
he was a student at North Carolina 
State College. After the war he earned 
an electrical engineering degree from 
Georgia Tech. He received the B.D. 
degree from Columbia Presbyterian 
Theological Seminary, Decatur, Ga., in 
1954. 

Upon graduation he was ordained by 
Athens Presbytery and installed as pastor 
of tiie Calvary Presbyterian Church, 
Elberton, Ga. During the final year be- 
fore his commissioning as a missionary 
he served as assistant pastor of the First 
Presbyterian Church of Jackson, Miss. 
He is a member of Central Mississippi 
Presbytery. 

Mr. Parks is married to the former 
Anna Rue Osteen, a native of Hender- 
sonville. She attended Mon treat College 
and Belhaven College. Her membership 
is in the Weaverville congregation, 
which has supported them since they 
went to Korea. They have three sons and 
two daughters. 

The Parks went to Korea in 1956 
and after language study were stationed 
in Clumju. His work during the first 
term on the field was principally that of 
an evangelist, preaching in unevange- 
li/cd areas, assisting in the organization 
of new churches, examining candidates 
for baptism and helping congregations 
without paslois. 

Returning from fmlough for a second 
term the Parks went to Seoul, where he 
had l)ecn asked to iielp witli HLKY, 
the parent station of the world's first 
(Christian radio network. He iielped esta- 
blish relays to repeater stations through- 
out the nation and just last fall com- 



pleted installation of a 50,000-watt trans- 
mitter near Seoid. As operations mana- 
ger he supervised the network's program- 
ming as well as its engineering. 

Mr. and Mrs. Parks are two of the 
sixteen members of the Weaverville 
congregation who have gone into full- 
time chinch vocations. 



THE SWANNANOA CHURCH 

From Page One 

Mr. Lyons has indicated his readiness 
to accept the call and to move to the new 
field of service by June 15th. 

He has requested Knoxville Presbytery 
to dissolve his pastoral relationship with 
the Inskip Presbyterian Church, where 
he has served for five years, and to grant 
a certificate of dismission to Asheville 
Presbytery. He appeared before Asheville 
Presbytery during a meeting held at the 
Kenilworth Church, Asheville, Tuesday, 
April 11, and was examined concerning 
his views on experimental religion, 
theology, church government and the 
sacraments. The examination was accept- 
ed as satisfactory and he will be received 
as a member of Asheville Presbytery up- 
on reception of the certificate of dis- 
mission; and installed pastor of the Swan- 
nanoa Church, Sunday night, June 18, 
1967. 

Mr. Lyons was born into the Choc- 
taw Indian Nation in Oklahoma. He 
is a Veteran of the Korean M^ar having 
served in a forward observer party of the 
Oklahoma 45th (Thunderbird) Di- 
vision. He attended Columbia Theo- 
logical Seminary, Decatur, Ga., and was 
ordained in the summer of 1958, and 
served the Eastside Presbyterian Church, 
Gadsden, Alabama, from then until 1962. 
He became pastor of the Inskip Presby- 
terian Church, Knoxville, Tennessee, in 
1962 and has rendered noble service not 
only as pastor of this church but as a 
promoter of World Missions in Knox- 
ville Presbytery and throughout the 
Synod of Appalachia. He has served as 
the leader and promoter of the World 
Missions Conferences, sponsored by the 
Synod of Appalachia, and held each 
year at Gatlinburg, Tennessee. 

The Rev. and Mrs. Lyons, formerly 
Phyllis Mathis of Holdenville, Okla- 
homa; have two sons: Tonny Steve, who 
is attending Berea College, Berea, Ken- 
tucky; and Phillip William, Who enter- 
ed into heaven in his fourteenth year, 
August 20, 1965. 

Asheville Presbytery has appointed the 
following commission to conduct the in- 
siallalion service: Ministers — the Rev. 
Calvin Thielman, the Rev. G. Aiken 
Taylor, the Rev. W. G. Thomas; and 
Ruling Elders — Mes.srs Donald Mc- 
Kcnzie, W. H. McMurray, Sr., and Dr. 
L. Nelson Bell. 




CANDIDATES RECEIVED AND 
CANDIDATES DISMISSED 

Mr. David Morgan, a student at King 
College, was received by Asheville Pres- 
bytery, April 11, as a Candidate for the 
Gospel Ministry. 

Mr. Morgan is the son of Mr. and 
Mrs. R. G. Morgan, of Waynesville, N. 
C. He is a member of the Waynesville 
Presbyterian Church and plans to attend 
Columbia Theological Seminary, Deca- 
tur, Ga. 

Candidates George David Russell, a 
member of the Waynesville church and 
a member of the senior class at Colum- 
bia Theological Seminary, was granted 
a certificate of dismission to Knoxville 
Presbytery; and Candidate Herman 
Gudger Nichols, Jr., a member of the 
First Presbyterian Cliurch, Asheville, 
and a member of the senior class at Co- 
lumbia Theological Seminary, was 
granted a certificate of dismission to 
Southwest Georgia Presbytery. 



WHITSON ACCEPTS CALL TO 
SARDIS, MISSISSIPPI 

During the Spring Meeting of Ashe- 
ville Presbytery, the Rev. E. B. Whitson 
was granted a certificate of dismission 
to the Presbytery of St. Andrew as he 
had accepted a call to become the pastor 
of the Sardis Presbyterian Church, Sar- 
dis, Mississippi. 

For six years Mr. Whitson has served 
as pastor of the Andrews Presbyterian 
(Jhurch, Andrews, N. C. As a member 
of Asheville Presbytery he has served 
diligently and faithfully as the secretary 
of the Committee on Evangelism and as 
chairman of Women's Work in the Syn- 
od of Apalachia. 

On the clay of his dismissal, several 
members of Presbytery voiced appreci- 
ation for his work as a pastor and as a 
presbyter. 



.pril, 1967 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Five 



PRES^VTERMN HOME NEWS 

by (The Superinlendent 



Presbytery's Manual 

The Manual of Asheville Presbytery 
lis for an annual review of Our Pres- 
/terian Home to be presented during 
e Spring Meeting of Presbytery. The 
port for the Board of Trustees this 
ar was prepared by Mr. Don C. Mc- 
snzie, Superintendent, read to Presby- 
ry by Dr. H. B. Dendy, Chairman, and 
lopted unanimously by Asheville Pres- 
tery during a meeting held in the 
milworth Church, Asheville, April 11, 
67. 

General News 

General: This has been another good 
ar for all of us at the Home. We Irave 
en blessed with a Christian, dedicated 
iff to train our children. We cai-ed 
r a total of seventy children this year, 
welve new children were admitted dur- 
g the year a n d fifteen discharged, 
lie average cost per day per child was 
.94, about the average for Homes in 
e State of N. C. dur kitchen floor 

bad need of repair for a number of 
ars was renovated this summer and 
w equipment added. The money for 
is project came from the In-Lieu- Of- 
owers for which we are so thankful, 
liis fund is most vital in the life of the 
ome. We want to thank members 

Presbytery for their commodity con- 
ibutions, such as used clothing, T.V. 
ts, washing machines, typewriters, ra- 
os, record players, etc., that add to 
e life of the children at the Home. 



Religious Emphasis 

Religious: A dedicated Christian staff 
working hard to train our children for 
eir service to the Lord. A morning 
ivotion is held each mornino, and 
ght devotions are held in each depart- 
ent. In addition to these, time is spent 
I memory work in which the children 
flight. Regular sessions are held in 
arning the Catechism. Thirty-one are 
)w in the class and will appear before 
e local session in May to recite. Groups 
)pear before the Board of Trustees 
ch month to say meinory verses, this 
IS grown in favor with the children, 
wo children joined the church last year 
id nine are now in a communicants 
ass and will join the church in May. 
ur children are very active in the work 
the local church and in Presbytery's 
;nior High work. 



Educational Opportunities 

Education: Our children continue to 
3 well in school, this year we will grad- 
ite two from Owen High School, both 
ays who hope to go on to higher edu- 



HISTORICAL ESSAY WINNER 

We are delighted with the privilege 
of extending to Carolyn Giber our con- 
gratulations for having won the His- 
torical Essay award given by the Bun- 
combe County Chapter of tire Daughters 
of the American Revolution. The staff 
members and the children of the Home 
are proud of Carolyn. She is a member 
of the eighth grade and the contest in- 
cluded the children in the elementary 
schools of Buncombe county. 



NEW MEMBERS 





Carolyn 



cation. Cecil Caldwell, who has been at 
the Home for sixteen years, will grad- 
uate from Western Carolina and will 
coach and teach in Buncombe County. 
Eddie Teters, eight years at the Home, 
will graduate from Montreat-Anderson 
College and will enter Western Carolina 
College in the Fall. Jimmy Bell, fifteen 
years at the Home, and Robert Myers, 
thirteen years, will graduate from Blan- 
ton Business College and will work in 
Eastern North Carolina. We want to 
thank our many friends who have made 
contributions to our Education Fund 
and made it possible for these boys and 
girls to further their education. Spe- 
cial thanks to the Hendersonville 
Churcli for their interest and support 
of this fund — the children will forever 
be grateful. 

Homes Established 

Summary: Two of our girls were mar- 
ried this year — Linda Thurston mar- 
ried a local boy and is living nearby and 
attending our church. Sue Meyers, a 
freshman at Montreat-Anderson College, 
was married in February and is living 
in Arlington, Virginia. Her husband 
plans to study for the ministry. 

Appreciation 
The superintendent would like to 




Left to right: Donna Lee Waddell, Kerry 
Waddell, Joel Thomas and Keith Thomas. 



thank the Board of Trustees for their 
interest in the operation of the Home 
and the welfare of the staff and chil- 
dren. The Board has put in many extra 
hours to assure Presbytery a Home they 
will be proud of. 

Prayers Desired 

We ask the prayers of Presbytery as 
we continue to train our children in 
the way they should go and when they 
are old they will not depart from it. 





MAY BIRTHDAYS 






12- 


-Rosalie Guthrie 


age 


16 


24- 


-Vestal Caldwell 


age 


2:'> 


27- 


-Jimmy Bell 


age 


21 



Watch This Column 

The Central Treasurer of Benevolences 
for Asheville Presbytery reports for 
period indicated below: 

January 1 — April 7 

BUDGETED 
Received for distribution to 
all Benevolent Causes 

Undesignated: $40,304.20 

Received for distribution to 
Special Benevolent Causes* 

Designated: 18,507.23 

NON-BUDGETED 
Received for distribution to 

Special Causes: 587.73 

Easter Offering 1,231.93 

TOTAL RECEIPTS |60,631.09 

* The Witness Offering to 

date: $6,915.57 

(70% to World Missions 
30% to Church Extension) 



Page Six 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



April, 1967 



iimnnal (Stfta 

The Presbyterian Home for Children 
Black Mountain. N. C. 



Adams, Mrs. Racie, Asheville — Mrs. R. W. 
Sterling, Lompoc, Calif. Dr. Lindsey D. Camp- 
bell, Mr. R. S. Carter, Jacksonville, Fla. Mr. 
& Mrs. Sam E. Stevens. Mrs. Eleanor G. 
Adams, Mr. & Mrs. O. R. Thayer, Asheville. 
Baker, Mr. Charles C, Asheville — Mr. J. W. 
Spicer, Miss Conyers Sliider, .Asheville. Con- 
troller's Department, Olin Mathieson Chemi- 
cal Corporation, Pisgah Forest. 
Benzinc, Mrs. William, Hamilton, O. — Mr. &■ 

Mrs. A. C. Shaw, Asheville. 
Blaine, Mrs. Mabel, Portsmouth, O. — Mrs. ). 

Ridley Jackson, Asheville. 
Bryson, Mrs. Minnie, Cullowiiee — Mrs. J. E. 

Thompson, Sylva. 
Carter, Mr. Bryan, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 

Ned Morris, Asheville. 
Carter, Mrs. Irene Maner, Charleston Heights, 
S. C. — ^Women of the Presbyterian Church, 
Wcaverville. 
Dutton, Mr. Henry P., Philadelphia, Pa. — Mr. 

& Mrs. Rupert J. Nilis, Hendeisonville. 
Fisher, Mrs. A., Atlanta, Ga. — Women of the 
Presbyterian Church, Circle No. 2 of the 
Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. 
Foster, Mr. A. M., Horse Shoe — Vernon and 

Leander Johnson, Hendersonville. 
Fouler, Mrs. E. V.. Breiiard — Mrs. Carl D. 

Bryson, Brevard. 
GossETT, Mrs. L. A.. Hendersonville — Mr. & 

Mrs. L. A. Blair, Hendersonville. 
Gray, Mr. & Mrs. J. W., West Andover, O. — 
Miss Esther Wallace, Miss Elsie Hayes, Frank- 
lin. 
Graybeal, Mrs. L. R., Asheville — Mr. C. H. 
Lindsley, Mr. & Mrs. Mark Sumner, Sr., 
Asheville. 
Groover, Mr. A. W., Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. L. A. Blair, Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. 
Allen, Hendersonville. Mrs. James Haynie, 
Asheville. 
Groves, Miss Minnie, Montreat — Miss Lena 

Allen, Asheville. 
Hafner, Mrs. W. F., Hendersonville — Mr. &: 
Mrs. Harry C. Williams, Mrs. E. E. Fies, Mr. 
& Mrs. L. A. Blair, Miss Maggie Good, Mrs. 
J. M. Good, Sr., Mrs. I. H. Pearce, Mr. & 
Mrs. John L. Brown, Home Circle of First 
Church, Circle No. 3 of First Church, Sunday 
School Class (McDonald's) of First Church, 
Hendersonville. 
Hansen, Mr. J. P., Asheville — Mrs. Chassie 

T. Nash, Freeport Long Island, N. Y. 
HiLLiiousE, Mrs. W. C, Waynesboro, Ga. — The 
Mary Smyth S. S. Class of First Church, Mr. 
& Mrs. Ted R. Ray, Hendersonville. Mr. & 
Mrs. W. H. Magee, Flat Rock. 
Howell, Mrs. Elizabeth, Athens, Ga. — Circle 
No. 3 of the Presbyterian Church, Franklin. 
HuiE, Lt. LncHFiELD — Mr. & Mrs. J. A. Tolbert, 
Flat Rock. Mrs. L H. Pearce, Hendersonville. 
Hunter, Dr. Charles, Asheville — Women of 



the Grace Covenant Church, Asheville. 

Hurley, Miss Ida E., Fletcher — Mr. & Mrs. 
George F. Stowell, Mr. & Mrs. John McC. 
Price, Home Circle of First Church, Women's 
Bible Class of First Church, Hendersonville. 

HvDi-R, Mr. Spuroion, Hendersonville — Mr. 
& Mrs. John L. Brown, Mr. & Mrs. C. T. 
Cantrell, Circle No. 7 of the First Church, 
Hendeison\ ille. 

Hynds, Mr. Harold D., Henlersonville — Mr. 
& Mrs. S. E. Shepard, Hendersonville. 

Jackson, Mrs. f. F. — Mr. & Mrs. Sam E. Stevens. 
Asheville. 

Justice, Mr. John B., Franklin — Miss Rebecca 
Henson, Miss Sarah Smart, Franklin. 

Ledbetter, Mr. Dow, Virginia Beach, Va. — Mr. 
Charles H. Lindsley, Mr. & Mrs. R. L. Lentz, 
Asheville. 

Matheson, Mr. A. V.. Sr., Antioch, Calif. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Claud D. Church. 

Matthews, Mrs. Mabel Callahan, Canton — 
Mrs. J. E. Tate, Miss Betty Lou Tate, Canton. 

Matthews, Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. L., Canton — 
Mrs. E. W. Bentley & Family, Canton. Miss 
Evelyn Meade, Topeka, Kans. 

McCrary, Mr. Carl, Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. 
James Wagoner, Brevard. 

McLaugnlin, Mr. Jermiah, Pittsburgh, Pa. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Clarence L. Frady, Black Mountain. 

Mehaffey, Mr. William Lawson, Waynesville 
— Mrs. George F. Plott, Waynesville. 

MoNTEiTH, Mr. Frank, Jr., Asheville. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Ned Morris, Asheville. 

MooRE, Mrs. Reah, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Ray 
E. Miller, 3-M Class of West Asheville Presby- 
terian Church, Fellowship Class of West 
Asheville Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 

Parker, Mr. Charlie, Asheville — Women of 
the Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. 

Parker, Mr. Walt, Charlotte — Mr. & Mrs 
Fred Hooper, Sylva. 

Paul, Mr. .Stanley B., Asheville — Kupples Klub 
of First Church, Mr. Louis Smith, Mr. R; Mrs. 
Lyall G. Ireland, Mr. & Mrs. V. E. Muller, Dr. 
& Mrs. Charles N. Muldrow, Jr., Mrs. Mamie 
W. Aiken, Garden Gate Garden Club. Mr. & 
Mrs. Everett Gibbs, Mr. it Mrs W. W. Hamby. 
Mr. & Mrs. A. C. Shaw, Mr. Harry E. Anthony, 
Mr. & Mrs. Cedric A. Stone, Mr. & Mrs. 
Walter F. Koch, Men's Garden Club of Ashe- 
ville, Mr. Joseph Burnham. Mr. & Mrs. Royal J. 
Casper, Chatmorc C;lub of Asheville, Mrs. O. 
L. Arnold, Mr. & Mrs. John Boss, Asheville. 
Mr. & Mrs. Frank McMillan, Park Ridge, III. 
Mr. & Mrs. F. R. Blaisdell, Charlottesville, 
Va. Florence N. Smith, Ruth E. Daush, Robert 
G. Daush, St. Petersburg, Fla. 
PoMEROY, Mr. Phillip, Glen Ellen, Calif. — 

Mr. Edward H. Coulson, Asheville. 
Poor, Mr. A. P. Sr., Brevard — Mrs. Robert 
Armstrong, Mr. & Mrs. W. W. Gillespie, Mr. 
& Mrs. James Galloway, Mr. & Mrs. Scott 
Grubb, Mr. & Mrs. Roland Owens, Brevard. 
Mr. & Mrs. A. L. Poleat, Etowah. 
Powers, Mrs. Sidney E., Hender,sonville — Lila 
Ripley Barnwell Class of First Church, Home 
Circle of First Church, Women's Bible Class 
of First Church, Miss Emma Sample, Miss 
Anne Sample, Mrs. Joe O. Peterson, Mrs. R. 
C. Sample, Hendersonville. 



Memorial Gift for The Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 

Enclosed is $ In Memory Of 



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Who died- 



at 



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Send acknowledgement to_ 



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Address 



complete address for mail, please 



Donor's Name- 



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Pill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
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Prince, Mrs. Nora, Loris, S. C. — Mr. &.- Mrs 

A. C. Shaw, Mr. & Mrs. J. W. Byers, Asheville 

Rector, Mrs. Cellie Pardue, Canton — ^\'omer 

of Bethel Church. Canton. 
Reese, Miss Riith, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs 

Harry C. Williams, Hendersonville. 

RiGSRY, Mrs. June, Richmond, Va. — Mrs. James 

D. Gossett. Miss .4nn D. Hardin, AveiT Bibk 

Class of Presbyterian Church, Canton. 

Rivers, Mrs. Frederika Lewis, Charlotte, N. C 

— Mr. & Mrs. Robert Felkel, Asheville. 
Rogers, Mrs. L. B., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs 

Herman G. Nichols, Asheville. 
Setzer,A/r. Joe F., Franklin — Dr. & Mrs. C. R 

Border, Waynesville. 
Sharp, Mr. Clyde, Canton — Mrs. Bernice 

.Sentelle, Canton. 

Shuford, Mr. William P., Asheville — Mr. & 

Mrs. John Henry Tyler, Thomasville, Ga 

Mr. & Mrs. Holmes Bryson, Jr., Asheville. 

Stone, Major Wallace B., Swannanoa — Mr. 

Mrs. Thomas A. Furness, Jr., Enka. Mr. & 

Mrs. M. Graham Price, Asheville. 

Stube, Mr. Charles F., Hendersonville — Mr. jc 

Mrs. S. E. Shepard, Hendersonville. 
Talbot, Mr. H. L., Victoria, B. C, Canada— 

Mr. & Mrs. P. W. Raymer, Asheville. 
Teer, Marta Karen, Chicago, III. — Mr. J. 
Steven Brown, Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, 
Hendersonville. 
Waldrop, Mr. Charlie W., Weaverville — 
Women of the Presbyterian Church, Wcaver- 
ville. 
Wheeler, Mr. Wallace, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 

A. C. Shaw, Asheville. 
White, Mrs. T. Millxr, Kinston, N. C. — Mrs. 

W. D. Johnson, Black Mountain. 
Williams, Mrs. Bettie, Nashville, N. C. 

Circle No. 3 of First Church, Hendersonville. 
WoRLEY, Mrs. C. G., Arden — Mr. & Mrs. C;ienn 
R. Haste, Denver, Colo. 3-M Class of West 
Asheville Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. 
Maurice L. Cable, Mr. & Mrs. Reid Lovelace, 
Betsy & Ken, Women of West .Asheville Presby- 
terian Church, Mr. & Mrs. W. O. Barnard, Jr., 
The Rev. & Mrs. R. D. Bedinger, Mr. & Mrs. 
M. Graham Price, Mr. A. Ross Phillips, Jr., 
Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Phillips, Jr.. Mr. & Mrs., 
Arnold Phillips, Sr., Mrs. W. B. Burgin,' 
Elementary 5th & 6th Grades of West Ashe- 
ville Presbyterian Church, Mr. X; Mrs. Sam 
R. Patton, Mr. & Mrs. Ray E. Miller, Ashe- 
ville. Mrs. R. E. Sams, Sr., Leicester. 
McFall, Mr. Robert T. — (Who died 21/2 vears 
ago) A birthday memorial from his daughter. 
Mrs. Jennings Hill, Sr., Hendersonville. 



HAYESVILLE AND BETHEL C 
HENRY BATES 

Mr. Henry Bales, a rising senior at 
Columbia Theological Seminary, Deca- 
tur, Ga., will .serve as student sujjply in 
the Hayesville and Bethel C churclies 
during the months of June — August. 

Mr. Bates is a Candidate for the Gos- 
pel Ministry under the care of Asheville 
Presbytery. He is the .son of the Rev. 
J. E. Bates, pastor of the Kenilworth 
Presbyterian Church, Asheville, and Mrs. 
Bates. 

MEETING OF PRESBYTERY 
JULY 11, 1967 

Asheville Presbytery accepted the in-i 
vitation from the Dillingham and Ivy 
Park churches for the summer meeting 
to be held on Tuesday, July 11. The 
last time Presljytery met at the Dilling-; 
ham church was in the fall of 1935, 32 
years ago. Dr. R. Ci. Bedinger, who was 
then .sei-ving as the Home' Mission Su- 
perintendent of the Presbytery, served 
as Moderator. The Rev. A. Allen Gard 
ner, pastor of the First Church, Ashe 
ville, is Moderator-nominee for the Jul) 



cg^^ 



WORK 



Since 1910 - 



Church Extension 

Christian Education 

he Presbyterian Home For Children 
of Black Mountain 

In Asheville Presbytery 

Presbyterian Church, U. S. 
Synod of Appalachia 



MAY, 1967 

entered as second-class matter June I, 1930, 
it the Postoffice at Weaverville, N. C, under 
he Act of March 3, 1879. 



The Whole Work Of The Whole Church 

Promoted In Or Supported By 

Asheville Presbytery 

Published Monthly At Weaverville, N. C, By 

Asheville Presbytery, Office of 

Executive Secretary 

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26 Church Street - - Asheville, N. C. 

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No. 5 




OUR YOUTH COUNCIL 



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Front Row (I. to R.) Mikt Claxton, Edward LaFountaine, Second Rowe: Bev- 
erly Neighbors, Susan Rodda, Vicki Patton, Sarah Brawn, Janie McCrary. Third 
Row; Paid Seanger, Lee Galloway, Mark Wood, Mark Boggs, and Mark Cooper. 

Diu'ing the Spring Rally held ot the Grace Covenant Church, Asheville, Sat- 
urday, April 15, the 1967-1968 members of the Youth Council of Asheville Presby- 
tery were elected. The new Council will take office at the Summer Youth Con- 
ference, June 8 through 12, to be held at Montreat. The conference will be 

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Mr. and Mrs. Heck 



BETHEL H - BRITTAINS COVE 
NEW FIELD 

The Bethel H and the Brittains Cove 
congregations have extended unanimous 
calls to Mr. James Douglas Heck, mem- 
ber of the senior class as Colinnbia The- 
ological Seminary, to become the pastor 
of the two churches. He has indicated 
his readiness to accept the calls and will 
begin his ministry, July 1, 1967. 

Mr. Heck will graduate in the early 
part of June and will request the Pres- 
bytery of Asheville to examine hiin for 
ordination during the July 11 iBeeting. 

Mr. Heck is a candidate for the Gos- 
pel Ministry under the care of the Ever- 
glades Presbytery, a member of the Shen- 
andoah Presbyterian Church, Miami, 
Florida, and a native of Miami. He is 
a graduate of the Coral Gables High 
School, class of 1960; of Wheaton Col- 
lege, Illinois, class of 1964, A.B. Degree; 
and of Columbia Theological Seminary, 
Decatur, Ga., class of 1967, B.D. degree. 

His wife, formerly Vernadene Lewis, 
is a graduate of Wheaton College, Illi- 
nois. Mr. and Mrs. Heck will live in 
the manse at Reeves Street, Weaverville, 

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THE MEN OF PRESBYTERY 
ELECTED OFFICERS 




T. Kendal O'Barr 

More than 135 nren of the Presbytery 
gathered at the First Presbyterian 
Church, Thursday night, April 20, and 
heard Mr. Henderson Belk of Charlotte 
deliver air inspiriirg, thought provoking 

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The Presbyterian Home For Children 
Of Black Mountain. N. C, Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 
W. G. Thomas. Treasurer Don C. Mckenzie, Superintendent 

26 Church street, Asheville, N. c. R.F.D. I. Black Mountain. N. c. 

Tel. Asheville, 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa, 686-3666 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



May, 1987 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

Presbytery of Asheville 

Synod of Appalachia 

1966-1S67 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. S. S. Cooley, P. O. 

Box 745, Black Mountain, N. C. 

28711 
VICE-PRESIDENT Mrs. Clarence 

Trotti, 3 Griffing Blvd. Asheville, 

N. C. 28804 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. I. 
H. Archer, 319 Lakewood Drive, 
Asheville — 28803 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. M. L. Williams, 121 Church 
Street, Black Mountain, N. C. 

TREASURER — Mrs. W. M. Green, 
Box 253, Hazelwood, N. C. 

HISTORIAN — Miss Virginia Buchanan, 
— Montreat — 28757 (1966) 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor Mrs. M. L. Williams, (See 

above) 

MEN OF THE CHURCH 

PRESIDENT — William McKay, First 
Church, Hendersonville, Route 1, Flat 
Rock, N. C. 

FIRST V.P. T. Kendall O'Barr, West- 
minster Church, 27 Bull Mountain 
Road, Asheville, N. C. 

SECOND V.P. — Ned R. Noblett, Mal- 
vern Hills Church, 36 Green Valley 
Road, Asheville, N. C. 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Louis B. 
Joyner, Sv^rannanoa Church, 140 East- 
wood Ave., S'wannanoa, N. C. 

FIRST DIVISION CHAIRMAN — Thom- 
as A. McGuire, Franklin Church, Hill- 
crest Circle, Franklin, N. C. 

SECOND DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
Robert W. Paden, Trinity Church, 107 
Balsam Rd., Hendersonville, N. C. 

THIRD DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
Frank P. Scott, West Asheville 
Church, 62 Westwood Ave., Asheville, 
N. C. 

YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 

MODERATOR Jim Sursavage, Ati- 

dre^vs 

VICE-MODERATOR — Hugh Taylor, 
Grace Covenant 

STATED CLERK — Diane Tweed, Oak 
Forest 

TREASURER — Sarah Brown, First 
Hendersonville 

REGISTRAR — Mark Cooper, First 
Asheville 

DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Shaw Aard- 
ema, Arden; Mark Boggs, Grace Cov- 
enant; Vicki Patton, West Asheville; 
Joyce Young, Brevard. 

ADULT ADVISORS The Rev. George 

D. McCall, The Rev. Robert S. Busey, 
Mrs. Annette Lancaster, Etowah, Miss 
Sarah Cox, Arden 



LITTLE MOUNT PISGAH 
PRESBYTERY CAMP 

Asheville Presbytery during a meeting 
held April 1 1 authorized the Executive 
Committee of Christian Education, the 
Rev. B. Hoyt Evans, Chairman, to pro- 
ceed with the construction of an ade- 
quate kitchen and a covered dining 
space at the Presbytery camp, located 
near Fairview, N. C. The estimated cost 
will be from $18,000 to $20,000. $6,000 
is available from the Christian Educa- 
tion budget, and authorization was giv- 
en to borrow the remainder necessary 
for the construction. It is anticipated 
that buildings will be completed by the 
time of the first camp in July. 

Mr. Ralph Taylor, who lives near the 
camp area, has been employed as the 
caretaker. Pastors, church officers and 
members are encouraged to visit the 
camp. Those desiring to visit the camp 
are requested to contact the Rev. Gale 
D. Lammey, pastor of the Oak Forest 
Church, serving as the camp director. 



OUR YOUTH COUNCIL 

From Page One 

sponsored by the Christian Education 
Committee of Asheville Presbytery. 

"Understanding and Strengthening 
Christian Commitment" will be the 
theme of the conference to be directed 
by the Rev. G. Daniel McCall, pastor of 
the Brevard-Davidson River Church. 
The senior young people from the 36 
churches of the presbytery are invited 
and urged to attend. The registration 
fee and the conference cost (including 
insurance protection) will be $24.00 per 
person. (Local churches are encouraged 
to assist with this cost when need ex- 
ists) . 

To this tremendous opportunity for 
interesting and exciting Christian fel- 
lowship each conferee is asked to bring: 

— Bible, notebook, and pencil — sport 
clothes for daily activities, dress clothes 
for Sunday — athletic gear for swim- 
ming, basketball, volley ball, tennis, hik- 
ing, horseback riding, etc. — raincoat, 
sweaters for cool evenings — bedding 

(with the exception of pillows which 
will be provided by Montreat.) 

Those desiring to attend the confer- 
ence are asked to send name by JUNE 
5th. Mail postal card to: Youtla Mode- 
rator, 26 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 
28801. 

The members of the new Youth Coun- 
cil are identified with the following 
churches: Moderator — Mark Cooper, 
Grace Covenant Church; Vice-Moderator 

— Ed LaFountaine, Waynesville church; 
Registrar, Mark Boggs, First Church of 
Asheville; Secretary — Vicki Patton, West 
Asheville Church; Historian — Beverly 
Neighbors, West Asheville Church; 
Treasurer — Mike Claxton, Bryson City 



Church, Paul Seanger, Westminster 
Church, Janie McCrary, First Church 
of Hendersonville, Mark Wood, Grace 
Covenant Church, Lee Galloway, Bre- 
vard-Davidson River Church, and Susan 
Redda, Andrews Church. 

After the conference experience ai 
Montreat, members of the Youth Coun 
cil will attend the AMAT Youth Lead- 
ership Training School at NaCoMe 
Tennessee, July 3rd through 10th. 



MEN OF PRESBYTERY 

From Page One 

and stimulating message concerning the 
task of evanoelism. 

The 1967-1968 officers were electee 
to take Office October 1st: 

President — T. Kendal O'Barr, West- 
minster Church, Asheville. 

First V.P. — Jack Ward, Arden Church 
Arden. 

Second V.P. — M. R. Whisenhunt 
Hazelwood Church, Hazelwood. 

Secretary-Treasurer — Louis H. Joyner 
Swannanoa Church, Swannanoa. 

First Division Chairman — Thomas 
A. McQuire, Franklin Church, 
Franklin. 

Second Division Chairman — L. H 
Parmele, First Church, Henderson- 
ville. 

Third Division Chairman — Frank P 
Scott, West Asheville Church, Ashe- 
ville. 

The attendance cup was won by thf 
men of the Malvern Hills Church and 
second place was secured by the men 
of the West Asheville Church. Congratu 
lations for excellent attendance. 



PRESBYTERY COMMITTEE 
MEETINGS 

The Committee on the Office of the 
Executive Secretary, the Rev. J. C. Lime 
Chairman, will meet at the S and W 
Cafeteria, Monday, June 5, 12:30. 

The Church Extension Committee 
the Rev. Leroy V. Secrest, Chairman 
will meet at the First Church, Ashe 
ville, Friday afternoon, 2:00 o'clock! 
June 23. 

Presbytery's Council, Mr. Thomas H 
Lamb, Chairman, will meet at the S anc 
W Cafeteria, Asheville, Monday Night 
June 26, 6:30. 

The Christian Education Committee 
the Rev. B. Hoyt Evans, Chairman, wil 
meet at the First Church, Asheville 
Thursday afternoon, June 29, 5:0(i 
o'clock. 



The secret of happiness is not in doinj 
what one li4ces, but in liking what oni 
does. 

—April, 1913 



May. 1967 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



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Mrs. J. W. McQueen 

APPALACHIA SYNODICAL 

TRAINING SCHOOL 

BANNER ELK JUNE 5-8 

New courses, several new leaders, and 
a new place will provide new opportuni- 
ties and new challenges during the Ap- 
palachia Synodical Training School to 
be held at the Grandfather Home for 
Children, Banner Elk, N. C, June 5- 
8, 1967. 

The Women of Asheville Presbytery 
will provide the following leaders in the 
school: 

Mrs. F. A. Plummer, Dean, and Presi- 
dent of the Women of Appalachia 
Synod. 

Mrs. J. E. Wilson, Director, past Pres- 
ident of the Women of Asheville Pres- 
bytery. 

Mrs. W. B. Ferguson, Pianist, past 
President of the Women of Asheville 
Presbytery. 

Mrs. C. W. Gunn, Nurse, a member 
of the Bryson City Church. 

Mrs. Paul C. Cassat, Asheville, will 
be in charge of credits. 

Mrs. W. B. Helton, formerly of Ashe- 
ville, now of Greenville, S. C, will serve 
as Hostess. 

Mrs. R. E. McClure, past President of 
Women of Appalachia, will be in charge 
of Literature and Chats. 

Mrs. S. S. Cooley, Black Mountain, 
President of the Women of Asheville 
Presbytery. 

Faculty members will include: 

Dr. R. E. McClure, past Executive 
Secretary of Asheville Presbytery, will 
teach a course on "Personal Faith and 
Family Life". 

Mrs. Robert Busey, Grace Covenant 
Church, will teach a course on "The 
Church's Ministry to Children". 

Mrs. J. W. McQueen, Sparta, N. C, 
Author of the Circle Bible Study booklet 
for 1967-1968, entitled "The Holy Spirit 
At Work" will serve as the Platform 
Bible Speaker. 

Mrs. J. W. Witherspoon, Beckley, 
West Virginia, just returned as guide on 







R. E. McClure 

Far East Study Tour, will teach a course 
on the 1968 Witness Season — "Christ 
and the Faiths of Men." 

Mrs. J. G. Walsh, A Staff Member of 
the Board of Women's Work, Atlanta, 
Ga., will teach a course on "Organiza- 
tion and Program" 

The Rev. }. Richard Holshouser, 
Rumple Memorial Church, Blowing 
Rock, N. C, and Miss Izetta Dandridge, 
Calloway Scholarship Student at Still- 
mand College, will be the Guest Speak- 
ers during the Galilean Service. 

Mrs. W. F. Wadsworth, Registrar; 
Mrs. Phillip O. Evaul, Classes; Dr. Anne 
Bryan, Local Arrangement Chairman; 
Mrs. Tliomas E. Jones, Publicity; Mrs. 
V. W. Darter, Annual Meeting Program; 
Mrs. Barrut Gilmer, Local Publicity; 

Registration for classes should be sent 
to Mrs. Phillip O. Evual, Banner Elk, 
N. C. 28604. Registration blanks can be 
secured from the local presidents. A 
large number of delegates should attend 
from the Women of Asheville Presby- 
tery. 



A SPECIAL MESSAGE 
WAY TO SERVE 

The Synod of Appalachia has a com- 
mittee to keep before the churches the 
grand opportunity to serve the Lord 
through deferred gifts. By such giving 
one's life can be extended indefinitely 
into the future. By way of example, 
one may leave a fund to help support a 
candidate for the ministry at King Col- 
lege, Lees McRae College, Montreat-An- 
derson College, Louisville Presbyterian 
Seminary or Union Theological Semi- 
nary, which fund can be permanently 
set up in endowment and made perpet- 
ual. There are many other uses to 
which funds can be left in a will to 
make available assets to orphanages, 
homes for the aging and other institu- 
tions of the church in all four of our 
presbyteries. 

Will you consider remembering in 



your will some of these continuing serv- 
ices? In this manner yoti can have your 
means while you live and leave your 
estate, or any part of it, to these chal- 
lenging institutions. It is further the 
duty of this committee to point out the 
importance of having a lawyer draw up 
your will in proper form. By so doing, 
you can often save on inheritance taxes 
that would fall upon your estate. This 
form of giving is one of tlie best ways 
of serving the Lord and at the same 
time extending yoin- usefulness into the 
years ahead. 



CHURCH AND HOME TIE 
BY THE END OF MAY 

The pastors will receive packets with 
new stewardship materials by the end 
of May. The new materials are being 
prepared to promote a closer tie be- 
tween the chinch and the home. 

The packets will be mailed from the 
General Council containing samples ot 
the new stewardship materials and then 
additional materials can be ordered for 
the officers and church members. 

The materials will be for a year-round 
use emphasizing the theme, "In Re- 
sponse to God's Love — Give a Worthy 
Portion." 

One of the primary pieces of the new 
stewardship packet is a calendar, ar- 
ranged in two-month sections. The cal- 
endar, illustrated in cartoon style, is de- 
signed for use as a flip chart to tie the 
stewardship program and the home 
more closely together. A special em- 
phasis has been planned for each two 
montli segment of the year, and posters 
will be available to illustrate the theme. 
Other aids, some new and some old, 
will be available to illustrate the theme. 
Included in the packet will be a film- 
strip to introduce the new program. 

Presbytery's Council in planning for 
at least three workshops to be held in 
different sections of the Presbytery dur- 
ing the week of July, 24-28. Dr. Charles 
Cowsert, Stewarclship Secretary, has been 
invited to assist during the workshops. 
The dates and places will be announced. 
Dr. Lawrence I. Stell, Executive Secre- 
tary of the General Council, will speak 
during tlie July meeting of Presbytery. 



NEW FIELD 

From Pa^e One 

N. C. 

With the unanimous agreement of the 
two churches, the Church Extension 
Committee has united the two cliurches 
into one field of service. The Brittains 
Cove church has been without an in- 
stalled pastor since May of 1966 and the 
Bethel H Church since y\ugust of 1965. 
Both churches have been served by in- 
terim pastors. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



May, 1967 



THE SYNOD OF APPALACHIA 
KING COLLEGE, MAY 25-26 

The Synod of Appalachia will meet 
at King College, Bristol, Tennessee, 
Thursday and Friday, May 25 and 26, 
beginning at 1:30 P.M. 

The Rev. John Franklin Anderson, 
Jr., Th.M., D.D., Executive Secretary, 
Board ol Church Extension Piesbyterian 
Church, U.S., will be the keynote speak- 
er at 11:00 A.M. Friday morning. 




-,-'*'sr-»^ 




John F. Anderson 

Dr. Anderson, a native of Dallas, Tex- 
as, holds his B.A. degree from Austin 
College; B.D. degree from Union The- 
ological Seininary, Richmond, Va.; 
Th.M., degree from Austin Seminary, 
Austin, Texas; and D.D., from Austin 
College, Sherman, Texas. 

After serving in the Chaplain Corps, 
USNR, July 1944 to April 1946 he held 
three different pastorates in Texas, and 
prior to becoming the Executive Secre- 
tary of the Boarcl of Chinch Extension 
in 1965, he was pastor of the First Pres- 
byterian Church, Orlando, Florida from 
1958-1965. 

The Rev. W. Kirk Allen, D.D., pas- 
tor of First Presbyterian Church, Kings- 
port, Tennessee, will preach the sermon 
as the retiring moderator at 1:30 P.M. 
Thursday. 

The Rev. H. B. Dendy, D.D., pastor 
of the First Church, Weaverville, N. C, 
and the Rev. James L. Fowle, D.D., pas- 
tor of the First Church, Chattanooga, 
Tennessee, will conduct the Commun- 
ion Service following the Moderator's 
sermon. 

The Rev. Balmer H. Kelly, Th.D., a 
member of Abingdon Presbytery, and 
now serving as Acting President of Un- 
ion Ihcological Seminary, Richmond, 
Va., will speak (oncerning the Union 
Seminary Advance, 'Fhursday night, 7:30 
o'clock. 

At 11:50 Friday morning, the Rev. B. 
Moyt Evans, pastor of the Westminster 
CJhurch, Asheville, and a member of the 
Committee of 24, will introduce to Syn- 
od the Dr. Bernard R. Brunsting, pas- 



tor. First Reformed Church of Holland, 
Michigan, and the Rev. Marc C. Weer- 
sing, president of the Presbyterian Col- 
lege, Clinton, S. C, and they will speak 
concerning the proposed union of the 
Reformed Church of America and the 
Presbyterian Church in the United 
States. 

During the two day meeting reports 
from the various committees of Synod, 
consisting of the ministers and repre- 
sentatives from the churches within four 
presbyteries: Abingdon, Asheville Hols- 
ton and Knoxville, will be heard. 

Registration will begin Thursday at 
11:30 and the meeting will close Friday 
afteinoon. 



CHURCH EXTENSION REPORT 
TO SYNOD 

The Rev. Leroy V. Secrest, chairman 
of Presbytery's Church Extension Com- 
mittee, has sent the following report to 
the Synod of Appalachia: 

Thirteen of the thirty-six churches 
in the Presbytery of Asheville are re- 
ceiving aid from the Church Extension 
Funds. Five churches are being served 
by regular installed pastors, two by stat- 
ed supply pastors, three by interim sup- 
ply pastors, two by a student supply pas- 
tor, and one by an occasional supply 
pastor. 

The Bethel Church, Haywood county, 
and the Brittains Cove Church, Bun- 
combe county, have each issued a call to 
a Senior Seminary student and he has 
indicated his readiness to accept the calls 
and become the pastor by July 1. 1967. 

The Bethel Church, Cherokee coun- 
ty, and the Hayesville Church, Clay 
county, will be served by a Seminary 
student during the coming summer 
months. 

One hundred and four new members 
were received by the thirteen churches 
during 1966, 35 on profession of faith 
and sixty-nine by certificate or re-affir- 
mation. Six churches did not receive 
any on profession of faith, and four 
churches did not experience any gains 
l)y profession or by certificate or re-af- 
firmation. The total gain in member- 
ship by the aid receiving churches was 
sixty. Four of the churches have a larger 
Sunday school enrollment than church 
membership. 

All of the thirteen churches are ex- 
periencing a renewal of interest and 
each one is making definite advance 
plans for growth in membership, stew- 
ardship. Christian education and Chris- 
tian action. 

The Trinity Church, organized In 
1965 with 53 members, has more than 
doubled the membership, the current 
expenses and benevolent giving. This 
is the fastest growing church, propor- 
tionately, in the Persbytery. A manse 
has been purchased for |33,000.00 by the 
Church Extension Committee and the 
clnirch has assumed full payments of the 
monthly installments of .1166.00. The 
Church Extension Committee has pur- 



chased for $26,000.00 eight acres of land 
for a future church site. Plans are be- 
ing formulated for the erection of a 
church building when the funds become 
available. 

The Cullowhee Church, organized in 
1966, has not experienced a rapid 
growth, this was not expected; but the 
church is exerting a noble influence for 
the benefit of the Presbyterian students 
and faculty members at Western Caro- 
lina College. The Campus Christian 
Life Committee of the Synod of Appa- 
lachia, the Cullowhee Church, and the 
Rev. Stanley L. Bennett, supply pastor 
and student worker, have the oppor- 
tunity of ministering to more than 325 
Presbyterian students. 

In 1965 a property site on which are 
located two dwellings was purchased 
with borrowed money for $50,000.00. In 
April, 1967, the Church Extension Com- 
mittee received a donation of $10,000.00 
from the Board of Church Extension, 
Atlanta, to leduce the indebtedness. The 
gift is greatly appreciated. It will serve 
as a challenge to inspire churches and 
individuals to make substantial dona- 
tions for the further reduction of the 
debt. 

In December of 1966 the new Brittains 
Cove Church building, costing more 
than forty thousand dollars, was dedi- 
cated, free of debt, to the glory of God. 
A great portion of the labor was do- 
nated by the members and friends. 

The Church Extension Committee 
owns four manses, the use of which con- 
sttiutes a part of the support offered to 
the pastors serving Brittains Cove, Beth- 
el H, Trinity, Cullowhee, Hayesville, 
and Bethel C churches. Four of the 
aid-receiving churches own manses. One 
church provides rent for a manse, and 
the other church does not share in manse 
support. 

$5,100.00 per year is the basic salary 
of the pastor. Each installed pastor or 
supply is provided with a minimum of 
$300.00 as car allowance, and some more 
acording to need. Other benefits are 
provided, such as, manse utilities, full 
Minister's Annuity payments, life and 
hospitalization insurance, and one half 
of any social secinity payments. 

The Chinch Extension Committee is 
delighted with the privilege of sharing 
in the support of Miss Bessie May Strib- 
ling; and plans are being made to share 
in her services for the making of surveys 
for the establishment of new churches 
and to strengthen existing fields. 



remember 



THE CHURCH 
in your WILL 



AN, INVESTMENT FOR ETERNITY 



May. 1967 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Five 



PREShyTERl^N HOME NEWS 

by Cfhe Superinlendenl 

THANKS FOR TYPE-WRITERS 

We wish to thank all of our friends 
who responded to our appeal for type- 
writers for those who were taking ty ping- 
in the high school. The response was 
good and now the superintendent has 
one that he can call his own. 



GIFTS FROM ARDEN 

Circle number five of the Arden Pres- 
byterian Church met at the Home April 
30th. They held their regular meeting 
in the big parlor and then had lunch 
with the staff of the Home. The ladies 
bought dresses and underwear for the 
little girls and shirts and pajamas for 
the little boys. We are grateful to these 
women for the interest shown in our 
children and the work here at the Home. 
This circle sponsors Ronald Steppe for 
the year. Mrs. F. H. Weaver is chair- 
man of the circle. We invite more of the 
circles of the churches and hope that 
you will include us in your summer 
meetings by coming out and having a 
meal with us and meeting the children. 



A GRAND TIME 



Mr. and Mrs. George Monroe of the 
Westminister Fellowship of Brevard Col- 
lege entertained the children May 5th 
witir some interesting slides and games, 
rhey also brought the children balls, 
bats and jump rope. A song festal was 
:ield with Mr. Monroe leading the sing- 
ing. A most enjoyable day was topped 
iff with homemade cookies and pink 
lemonade. 



GREETING TO GRADUATES 

Mr. and Mrs. McKenzie with the 
seniors from the Home will attend the 
graduation exercises for Cecil Cald- 
well at Western Carolina College, May 
21st. We are all so proud of Cecil and 
ire looking forward for him to come 
liome for the summer. He will be the 
Director of the Youth Work in Black 
Mountain this summer. He is undecided 
ibout his work in the fall. We will also 
ittend the graduation excercises at Mon- 
treat- Anderson College for Eddie Teters, 
May 28th. Eddie hopes to continue his 
education at Western Carolina in the 
[all. 



THE CHAMPIONS WILL REPEAT 

Little league baseball will begin soon 
md all of the boys are excited about 
the coming season. We won the Champ- 
ionship last year and the boys think they 
:an do it again. We lost seven boys from 
last year's team but we still hope to have 
1 good year. We will be letting you know 
more about our team as we go along. 

VISITORS FROM BREVARD 

Circle number five of the Brevard- 
Davidson River Church, Mrs. Georse 



Perkins, chairman, met at the Home, 
May 5th, for their regular meeting. The 
ladies were given a tour of the Home as 
this was the first visit for most of them. 
They also had lunch with the staff and 
promised they would be back before the 
summer is over. 



A GAY PARTY 

The small boys and girls attended a 
Storyland party at Montreat-Anderson 
College, May 19th. The party was spon- 
sored by the Recreational Physical Edu- 
cation Class of the College. The children 
went to the party dressed in their favo- 
rite nursery book character. A wonder- 
ful time was had by all. We wish to 
thank these young people for the inte- 
rest shown to our children during the 
school year. We have made some wonder- 
ful friends at the college and the child- 
ren always look forward totheir visits. 





JUNE BIRTHDAYS 






3- 


-Cathey Steppe 


age 


12 


3- 


-Ava Lynn Elliott 


age 


10 


4- 


-Timmy Clarke 


age 


10 


25- 


-Charles Robinson 


age 


13 



TEN KING SCHOLARS 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE 

DEGREE 

Ten King Scholars are named by Mr. 
E. Ralph Patsel, Jr., Director of Admis- 
sions at King College, as the 1967 win- 
ners of the college's annual scholarship 
contest. 

Winners are Miss Barbara Amanda 
Brockett of Nashville, Tenn., Mr. Louie 
Stephen Cain of Henderson, N. C, Mr. 
James Talmadge Countiss of Bristol, 
Tenn., Mr. David Lynn Ford of Knox- 
ville, Tenn., Miss Sharon Francis Harris 
of Staunton, Va., Mr. Jack Thomas 
Howard of Cleveland, Tenn., Mr. How- 
ard Anthony McMahan of Andrews, N. 
C, Mr. Leryl Mumpower of Bristol, 
Tenn., Miss Karen Elizabeth Steinle of 
South Charleston, W. Va., and Mr. 
Stephen Young Wilkerson of Taichung, 
Taiwon. 

The honor of being named a King 
Scholar is the highest distinction which 
King College offers to members of its 
incoming freshman class. The value of 
each scholarship ranges from $250 to 
$1600 a year for four years according to 
the demonstrated needs of the winner. 
The awards are made on tlie basis of the 
applicant's scholastic ability, leadership, 
and character. 

In harmony with the recent action of 
the Trustees of King College, the Col- 
lege will offer the degree of Bachelor 
of Science. 

This will be available to students 
planning their work during the year 
1967-1968, and the degree will be award- 
ed at a regular graduation periods be- 
ginning with the coinmencement of 
May, 1968. 



A TEN THOUSAND DOLLAR 
GRANT FOR CHURCH SITE 

The Board of Cliurch Extension, At- 
lanta, has made a $10,000.00 grant to 
Asheville Presbytery to be used by the 
Church Extension Committee to reduce 
the indebtedness on the chiuxh site pro- 
perty purchased in 1965 at Cullowhee, 
N. C. The Church Extension Committee 
borrowed $50,000.00 in order to make 
the purchase of the property for the erec- 
tion of a churcli building. 

The Cullowhee Presbyterian Church 
was organized in March of 1966. The 
Rev. Stanley L. Bennett is the supply 
pastor. The congregation is now using 
the sanctuary of St. David's Episcopal 
Church at eleven o'clock for the worship 
services. The congregation desires to con- 
struct their own church building just as 
soon as possible. 

The Rev. Donald Neel, Secretary of 
the Division of Parish Development, in 
a letter containing the above check 
wrote: "I know these funds will greatly 
assist the Cullowhee Church in their 
work and witness. It is my fervent pray- 
er that this congregation in response to 
this gift from their fellow Christians in 
the Presbyterian Church, U.S. and in re- 
sponse to God's graciousness in Christ, 
will grow in their servanthood and in 
their concern and care for others around 
tire world as evidenced in their prayers, 
their deeds, and their benevolent gifts." 

The church site indebtedness is now 
$40,000.00. Churches or individuals de- 
siring to have a share in the building of 
a church at Cullowhee are requested to 
contact the Rev. Stanley L. Bennett, 
Cidlowhee, or W. G. Thomas, 26 Church 
Street, Asheville. Don't hesitate to let 
us hear from you. 



Watch This Column 

The Central Treasurer of Benevolences 
for Asheville Presbytery reports for 
period indicated below: 

January 1 — May 8 

BUDGETED 
Received for distribution to 
all Benevolent Causes 

Undesignated: $56,062.88 

Received for distribution to 
Special Benevolent Causes* 

Designated: _„ 24,015.01 

NON-BUDGETED 
Recevied for distribution to 

Special Causes: 913.90 

Easter Offering 2,163.87 

TOTAL RECEIPTS $93,155.66 

* The Witness Offering to 

Date: 9,121.09 

70% to World Missions 
30% to Church Extension) 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



May. 196! 



M^manal (Btfts 

The Presbyterian Home for Children 
Black Mountain. N. C. 



Adams, Mrs. O. E., Asheville — Mrs. A. W. 
Waddell, Asheville. 

AUBEL, Mr. Verne W., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. — 
Mr. & Mrs. S. W. Huddleston, Asheville. 

AvERA, Mrs. John, Waterloo, III. — Circle No. 
11 of First Church, Asheville. 

Baker, Mr. Charles C, Asheville — The Rev. 
J. C. Lime. Canton. Mrs. Leola S. Brownell, 
Asheville Chapter of National Association of 
Accountants, Choral Arts Society of Asheville, 
Mr. & Mrs. W. H. Arthur & Alison Arthur, 
Asheville Power Squadron, Judge & Mrs. Sam 
M. Cathey, Mr. John Link', Mr. & Mrs. Lee 
M. Bauer, Asheville. First-Citizens Bank & 
Trust Co., Dr. & Mrs. John H. Truesdail, 
Brevard. Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Taylor, Mr. & 
Mrs. Harry Haffen, Ridgefield, Conn. Mr. & 
Mrs. Robert H. Davis, Jr., Dr. S. M. Stanley, 
Enka. Mr. & Mrs. William C. Driver, Larch- 
mont, N. Y. Mr. George W. McCleary, Ar- 
den. District 17, United States Power Squad- 
ron. Mrs. James Dewitt, Glen Spey, N. Y. 

Bass, Mr. James Dudley, Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Clyde W. Wright, Mr. C. H. Lindsley, 
Dr. & Mrs. Joe Burleson, Carol, Genabeth 
and Bob, Asheville. 

Bennett, Mrs. L. J., Asheville — Col. & Mrs. 
Robert C. Brown, Asheville. 

Cathey, Mrs. Mark, Asheville — Mr. Edward 
H. Coulson, Asheville. 

CoRWiN, Mr. Harry R., Palm Beach, Fla. — 
Mrs. J. Fred Osborne, Miss Josephine Os- 
borne, Mrs. Alice Webster, Mr. & Mrs. Ben 
H. Evans, Mr. John Fisher, Mrs. Prescott 
Fisher, Weaverviile. 

Davidson, Mrs. Fred, Swannanoa — Mrs. Clara 
Synder, Swannanoa. Mr. & Mrs. M. Graham 
Price, Asheville. 

Davis, Mrs. Leona, Canton — Mr. & Mrs. Wil- 
liam Milne, Canton. 

Dolbee, Mr. Earl, Sr., Hendersonville — Mr. 
& Mrs. John C. Hafner, Asheville. The Bridge 
Club, Men's Bible Class of First Church, Mr. 
& Mrs. John McC. Price, Mr. & Mrs. Charles 

A. Allen, Mrs. E. E. Fies, Circle No. 3 of 
First Church, Hendersonville. 

GossETT, Mrs. L. A.. Hendersonville — Mr. & 

Mrs. Bernard Crowell, Jr., Hendersonville. 
Graybeale, Mrs. La Verne, Asheville — Mr. & 

Mrs. Horace Adams, Jr., Asheville. 
Gregory, Mrs. Nannie Evans, Canton — Mr. 

& Mrs. J. Edwin Justice, Canton. 
Groover, Mr. A. W., Hendersonville — Mr. 

& Mrs. Bernard Crowell, Jr., Hendersonville. 
Hafner, Mrs. W. F. Hendersonville — Mrs. L. 

B. Prince, Hendersonville. 

Hall, Mr. Eric R., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Charles A. Johnson, Brevard. Mrs. Harold 
M. Glenn & Dan, Skyland. Circle No. .3 of 
Presbyterian Church, Ardcn. Mr. & Mrs. 
James A. Breeden, Decatur, Ark. Mrs. Hazel 
Costa, Los Angeles, Calif. Mrs. Rex Wallace, 
Knoxville, Tenn. 

Hall, Miss Susan E. Wilmington, N. C. — Mrs. 



Dorothy H. Avery, Canton. 
Hamilton, Dr. O. G., Bluffton, Ind. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Arnold Plummer, Asheville. 
Hargrove, Mr. Walter F., Waynesville — Mr. 

& Mrs. Claud D. Church, Canton. 
HiLLHOUsE, Mrs. Nell Thomas, Waynesboro, 

Ga. — Welcome Wagon Club, Henderson- 
ville. 
Hodges, Mr. Fred A., Weaverville — Women 

of Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. 
HoLLiFiELD, Mr. E. G., Little Switzerland, 

N. C. — Mrs. J. Ridley Jackson, Asheville. 
Huie, Lt. Litchfield, Viet Nam — Mr. & Mrs. 

Bernard Crowell, Jr., Hendersonville. 
Hunter, Dr. Charles, Asheville — Circle No. 

2 of Grace Covenant Church, Kindergarten 

Dept. of Grace Covenant Church, Asheville. 
McDowell, Mrs. Sue Kate, Asheville — Circle 

No. 10 of First Church. Asheville. 
Ochsenreiter, Mr. Eugene C, Asheville — Mr. 

& Mrs. C. LeRoy Robinson, Asheville. 
Osborne, Col. Thomas D., Asheville — Mr. & 

Mrs. Allen Morrison, Mrs. Jere E. Cocke, 

Asheville. 
Paul, Mr. Stanley, Asheville — • Mr. & Mrs. 

Robert A. Johnson, Des Plaines, 111. Dr. & 

Mrs. M. E. Hoffman, Mr. & Mrs. John K. 

Davis, Dr. & Mrs. L. S. Rathbun, Mr. Louis 

E. Smith, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Robert Hes- 

sler, Pompano Beach, Fla. Mrs. Hazel B. Pe- 

derson, Janesville, Wise. Mrs. George Wood, 

Montreal, Canada. Mr. & Mrs. Bob Tullar, 

Janesville, Wise. Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Bailey, 

Chicago, 111. Mr. Frederick W. Dunn, Mt. 

Prospect, 111. 
Reno, Mr. A. J., Canton — Mr. & Mrs. Wil- 

liatn Milne, Canton. 
Richardson, The Rev. R. P. Pine Bluff, Ark. 

— Dr. & Mrs. R. E. McClure, Asheville. 
Riley, Mrs. Edward — Marcella, Valora, Don 

and Eleanor Cartwright, Hamilton, Ohio. 
Sechrest, Mr. J. R. Sr., Canton — Mr. Thomas 

Furness, Miss Mary Furness, Canton. 
Sinder, Mr. Alexander R., Hendersonville — 

Mr. Sergey R. Sinder, Oxford, Conn. 
Stone, Major W. B. of Buncombe Co. — Mr. 

William C. Morris, Jr., Asheville. 
Strom, Patiy, Asheville — Mrs. H. V. Strom, 

Asheville. 
TiMMONs, Mrs. Rhetta Morgan, Canton — 

Miss Lois B. Harrold, Women of the Pres- 
byterian Church, Waynesville. 
Waldrop, Mr. Charlie W., Weaverville — 

Mr. & Mrs. W. E. Cole, Weaverville. 
Whiteside, Mrs. Arthur, Asheville — Aquatic 

& Water Safety Association, Asheville. 
Worley, Mrs. C. G., Arden — Miss Mary K. 

Whitson & Family, Swannanoa. Mr. & Mrs. 

Robert Hunter, Mary Stuart Shuford, Miss 

Alice Shuford, Mrs. W. E. Shuford, Mrs. R. 

L. Worley, Mrs. Evelyn W. Mann, Asheville. 

Mr. & Mrs. Fred S. Lytle, Gastonia, N. C. 

Mr. & Ms. Glenn Ramsey, Taylors, S. C. 
Worth, Mrs. D. B., Myrtle Beach, S. C. — 

Dr. W. W. Pharr, Black Mountain. 



MORRISON-MAXWELL 
REUNION SUNDAY, JUNE 25 

The Morrisioii-Maxwell reunion will 
be held Sunday June 25, 10:30 A.M. at 



Memorial Gift for The Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 

Enclosed is $ In Memory Of 



name of deceased 



Who died- 



at 



place (post office) 



Send acknowledgement to_ 
Address 



correct name for mail, please 



complete address for mail, please 



Donor's Name- 



Donor's Address. 



Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 26 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 

(Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient information is given in blanks above) 



the Carson Community Building on U. 
64, 3 ¥2 miles west of Franklin, N. C 
Lunch will be served at noon by th 
women of the Carson Methodist Church 
$1.50 per plate. All fonner students am 
their families and friends are invited 
Grace Carpenter, Secretary. 

SYNOD OF APPALACHIA 
MEN'S CONFERENCE 

The 13th Men's Conference of th 
Synod of Appalachia will be held a 
Montreat, N. C, June 24-25, 1967, unde 
the direction of the Conference Chaii 
man, Mr. R. L. Crawley, a member o 
the Westminster church, Asheville, N. C 

The theme of the conference will b^ 
"New Times-New Ways-New Men Ii 
Christ." Two dynamic speakers will b 
heard: The Rev. J. Sherrard Rice, D.D. 
Secretary of Evangelism, Presbyteriai 
Church, U.S., and Mr. Powell A. Frasei 
Director of Development at Presbyteriai 
College, Clinton, S. C. 

The goal is two men from each churcl 
in the Synod, but no limitation will b( 
observed. Write Mr. R. L. Crawley 
Route 2, Box 360, Asheville, N. C. 2880! 
and tell him you are coming. Senc 
registration fee of $5.00 or pay it on th( 
day of arrival. Gate fee will be $1.00. 

CHURCH SCHOOL LEADERSHIP 
TRAINING OPPORTUNITY 

Sunday School Superintendents anc 
other officers ofthe Church School 
Chairmen of Strengthening Churcl 
Committees, Division Chairmen, Mini 
sters and D.C.E.s are reminded tha 
valuable help is near at hand and w( 
should prepare to take advantage of it 
The Church School Administration Con' 
ference will be held at Montreat June! 
23-25, 1967. We have not provided lead- 
ership training for those leaving these 
responsibilities for some time in oui 
presbytery. At a recent meeting youi 
Program and Leadership Council de 
cided to recommend this conference tc 
those of our Presbytery who feel the need 
for this kind of help. The leaders wil] 
be among the best in our Assembly and 
we are fortunate to be so close to Mon 
treat and really shoidd avail ourselves 
of this opportunity. Brochures and ap 
plication forms may be secured from 
Synod's Christian Education office in 
Knoxville, or from the Reverend Bob 
Busey at Grace Covenant Church in 
Asheville, your Program and Leader- 
ship Chairman. 



GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING 
BRISTOL, TENNESSEE 
The One-Hundred-Seventh General 
Assembly will be held at Bristol, Ten- 
nessee, beginning June 8, 1967. Com- 
missioners from the Presbytery of Ashe- 
ville will be: Ministers — The Rev. C. 
Grier Davis and the Rev. G. Aiken Tay^ 
lor. Ruling Elders — Dr. D. M. Mon-i 
roe, Montreat, and Mr. Williatn McKay,, 
First Church, Hendersonville. 



OUR . 
OUNTAIN 
WORK 



- Since 1910 - 



Church Extension 

Christian Education 

he Presbyterian Home For Children 
of Black Mountain 

In Asheville Presbytery 

Presbyterian Church, U. S. 
Synod of Appalachia 



JUNE, 1967 

Intered as second-class matter June 1, 1930, 
t the Postoffice at Weaverville, N. C, under 
;he Act of March 3, 1879. 

i ^ 

The Whole Work Of The Whole Church 
1 Promoted In Or Supported By 

I Asheville Presbytery 

!_ 

'ublished Monthly At Weaverville, N. C, By 

Asheville Presbytery, Office of 

Executive Secretary 

Rev. W. G. Thomas, D.D., Editor 

26 Church Street - - Asheville, N. C. 

lEV. H. B. Dendy, D.D. — Business Manager 

Weaverville, N. C. 
I 

Subscription Price: $1.00 Per Annum 



relume LVII June. 1967 



No. 6 



NEW OFFICE LOCATION 
uy2 CHURCH STREET 

The building, formerly used by the 
ite Dr. Robert F. Campbell as a study 
nd for 21 years as the office of Ashe- 

lle Presbytery, has been removed due 

the building program at the First 
hurch, Asheville. In the area a chap- 

1 as a memorial to Dr. Robert F. Camp- 
ell will be constructed. 

Three rooms, 14i/2 Church Street, lo- 
ated on the second floor of the Stan- 
Drd Webb Insurance building, have 
een secured for the office of the Pres- 
ytery. When the building program 
as been completed the First Church 
all provide room space for the re-loca- 
on of the office. 







Cf3 



c 



Dr. and Mrs. Henry B. Dendy 



In the summer of 1921 a yovmg stu- 
dent from Columbia Theological Semi- 
nary came to Asheville to assist Rev. 
Paul N. Gresham, then pastor of the 
West Asheville Presbyterian Church, a 
young congregation just five years of 
age. 

He was Henry Benson Dendy, a na- 
tive of Hartwell, Ga., a graduate of Da- 
vidson College, and about to begin a 
ministry as pastor or stated supply of 
six churches in Asheville Presbytery. 

One of the duties given him that sum- 
mer was preaching at Weaverville, where 
Mr. Gresham was interested in develop- 
ing a new field, a field that led to the 
organization of the Weaverville Presby- 
terian Church on September 21st of that 
year. 



The Covenanter's Presbyterian 
Church, at Dillingham (now named the 
Dillingham Presbyterian Church) ex- 
tended a call to this student and the 
Home Mission Committee assigned the 
Weaverville Church to his care. He was 
graduated from Columbia Seminary and 
on June 1, 1922, was married to Miss 
Nellie Spann Marks, of Columbia, S. C, 
and the young couple came to this field 
on their honeymoon. 

On July 1, 1967, after a continuous 
ministry at Weaverville of over forty- 
five years, Dr. Dendy will be retired 
from the active ministry and turn the 
duties of the pastorate to Rev. David 
L. Parks, a son of the Weaverville con- 
More On Page Two 



SUMMER MEETING OF 
ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

During the Summer meeting of the 
Presbytery of Asheville, the Rev. Law- 
rance I. Stell, D.D., Executive Secretary 
of the General Council, will speak ac 
11:40 A.M. 

The meeting will be held in the Dil- 
lingham Presbyterian Church, Barnards- 
ville, N. C, Tuesday, July 11th, begin- 
ning at 9:30 A.M. Registration will be- 
gin at 9:00. 

Dr. Stell, who became Executive Sec- 
retary of the General Council on May 
15, 1966, was born in Dallas, Texas. He 
is a graduate of Austin College, Sher- 
man, Texas, and of Union Theological 
More On Page Six 




Dr. Stell 



The Presbyterian Home For Children 
Of Black Mountain. N. C, Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage. Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 
W. G. THOMAS, Treasurer Don C. Mckenzie. Superintendent 

26 CHURCH STREET, ASHEVILLE, N. C. R.FD. I. BLACK MOUNTAIN. N. C. 

Tel. Asheville, 252-3061 Tel Swannanoa. 686-3666 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Time, 1967 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

PbESBYTERY of ASHEVILLE 

Synod of Appalachia 

1966-1967 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. S. S. Cooley, P. O. 

Box 745, Black Mountain, N. C. 

28711 
VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. Clarence 

Trotti, 3 Griffing Blvd. Asheville, 

N. C. 28804 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. I. 
H. Archer, 319 Lakewood Drive, 
Asheville — 28803 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. M. L. Williams, 121 Church 
Street, Black Mountain, N. C. 

TREASURER — Mrs. W. M. Green, 
Box 253, Hazelwood, N. C. 

HISTORIAN — Miss Virginia Buchanan, 
— Montreat — 28757 (1966) 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor — Mrs. M. L. Williams, (See 
above) 

MEN OF THE CHURCH 

PRESIDENT — William McKay, First 
Church, Hendersonville, Route 1, Flat 
Rock, N. C. 

FIRST V.P. — T. Kendall O'Barr, West- 
minster Church, 27 Bull Mountain 
Road, Asheville, N. C. 

SECOND V.P. — Ned R. Noblett, Mal- 
vern Hills Church, 36 Green Valley 
Road, Asheville, N. C. 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Louis B. 
Joyner, Swannanoa Church, 140 East- 
wood Ave., Swannanoa, N. C. 

FIRST DIVISION CHAIRMAN— Thom- 
as A. McGuire, Franklin Church, Hill- 
crest Circle, Franklin, N. C. 

SECOND DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
Robert W. Paden, Trinity Church, 107 
Balsam Rd., Hendersonville, N. C. 

THIRD DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
Frank P. Scott, West Asheville 
Church, 62 Westwood Ave., Asheville, 
N. C. 

YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 



MODERATOR 
drewa 



Jim Sursavage, An- 



VICE-MODERATOR — Hugh Taylor, 
Grace Covenant 

STATED CLERK — Diane Tweed, Oak 
Forest 

TREASURER — Sarah Brown, First 
Hendersonville 



REGISTRAR 
Asheville 



Mark Cooper, First 



DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Shaw Aard- 
ema, Arden; Mark Boggs, Grace Cov- 
enant; Vicki Patton, West Asheville; 
Joyce Young, Brevard. 

ADULT ADVISORS— The Rev. George 
D. McCall, The Rev. Robert S. Busey, 
Mrs. Annette Lancaster, Etowah, Miss 
Sarah Cox, Arden 



Dr. Dendy 

From Page One 

gregation, who grew up under Dr. Den- 
dy's ministry. 

In 1934, the Weaverville Church was 
strong enough to demand his full time 
and he resigned as pastor at Dillingham. 
After moving to Weaverville he has led 
the congiegation in a consistent growth 
to a present membership of over 400, 
with a complete church plant, built un- 
der his supervision. 

Tlie other churches in north Bun- 
combe County which Dr. Dendy has 
served include Red Oak and Jupiter 
churches, now dissolved, and Ivy Park, 
now combined with Dillingham, and 
Brittain's Cove, received from the Pres- 
byterian Church, U. S. A., in 1943. 

Dr. Dendy has been an active leader 
in Asheville Presbytery and for five 
years (1929-1943) served as part time 
"Superintendent of Home Mission for 
the Presbytery". He had been a mem- 
ber of the Home Missions Committee 
since 1922, being assigned to this com- 
mittee upon his reception into the Pres- 
bytery and ordination, in July of that 
year. 

In 1936 he was named to head a sub- 
committee of the Home Missions Com- 
mittee to operate "The Mountain Or- 
phanage". He held this office until 
1947 when the orphanage, now called 
the "Presbyterian Home for Children 
of Black Moimtain, N. C", was incor- 
porated. At that time he was elected 
President of the Board of Directors and 
has held this office ever since. 

In addition to his duties in the pas- 
torate, the founders of the "Presbyterian 
Journal" selected Dr. Dendy to be the 
first editor when it was launched as a 
monthly magazine in the interest of the 
work of the Presbyterian Church, U. S., 
originally called "The Southern Pres- 
byterian Journal". In 1958 he relin- 
guished the duties of editor, but con- 
tinued his relationship as Business Man- 
ager ,a duty he had carried from the 
beginning of the publication. 

In 193V King College, Bristol, Tenn., 
conferred on him the degree of Doctor, 
of Divinity. In 1943 he was elected 
Moderator of the Synod of Appalachia, 
in which body he had been active in 
many ways. 

When Dr. Dendy began his ministry 
at Weaverville on the first Sunday in 
June, 1922, his text was, "To know 
nothing among you save Jesus Christ and 
Him crucified." This has been the 
text for each first Sunday in June ever 
since. 

There are four children. One son, 
Rev. Robert S. Dendy, is pastor at Ga- 
lax, Va. daughter, nee Miss Mary Ann 
Dendy, is the wife of Rev. Sam S. Cap- 
pel, pastor of the Cedar Springs Church 
and hving at Concord, Tenn. Henry B. 
Dendy, Jr., is in business and lives in 
Weaverville. James Stuart Dendy, is 
on the music faculty of Connecticut Col- 



lege, New London, Conn. 

Looking forward to his retirement, the 
congregation of the Weaverville Presby- 
terian Church, presented Dr. and Mrs. 
Dendy with a lot, near the present 
manse. They have erected a house on 
this lot and have moved into their new 
home. 



THREE OPEN FORUMS 
DR. CHARLES C. COWSERT 

An Open Forum, sponsored by Pres- 
bytery's Council, will be conducted in 
three areas of the presbytery during the 
month of July, the last week. The lead- 
ers, dates, places, time, and groups will 
be found on page three of this issue. 
The Forums were planned by a special 
committee composed of G. Daniel Mc- 
Call, Horace Adams, Jr., and Jefferson 
T. Kesterson. 

Dr. Charles C. Cowsert, the Secretary 
of Stewardship for the General Council 
and who shared in the Work of the 
Church Conferences conducted in our 
Presbytery during October of 1966, will 
be the featured speaker during each of 
the Forums. 

An opportunity will be made avail- 
able for questions and answers concern- 
ing the challenging Benevolence Pro- 
gram of Our Church and the distribu- 
tion of the Benevolent Gifts. 

Another special feature will be a pres- 
entation by laymen concerning at least 
four ways of conducting a successful 
Every Member Canvass in the local 
church. 

Pastors, church officers and church 
members are cordially invited and ear- 
nestly urged to attend the Forum of 
choice. If possible attend the one for 
your church group, but, if not conven- 
ient, attend one. 

The week of July 24 will be a busy 
one, but it is extremely difficult to find 
an off-week in a working church. If your 
church is wide-awake, we can expect a 
large delegation. If it is asleep, we will 
not hear from you! 



CHURCH EXTENSION 
SALLY CAMPBELL COTTAGE 

The Church Extension Committee of 
the Presbytery is offering the pastors of 
our 13 aid-receiving churches a confer- 
ence bonus to enable them to attend 
with their families the Church Exten- 
sion Conference to be held at Montreat 
August 3-9. 

The First Church, Asheville, has of- 
fered the pastors and their families the 
use of the Sally Campbell Cottage for 
the week. Those desiring to use the cot- 
tage are requested to contact W. G. 
Thomas, 14^^ Church Street, Asheville. 
Telephone 252-3061. 



une. 19G7 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



Come 



THREE OPEN FORUMS 
by 

FOUR LAYMEN AND THREE MINISTERS 

Concerning 

Honest Questions — Honest Answers 

Four Laymen — Three Places — Three Groups 

THREE INVITATIONS 
Share 



SYLVA CHURCH 

Monday Night — July 24 

Laymen Leaders 

Sam. Smith, Hazelwood 

Horace Adams, Jr. Grace Covenant 

Thomas Lamb, Oak Forest 



ARDEN CHURCH 

Tuesday Night — July 25 

Laymen Leaders 

Graham Price, Hendersonville 

Jerry H. Jerome, Brevard-Davidson 

J. P. Price, W. Asheville 
W. C. Breazeale, Grace Covenant 



Act 



GRACE COVENANT CHURCH 

Wednesday Night — July 26 

Laymen Leaders 
Graham Price, Weaverville 

George Poor, Brevard 

Frank Scott, W. Asheville 

Stan Settle, Grace Covenant 



3R0UP NO. 1 

Sylva, First 

Bethel C 

Waynesville 

Hazelwood 

Bryson City, First 

Andrews 

Murphy 

Hayesville 

Franklin 

Morrison 

Cullowhee 

Highlands, First 



FHE GUEST SPEAKER 




Charles C. CowhtRX 

FHE INVITED— 

Pastors 

Church Officers 
Church Members 



GROUP NO. 2 

Oak Forest 

Arden 

Hendersonville, First 

Trinity 

Mills River 

Brevard-Davidson 

West Asheville 

Malvern Hills 

Etowah 

Canton 

Bethel H. 



TIME SCHEDULE FOR EACH FORUM 

Get Acquainted .6:15 P.M. 

Plenty To Eat ____.6:30 P.M. 

A Lift -_. 7:00 P.M. 

A New Step 7:20 P.M. 

Your Question 8:00 P.M. 

Four Ways 8:30 P.M. 

Up and Out 9:00 P.M. 



GROUP NO. 3 

Westminster 
Weaverville, First 
Ivy Park 
Dillingham 
Brittains Cove 
Grace Covenant 
Asheville, First 
Kenilworth 
Swannanoa, First 
Lakey Gap 
Friendship 
Montreat 
Black Mountain 



Sponsored by 
PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 




Thomas Lamb^ Chairman 



THE RESERVATIONS 

$1.25 per plate 

A free meal ticket for the reporter who registers five people from his church by Thursday noon 
Send card to: W. G. Thomas, HVi Church Street, Asheville, 28801, or Telephone 252-3061. 



July 20. 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



June, 1967 



GIFTS FROM PRESBYTERIAN 
DEVELOPMENT FUND 

The Church Extension Committee of 
Asheville Presbytery recently received a 
substantial gift from the Assembly's 
Presbyterian Development Fund. Each 
year since the establishment of the fund 
a gift has been received. The 1967 dis- 
tribution is the largest amount received. 
It will be used to decrease the indebted- 
ness on the property purchased, manse 
and church sites, since 1962. 

The above is another good reason why 
every pledge made during the special 
campaign should be fully paid. Check 
your account and if it is in arrears, make 
a payment at an early date. 

A NEW ADVENTURE FOR 
A STUDENT SUPPLY 

Mr. Henry Bates, A Candidate for 
the Gospel Ministry under the care of 
Asheville Presbytery and a rising senior 
at Columbia Theological Seminary, is 
serving as student supply pastor of the 
newly formed two church field, Andrews 
and Hayesville churches. He began 
work on the second Sunday of June 
and will continue until September 1st, 
unless a regular pastor is sectued. If 
so, he will be transferred to another 
field of service. 




Mr. Bates is the son of the Rev. and 
Mrs. J. Edward Bates, Asheville. His 
father is the pastor of the Kenilworth 
Presbyterian Church. Henry is a grad- 
uate of the University of Georgia, Ath- 
ens, and will graduate from the semi- 
nary in June of 1968. He is living in 
the manse at Hayesville. In addition to 
the ministry in the Andrews-Hayesville 
churches, he will conduct an occasional 
Sunday evening service at Robbinsville, 
N. C, for the benefit of the Presbyte- 
rians and their friends. There is not 
an organized Presbyterian church at 
Robbinsville. Through the courtesy of 
the Methodists, the Presbyterians use 
the Methodist Church building for the 
worship services. 



Taylor 



..ammey 




LITTLE PISGAH RANCH 

GROUND-BREAKING 

KITCHEN AND DINING AREA 



New facilities are being added to Pres- 
bytery's Camp, located near Fairview, 
N. C. just off of Garren Creek Road, 
15 miles from Asheville. 

During the Spring meeting of Ashe- 
ville Presbytery, the Christian Educa- 
tion Committee was authorized to spend 
up to $25,000 for the construction of 
a kitchen with all necessary facilities 
and a covered dining area. $7,000 will 
be taken from the 1967 opera tng bud- 
get of the Christian Education Com- 
mittee and up to ,120,000 will be bor- 
rowed. Regular payments toward the 
indebtedness will be made each year 
from the operating budget unless a Cap- 
ital Fund is authorized by Presbytery 
at a later date. 

A ground breaking ceremony for the 
new kitchen-dining room was conduct- 
ed Thursday morning, June 8. The 
Rev. Gale D. Laminey, Camp Director, 
the Rev. B. Hoyt Evans, Chairman of 
the Chrstian Education Committee, and 
Ralph Taylor, Camp Caretaker, took 
part in the ceremony. Mr. Graham 
Price, associated with the Merchant Con- 
struction Company, Asheville, is super- 
vising the construction. Mr. Price has 
already rendered the Presbytery valu- 
able service in connection with the 
camp development and the Christian 
Education Committee is delighted that 
he has oversight of the present work. 

Mr. Ralph Taylor, who lives near the 
camp, has ijeen employed by the Chris- 
tian Education Committee to care for 
the camp. He is doing a fine job. The 
camp is in good hands. 



YOUTH HEAR DEAN RUSK 
RUTH GRAHAM 
IRV CHAMBERS 

The youth of our Presbytery at Mon- 
treal for the annual Summer Confer- 
ence heard Dean Rusk in his address to 
the Men of the Synod of North Caro- 
lina. Also the young people enjoyed ] 
an inspiring message from Mrs. Billy | 
Graham who was the keynote speaker 
for the conference. 

Irv Chambers, a member of the Billy 
Graham Evangelistic Association, was 
the Bible Study Leader and Vesper 
Preacher at the 1967 conference which 
had as its theme "Understanding and 
Strengthening Christian Commitment". 

The young people also heard Quarter- 
back Bill Wade of the Chicago Bears 
speak about the Fellowship of Christian 
Athletes, and offer a personal witness 
to Jesus Christ. 

Mark Cooper, a rising senior at Lee 
Edwards High School was installed as 
Moderator of the Youth Council of 
Asheville Presbytery for the year 1967- 
68. Serving with him will be Paul Saen- 
ger, Sarah Brown, Janie McCrary, Ed 
LaFountaine, Mark Bo^ss, Vicki Patton, 
Beverly Neighbors, Mike Claxton, Mark 
Wood, Lee Galloway and Susan Rodda. 

The new Council members will go to 
the AMAT Youth Leadership Training 
School at NaCoMe, Tennessee July 3rd 
through 10th for training and prepara- 
tion lor their year of service. 



JULY BIRTHDAYS 

29 — Donna Lee Waddell age 8 
31 — ^Joel Thomas age 9 



[une, 1967 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Five 



PRES^VTEmAN HOME NBU75 

bv <T/je Superintendent 

Big and Busy Days 

School is out and members of the 
tiome are still experiencing big and 
Dusy days. Daily chores consists of cut- 
ina the orass, hoein'j; the garden, gath- 
ning the vegetables, washmg clothes, 
;tc. For a large number it has been 
)ur ANNUAL 'day CAMP, and this 
las been an enjoyable experience. The 
lay camp is sponsored by the Black 
VTountain Presbyterian Church, and di- 
ected by Mr. Paul Moore, who is ser\'- 
ng as the summer youth director for 
he Black Mountain (Church. The en- 
ollment this year was one of the larg- 
:st; 32 members from the Home, 30 
rom the church and ten staff members, 
otal 72. The camp began Monday, 
une 12 and closed Saturday, June 17. 
^ach day was spent in Bible study, 
rafts, and directed recreation — such as 
laseball, basketball, ping pong, swim- 
aing, and fellowschip around the eat- 
ng tables, (see pictures) 




/ 



j«E^ 




Looking Forward 



Vacation days away from the Home 
:re upon us. They will begin June 22 
md continue until July 7. We will 
eave Thursday, June 22, but in just a 
ew days, we will be ready to return 
^ome. 




Front Row (L to R) Eddie, Robert Myers, Cecil Caldwell. Second 
Row (1 to R) Billy Laughter and Terry Haney. 



Graduation 

Six members of the Home graduated 
from High School or College during 
this season. The Owen High School 
graduates were; Billy Laughter and 
Terry Haney. A copy of the Bible was 
presented by the Board of Trustees to 
the high school graduates. The college 
graduates were: Cecil Caldwell; West- 
ern Carolina Colle2;e; Eddie Teters, 
Montreat-Anderson College; Robert 
Myers, and Jimmy Bell, Blanton's Busi- 
ness College. A .S25.00 gift certificate 
was presented to eacli college graduate. 



Family Picnic 

The month of July is family picnic 
time, and the Home will enjoy one. A 
family picnic will be held on the cam- 
pus, July 20, 6:00 P.NL; and in case of 
rain, it will be in the gymnasium. It 
will be a barbecue chicken affair. Our 
special guests will be the members of 
the Board of Trustees and their families, 
wives or husbands, children and grand- 
children. Put a big red circle around 
Tluusday, July 20, and make it a closed 
date. 




(First ow — L to R): Joe Banks, Keith Thomas, Bobby Fergu- 
son, Charles Robinson, Second Row: Bonnie Sparks, Barbara 
Revis, Shirlene Elliott and Breda Revis. 



igo eight children of 



Church Members 
Several weeks 
the Home became members of the Black 
Mountain Presbyterian Church. Dur- 
ing the May meeting of the Board of 
Trustees, the pastor, the Rev. Richard 
G. Shelor, presented each member a 



church membership certificate and a 
membership symbol. The children of 
the Home attend Sunday School and 
worship services at the Black Mountain 
Church. Mr. Don McKenzie is serving 
as a ruling elder and the Sunday School 
superintendent. 



Page Six 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



June, 1967 



iffl^monal CStfta 

The Presbyterian Home for Children 
Black Mountain. N. C. 



Bass, Mr. Jamf.s Dudley, Asiiiville — Mr. Wil- 
liam C. Morris, Jr., Dr. Mary Helen McCon- 
nell, 7th Grade Sunday School Class of First 
Church, Asheville. 

Baker, Mrs. Joe, Tuscaloosa, Ala. — Circle 
#2 of Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. 
William Milne, Mr. & Mrs. Tate Barlow, Mrs. 
C. L. Westmoreland, Board of Deacons of 
Presbyterian Church, Mrs. James D. Gossett, 
Miss Ann D. Hardin, Miss June Scroggs, Mrs. 
J. E. Tate, Miss Betty Lou Tate, Women of 
the Presbyterian Church, Canton. Mrs. O. F. 
Gillis, Miss Maiy Gillis, Clyde. 

Black, Mr. David H.— Mrs. David H. Black & 
Family ,Mr. & Mrs. David C. Black, Mr. & 
Mrs. Stephen M. Black, Mrs. Carol Holmes, 
Miss Vinnie L. Black, Mrs. Edith B. Braine, 
Mr. & Mrs. Herbert D. Braine, Jr., Hender- 
sonville. 

Brady, Mr. John Patrick, Franklin — Mrs. Jim 
S. Gray, Mr. & Mrs. Horace T. Nolen. Young 
Adult S. S. Class of Presbyterian Church, 
Sunday School Class ff^ of Presbyterian 
Church, Franklin. 

Britt, Mrs. Walter, Asheville — Tea & Topics 
Club, Mr. John W. Spicer, Mrs. May A. 
Dunn, Mrs. Sara A. Smithson & Family, Mr. 
& Mrs. J. Manning Herbert, Mrs. Cecil Clay- 
ton, Asheville. 

Brown, Mr. Lester L., Asheville — Mrs. Hazel 
J. Ford and Doris, Mr. & Mrs. Ben L. Stan- 
fiel & Children, Adult Class #1 of Kenilworth 
Church, Women of the Kenilworth Church, 
Mr, & Mrs. W. S. Harrison, Jr., Asheville. 

BURCESs, Mrs. S. C, Sylva — Mr. & Mrs. Martin 
Cunningham, Mr. Robert Harding, Women 
of the Presbyterian Church, Sylva. 

Carver, Miss Ellen, Robbinsville, N. C. — 
Women of the Presbyterian Church, Andrews. 

Clement, Mr. Boyce L., Horse Shoe — Mr. & 
Mrs. Ray Miller & Family, Asheville. 

Corwin, Mr. Harry R, Palm Beach, Fla. — 
Women of the Presbyterian Church, Weaver- 
ville. 

Davidson, Mrs. Fred Sr., Swannanoa — Mr. & 
Mrs. Frank C. Flynn, Brevard. 

DoLBEE, Mr. Earl Sr., Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Thomas D. Clark, Mr. & Mrs. Robert 
M. Redden, Mr. & Mrs. H. T. Rindal, Mr. 
Donald B. Keith, Mr. & Mrs. D. Newton 
Brown, Rob and Mike, Mr. & Mrs. Ted R. 
Ray, Dr. & Mrs. Joe Carpenter, Mrs. C. W. 
Hunter, Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Mr. & 
Mrs. A. P. Goodwin, Dr. k Mrs. R. A. Porter, 
Mr. & Mrs. L. A. Blair, Mrs. L. B. Prince, 
Miss Virginia Prince, Hendersonville. 

Drake, Mrs. Katie, Hendersonville — Miss Em- 
ma .Sample, Miss Anne Sample, Mr. & Mrs. 
John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Fields, Mr. Dean, SIL^■ER Si-rings, Md. — Mr. & 
Mrs. L. A. Blair, Hendersonville. 



Fisher, Mrs. Christine, Bryson City — Mr. & 
Mrs. Martin Cunningham, Sylva. Mr. & Mrs. 
Max C. Witt, Bryson City. 

Folger, Mr. Grady, Fla. — Dr. & Mrs Charles 
L. Newland, Brevard. 

Freck, Mrs. Charles, Asheville — Women of 
Kenilworth Church, Asheville. 

Gaine.s, Mrs. Florence, Asheville — Mrs. Rob- 
ert R. Williams, Sr., Asheville. 

Gillfy, Mr. Siialley, Sylva — Mr. & Mrs. Mar- 
tin Cunningham, Women of the Presbyterian 
Church, Syiva. Mr. & Mrs. Ray Clark, Cullo- 
whce. 

C;reen, Mr. Errol C, Sibbald, Alberta, Canada 
—Mr. & Mrs. R. Harding, Sylva. 

Groover, Mr. A. W., Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Hall, Mrs. Charles F., Clyde — Mr. & Mrs. 
W^illiain Milne, Canton. 

Hall, Mr. Eric Robert, Asheville — Dr. & Mrs. 
D. W. Brosnan HI, Adult Class #1 of Kenil- 
worth Church, Women of the Kenilworth 
Church, Asheville. 

Hauber, Mr. John, Savona, N. Y. — Circle §5 
of the Presbyterian Church, Graduate Nurses 
of W. N. C. Sanatorium, Black Mountain. 
Mrs. John L. Connet, Swannanoa. 

Hyde, Mrs. Martha, Canton — Lt. Col. & Mrs. 
Max Paxton. Canton. 

Ivey, Mrs. C. B., Belton, S. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Mark Sumner, Sr., Asheville. 

LaFouniaine, Mrs. C. L., St. Paul, Minn. — 
Sunday School Dept. of the Presbyterian 
Church, Waynesville. 

Lentz, Mrs. Gertrude, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Roy N. Young, Mr. & Mrs. Charles H. Swift, 
Mr. & Mrs. F. A. Sills, Mr. & Mrs. H. H. 
Moore, Asheville. 

Maneval, Mrs. D. W., Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. E. L. Curtis, Mr. Bob Curtis, Weaver- 
ville. 

McCall, Mr. George S., Marion, N. C. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Robert R. Bolt, Mrs. Clara B. Bryson 
and Lisa, Mr. & Mrs. James Wagoner, Mr. ,1- 
Mrs. John Kimzey and William Kimzey, Mr. 
& Mrs. John H. Truesdail, Dr. & Mrs. C. L. 
Newland, Mr. & Mrs. Albert E. Norville, Mr. 
& Mrs. Frank G. Carr, Mr. & Mrs. Grady 
Brittain, Mr. & Mrs. Francis C. Flynn, Bre- 
vard. Dr. & Mrs. W. G. Thomas, Asheville. 
Miss Dorothea Harbison, Highlands. Mr. & 
Mrs. R. H. Moore, Pisgah Forest. 

McKiNNEY, Mrs. Wade, Horse Shoe — Mr. & 
Mrs. Roy H. Boone, Asheville. 

Michael, Mr. Walter B., Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Fred L. Trull, Canton. 

Milton, AfRs. Lydia E., Daytona Beach, Fla. 
— Mrs. Edna Rogero, Miss Anna L. Rogero, 
New Smyrna Beach, Fla. 

Morgan, Mrs. Troy, Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Paul, Mr. Stanley, Asheville — Mrs. Margaret 
Leonard, Asheville. 

Ray, Mr. Lee, Belhaven, N. C. — Dr. & Mrs. 
Eugene R. Harpe, Waynesville. 

SiiUFORD, Mrs. N. C, Swannanoa — Mrs. Doro- 
thy Burgess Heiner, Mrs. Walter Burgess, 
Black Mountain. 



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Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
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Simmons, Mr. R. Paul — ^^sheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
C. E. Worley, Arden. Mr. 8c Mrs. Robert M 
Felkel, Asheville. 

Stube, Dr. C. F., Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs 
Thomas D. Clark, Hendersonville. 

Thomas, Mr. Aaron C, Ridgecrest — Mr. & 
Mrs. George L. Thomas, Weaverville. 

Trulove, Mr. Robert, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs.) 
William Milne, Canton. 

Wall, Mrs. Helga, Comfrey, Minn. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Ernest Ivester, Friends & Neighbors 
Circle #3 of the Presbyterian Church, Mr. SJ 
Mrs. William Milne, Chemical Manufacturing 
Flower Fund of Champion Papers, Mrs. 
James D. Gossett, Miss Ann D. Hardin, Miss 
June Scroggs, Board of Deacons of the Pres- 
byterian Church, Canton. 

Webster, Mrs. Alice, Weaverville — Mr. & Mrs. 
F. R. Donoho, Mr. & Mrs. Brandon K. Glas- 
gow & Ed, Asheville. Ladies' Bible Class of 
of the Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. E. L. 
Curtis, Women of the Presbyterian Church, 
Circle #1 of the Presbyterian Church, Mr. & 
Mrs. Ansel Smith & Family, Mrs. Josephine 
E. Sawyer, Mrs. Edith D. Eiskine, Miss Sue 
McElroy, Miss Mary McElroy, Weaverville. 

Wiles, Mrs. C. H., Atlanta, Ga. — Dr. & Mrs. 
Joe Carpenter, Hendersonville. 

Williams, Mr. Charles, Asheville — Women 
of the West Asheville Presbyterian Church. 

Worley, Mrs. C. G., Arden — The Rev. W. 
Creed Cooper, Sanford, N. C. 

Wright, Mr. Joel W., Sr., Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. T. M. Brittain, Mrs. C. W. Baker, Hen- 
dersonville. 



II 



Watch This Column 

The Central Treasurer of Benevolences 
for Asheville Presbytery reports for 
period indicated below: 

January 1 — June 8 

BUDGETED 

Received for distribution to 
all Benevolent Causes 

Undesignated $ 69,866.58! 

Received for distribution to 
Special Benevolent Causes 

Designated: 26,336.601 

NON-BUDGETED 

Received for distribution to 

Special Causes: 1,180.27 

Easter Offering 3,075.43 



TOTAL RECEIPTS 



-1100,458.88 



SUMMER MEETING 

Seminary, Richinond, Virginia. He was 
awarded the honorary D.D. degree by 
Austin College. 

Prior to assuming his new work, Dr. 
Stell held six different pastorates. The 
last one was at the First Presbyterian 
Church, St. Petersburg:, Florida. Dur- 
ing his pastorate at the Trinity Presby- 
terian Church, Charlotte, N. C, he was 
a regular members of the panel t.v. 
show on WBTV, "Pastors Face Your 
Questions." For ten years he conducted 
a radio program over WBT called 
"Across the Minister's Desk." For sev- 
eral years he served as a member of the 
Board of Trustees of the Moimtain Re- 
treate Association and of Montreat-An- 
derson College, Montreat, N. C. 



'5 



THE RICEVILLE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 



^Ofj 



WORK 



- Since 1910 - 

Church Extension 

Christian Education 

e Presbyterian Home For Children 
of Black Mountain 

In Asheville Presbytery 

Presbyterian Church, U. S. 
Synod of Appalachia 



JULY, 1967 

ntered as second-class matter June I, 1930, 
t the Postoffice at Weaverville, N. C, under 
rie Act of March 3, 1879. 

The Whole Work Of The Whole Church 

Promoted In Or Supported By 

Asheville Presbytery 

'ublished Monthly At Weaverville, N. C, By 

Asheville Presbytery, Office of 

Executive Secretary 

Rev. W. G. Thomas, D.D., Editor 

26 Church Street - - Asheville, N. C. 

LEV. H. B. Dendy, D.D. — Business Manager 
Weaverville, N. C. 

Subscription Price: .Ifl.OO Per Annum 

relume LVII July. 1967 No. 7 



OUR YOUTH COUNCIL 
THE FALL RALLY 

Eleven of the 230 young people and 

dult advisors in attendance, July 3-9, at 

'JaCoMe, the conference center for the 

ynod of Tennessee, were members of 

Lsheville Presbytery's Youth Council. 

he Rev. Robert S. Busey, pastor of the 

race Covenant Church and one of the 

dult advisors on the Youth Council 

nd the following members attended the 

mat Conference: Mark Cooper, Ed 

aFountaine, Vichi Patton, Beverly 

eighbors, Mark Boggs, Paul Saenger, 

Lisan Rodda, Lee Galloway, Janie 

IcCrary, and Mark Wood. 

lore On Page Four 




Organized In 1876 



During the summer meeting of Ashe- 
ville Presbytery held in the Dillingham 
Church, Barnardsville, the Riceville 
Presbyterian Church was received from 
the Presbytery of Holston, Synod of the 
Mid-South, the United Presbyterian 
Church in the United States of America. 
The Riceville Church was organized in 
April of 1876 with 19 members, and the 
congregation is now composed of 100 
members. 

The following communication was 
received from the Stated Clerk of Hol- 
ston Presbytery, Floyd D. Ballard: 
"Upon motion made and seconded, 
it was voted to grant the Riceville 
Presbyterian Church permission to 
transfer membership to the Presbytery 
of Asheville of the Presbyterian 
Church, U.S., this request to be made 
to the General Assembly. Approval 
granted." 

A communication was also received 
from the Stated Clerk of the General 
Assembly of the United Church; Wil- 
liam P. Thompson: 

"It is recommended that the 179th 
General Assembly (1967) of the 
United Presbyterian Church in the 
United States of America approve the 
request of the Presbytery of Holston, 
Synod of the Mid-South, in connec- 
tion with the dismissal by the Presby- 
tery of the Riceville Presbyterian 
Church of Asheville, North Carolina, 
to the Asheville Presbytery of the 
Presbyterian Church in the United 
States, for authorization to transfer, 
without financial compensation, the 
property of the Riceville Presbyterian 
Church to the Asheville Presbytery of 
the Presbyterian Church in the United 
States." 

More On Page Six 



WHAT PRESBYTERY DID 
SUMMER MEETING 

Meeting held: At the Dillingham 
Church, Barnardsville. Pastor: the Rev. 
Dan E. Carlton. Ladies of the Dilling- 
ham and Ivy Park churches provided an 
abundance of good food, carefully pre- 
pared and graciously served. 

Sermon: preached by Candidate James 
Douglas Heck. 

Prayer for Missionaries: offered by the 
Rev. H. B. Dendy. 

Elected Moderator: the Rev. A. Allen 
Gardner, Jr., pastor of the First Church, 
Asheville, to serve until January meeting, 
1968. He is also serving as chairman oi 
the Commission on the Minister and 
His Work. 

Received: Riceville Presbyterian 
Church, Route 2, Asheville, from Hols- 
ton Presbytery, Synod of Mid-South, 
United Presbyterian Church in the Unit- 
ed States of America. Appointed com- 
mittee to extend cordial greetings. 

Heard Dr. L. I. Stell, Executive Secre- 
tary of the General Council. Subject: 
"The Mission Of The Church". 

Received and adopted the report of 
Presbytery's Council, (see pages 2 & 5) . 

Heard reports from three Youth Coun- 
cil members: Mark Cooper, Paul Saen- 
ger and Vicki Patton. 

Heard reports and commended for 
diligence three commissioners to the 
Bristol Assembly meeting: William Mc- 
Kay, D. M. Monroe, G. Aiken Taylor. 
Donald Williams will report during 
October meeting. 

Heard report from Dr. Marion Boggs 
concerning work of the Committee of 
Twenty-four. Placed on the docket of 
the October meeting a special report to 

More On Page Four 



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The Presbyterian Home For Children 
Of Black Mountain. N. C Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 
W. G. Thomas. Treasurer Don C. Mckenzie, Superintendent 

26 CHURCH Street. Asheville, n. C. R.F.D. 1, Black Mountain. N, C. 

Tel. Asheville, 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa. 686-3666 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



July, 196^ 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 
Presbytery of Asheville 
Synod of Appalachia 
1966-1967 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. S. S. Cooley, P. O. 

Box 745, Black Mountain, N. C. 

28711 
VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. Clarence 

Trotts, 3 Griffing Blvd. Asheville, 

N. C. 28804 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. I. 
H. Archer, 319 Lakewood Drive, 
Asheville — 28803 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. M. L. Williams, 121 Church 
Street, Black Mountain, N. C. 

TREASURER Mrs. W. M. Green, 

Box 253, Hazelwood, N. C. 

HISTORIAN — Miss Virginia Buchanan, 
— Montreal — 28757 (1966) 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor — Mrs. M. L. Williams, (See 
above) 

MEN OF THE CHURCH 

PRESIDENT — William McKay, First 
Church, Hendersonville, Route 1, Flat 
Rock, N. C. 

FIRST V.P. — T. Kendall O'Barr, West- 
minster Church, 27 Bull Mountain 
Road, Asheville, N. C. 

SECOND V.P. — Ned R. Noblett, Mal- 
vern Hills Church, 36 Green Valley 
Road, Asheville, N. C. 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Louis B. 
Joyner, Swannanoa Church, 140 East- 
wood Ave., S'wannanoa, N. C. 

FIRST DIVISION CHAIRMAN— Thom- 
as A. McGuire, Franklin Church, Hill- 
crest Circle, Franklin, N. C. 

SECOND DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
Robert W. Paden, Trinity Church, 107 
Balsam Rd., Hendersonville, N. C. 

THIRD DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
Frank P. Scott, West Asheville 
Church, 62 Westwood Ave., Asheville, 
N. C. 

YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 

MODERATOR — Mark Cooper, First 
Asheville 

VICE-MODERATOR— Ed LaFountaine, 
Waynesville 

STATED CLERK Vicki Patton, West 

Asheville 



REGISTRAR 
Covenant 

HISTORIAN- 

Asheville 



— Mark Boggs, Grace 
Beverly Neighbors, West 
Sarah Brown, First 



TREASURER - 
Hendersonvill 

DISTRICT CHAIRMAN— Mike Claxton, 
Bryson City; Paul Saenger, West- 
minster; Janie McCrary, First Hen- 
dersonville; Mark Wood, Grace Cove- 
nant; Lee Galloway, Brevard; Susan 
Rodda, Andrews. 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. G. 
Daniel McCall, The Rev. Robert S. 
Busey, Miss Sarah Cox, Arden; Miss 
Geraldine Rustin, First Henderson- 
ville. 



STEWARDSHIP SEASON 

RECOMMENDATIONS PRESENTED BY PRESBYTERY'S 

COUNCIL, ADOPTED BY ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

That Presbytery adopt a Benevolence Asking Budget for 1968 of S271,165.0( 
which consists of two elements — a basic budget of operation ."$249,216.00 anc; 
a challenge program of S21, 949.00. 



The Benevolente Askings Budget for 1968 is as follows 

Basic Operation Challenge 

Budget Program 

% 82,592.00 



Total Budget 
+ Challenge 



ASSEMBLY CAUSES 
Central Treasurer 



Total Budget & Challenge S 82,592.00 

SYNOD CAUSES 

King College 18,875.00 

Union Theological Seminary 2,250.00 

Louisville Pres. Seminary 1,125.00 

Christian Education 7,082.00 

Church Extension 302.00 

Total Budget & Challenge $ 29,634.00 

PRESBYTERY CAUSES 

Presbytery Home 47,556.00 

Church Extension 41,875.00 

Christian Education 12,738.00 

Office of Exec. Secretary 19,948.00 

Montreat-Anderson College 12,855.00 

Davidson College 1,866.00 

N. C. Council of Churches 152.00 

Total Budget & Challenge $136,990.00 

GRAND TOTAL $249,216.00 



$ 8,259.00 
$ 8.259.00 



$ 90,85 1.0( 



$ 90,851.0C 

18,875.00' 

2,250.00 

1,125.00 

7,082.00 

302.00 



13,690.00 



$ 29.634.0C 

47,556.0C| 
41,875.00 
26,428.00 
19,948.001 
12,855.00' 
1,866.00! 
152.0C 



$13,690.00 
$21,949.00 



$150,680.00; 
$271,165.00 



2. 



3. 



6. 



The basic budget of operation consists of Presbytery's proportionate share; 
for Assembly's causes, according to the recommendation of Synod $82,592.00 
and the Synod's askings of $29,634.00, as well as the askings of Presbytery's 
agencies and related agencies of $136,990.00. The basic budget of operation 
is based on the 1966 actual receipts plus 4.997c. 

The challenge program consists of a ten per cent increase of Presbytery's 
proportionate share for Assembly causes which is $8,259.00. The challenge 
program for Presbytery, according to the recommendation of Presbytery's 
Council is $13,690.00 for the cause of Christian Education. The Synod of 
Appalachia voted to forego a challenge program and to commend to the 
churches the Advance Campaign of Union Theological Seminary, a capital 
funds drive to be conducted in 1968. It is understood that the basic operation 
budget for 1968 for Assembly, Synod, and Presbytery causes must be met 
in full before any funds can be allocated to the challenge program. 
The challenge program funds above $249,216.00 will be divided proportion- 
ately between Assembly causes and Presbytery's Christian Education, ratic 
eight to thirteen. 
That the Stewardship Emphasis Season begin October 15, 1967 and continue 
through November 19, 1967; that November 12 be designated as "Dedication 
Sunday" for the Every Member Canvass. 

That churches be urged to make full use of a set of stewardship educational 
materials which are to be introduced during the 1967 Stewardship Season 
and which are designed for continuing use for keeping a stewardship 
emphasis alive 166 days; that churches not using this employ the 1967 theme 
materials, "In Response to God's Love — Give a Worthy Proportion." (Ma 
terials will be fully described in the 1967 Every Member Canvass Packet) . 
That Presbytery use the Every Church Canvass or some like means in 1967 tc 
remind local church officers that under the current benevolence program un 
less each particular church court, including sessions, accept its full basic ap 
portionmcnt of askings, the work which each assembly, synod and presbyter) 
agency is now doing will be reduced by that amount; and, further, to solicii 
the full support of the local church for the total program of the Church. 
That a special offering over-and-above th'e work regularly budgeted for the 
Board of World Missions be approved for the Department of Overseas Reliei 
and Inter-Church Aid and that it be received on Easter April 14, 1968. 
That churches recognize that a supplemental offering is not an over-and-above 



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31 CHURCH TRAVELERS 
TO THE FAR EAST 

During the worship service, June 25, 
at the First Church, Aslieville, Mrs. F. 
A. Plummer, gave a report of a study 
tour made recently to the Far East. The 
tour, composed of 31 members, was 
planned by the Board of Women's 
Work, Presbyterian Church, U.S., and 
' approved by the Board of World Mis- 
sions. 

Keep a copy of Mrs. Phnnmer's mes- 
sage. It contains valuable information 
for use during the 1968 Christian Wit- 
ness Season, January through March. 

This trip to the Far East was planned 
over a year ago by the Board of Women's 
Work of the Presbyterian Church in the 
United States, with the approval of the 
Board of World Missions. They hoped 
that two women would go from each 
synodical; but it resulted in four synods 
not being represented at all. Kentucky 
had six who went; West Virginia had 
five and Appalachia Synod had two. The 
other person besides your speaker, was 
Mrs. Percy Duncan of Knoxville, Ten- 
nessee. There were 31 of us in all; in- 
cluding Dr. and Mrs. J. W. Wither- 
spoon of Beckley, West Virginia, who 
were our chaperones and American 
guides. We all met at the Hotel Cali- 
fornia in San Francisco on the evening 
of April 19th where we were thoroughly 
briefed on the trip. We were glad to 
turn over our passports, health folders 
and complete round-trip tickets to Dr. 
Witherspoon for safe-keeping from 
April 20 to May 15. 

The four countries visited and brief 
comment or two on each are as follows: 

(1) Korea, with headquarters in Seoul. 
The things that impressed us there were: 
the warm friendliness of the Koreans, 
their hatred of Communism, their love 
of home, church, freedom, and country. 
Over eight percent of the total popu- 
lation is Christian. The wonderfully 
active Yawny Nak Presbyterian Church 
in Seoul was an inspiration and a chal- 
lenge to each of us. The story of that 
church will have to be told at a later 
time. The missionaries were our hosts 
and hostesses during the Korean visit. 
A little shiny electric train of one coach 
with a seating capacity of 64 was at our 
disposal on our trip of four days down 
the west coast and back again. We were 
fortunate to visit the two Birthday Ob- 
jectives of 1965, Taejon College and 
Chonju Presbyterian Medical Center. 
Dr. Paul Crane, director of the latter, 
sent back this message to you, "Keep 
the White Cross supplies, the bandages 
and the sample drugs coming! We could 
not operate the center without them." 
At Kuanju, the fine new Christian Hos- 
pital and Graham T. B. Center combin- 
ed was almost ready for occupancy, but 
the basement and sub-basement, sup- 
posed to house the kitchen and laundry, 
could not be finished because too many 
of our Presbyterian U.S. churches re- 
neged on the Presbyterian Development 



STUDY GROUP IN TAIPEI, TAIWAN 








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Mrs. F. A. Plummer (center) Mrs. Percy Duncan (Second-right.) 



Fund pledges. Allow me to add this, 
word had just come to Dr. Crane from 
the Central Agency for Overseas Aid in 
Bonn, W. Germany thru the World 
Council of Churches, that $1,200,000 
would come from West Germany to 
build the new "Jesus Hospital" or Chon- 
ju Presbyterian Medical Center in 1968. 
Your 1965 Birthday Offering is finally 
going to build them a fine new hospital. 
Your gift of $500,000 has grown to al- 
most $800,000 due to an enormous rate 
of interest in Korea — 37.6%! for certain 
loans, to be spent in Korea. Our stay in 
the homes of the missionaries was a joy. 
They had an abundance of wonderful 
edible, raw vegetables and fruits, speci- 
ally strawberries, from their own gar- 
dens. They boiled drinking water for us, 
just as they do for their own families. 

(2) Taiwan (Em saving Japan for 
the last for a special reason) with head- 
quarters in Taipei: 

Both Taiwan and Korea are experi- 
encing a boom — which they admitted 
was largely due to the war in Vietnam. 
Taipei has made wonderful improve- 
ments in the last decade. The terraced 
island of Taiwan is beautiful beyond 
description, especially from the air. We 
visited Friendship Corner Student Cen- 
ter, schools, seminaries and churches 
along the western part. Then we flew to 
Hualien on the eastern shore and saw 
the missionary work among the moun- 
tain tribes as well as the beavitiful mar- 
ble gorge of Tokara. The story about our 
Chinese guide, Jim Yau, is another for 
later. 

(3) Hong Kong, British Crown Colo- 
ny: Our church has no definite mission 
field there except the extensive ecumeni- 
cal Church World Service projects. Due 
to the riots in Hong Kong, we were not 



permitted to drive in that section of the 
city. We were restricted to our hotel 
area (at night) due to the curfew. 
Otherwise, we went everywhere we had 
planned. Hong Kong is a mass of seeth- 
ing humanity with skyscraper almost 
on top of skyscraper. There are 4,000 
people per acre of ground! A land of 
contrast, — rich and beggars; Repulse 
Bay (the Riviera of the Orient) and the 
poverty stricken water-squatters just a- 
round the next island, beautiful scenery 
and squalid slums. 

(4) Japan with Tokyo as headquar- 
ters: Our courier or guide during the 
week in Japan was Miya. She said "Call 
me 'Mama Miya'. It will help you re- 
member my name." She showed us Tok- 
yo, the world's largest city of II million 
people, — of which less than 1 % is Chris- 
tian, — which is true throughout Japan. 
Those who know, — say that Japan right 
now is living in the 21 century tech- 
nologically, educationally and scienti- 
fically — but there is a great spiritual 
vacuum especially among the young 
people. Japan has the highest literacy 
rate in the world — 97%. We climbed 
many steps to many Buddhist shrines 
and temples, — but these dusty shrines 
do not hold the same meaning for Ja- 
pan's highly educated young people that 
they do for their parents and grand pa- 
rents. 

Ours was a study tour — looking to- 
ward our 1968 Witness Season on Christ 
and the Faiths of Men in January, 
February, and March — but we were for- 
tvmate again in seeing both Birthday 
Objectives of 1967. As we traveled by 
bus, steamer, fast train, etc. — Miya 
taught us many Japanese words, songs, 
and how to count to five in Japanese. 

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July. 1967 



31 TRAVELERS 

From Page Three 

May 1 teach you the last one as Miya 
did? "If a bug bites you on your knee 
you have an itchy knee, — (ichi, pro- 
nounced eetchy, — is one) Ni (knee) is 
two; if the sun shines you can si (see; 
sun is three and si is four; with the sun 
and being able to see you can go which 
is five in Japanese. Ichi, ni, sun, si, go. 
We will come back to our counting in 
a little while. 

All of the things that Miya taught us 
were to prepare us for a most unusual 
experience. Each of us was entertained 
over night in a Buddhist home in Zent- 
suji, Japan, where Shikokn Christian 
College is located. The mayor and presi- 
dent of the Lions Club of Zentsuji had 
arranged for oiu" hospitality. College 
boys and girls acted as interpreters. It 
was a real religious experience for all 
of us. Each woman on the tour has been 
asked to write an account of her stay in 
Zentsuji and send it to the Wither- 
spoons for pulalication at a later date. 

Before giving my final remarks may 
I make some observations aboiu the 
mission work in general: 

,(1) Mission work, as operated and 
controlled by western mission- 
aries is being de-emphasized 
now and the National Church- 
es are in places of leadership 
— heads of colleges, semi- 
naries, splendidly trained phy- 
sicans, nurses, teclinicians, and 
business administrators are 
nationals in many instances. 

(2) The missionaries are having ex- 
treme difficulty in making ends 
meet due to inflation. The 
Board of World Missions for 
instance gives $750 annually for 
college education for a child of 
missionaries, — but, in tmn, the 
colleges often deduct that a- 
mount from their scholarship. 

(3) The important thing for each 
of us would be increased giving 
to benevolences all across the 
board. 

(4) Denominational lines and bar- 
riers cnmible on the mission 
field. The leading denomi- 
nations work together amicably 
in many, many areas. 

Now, let's go back to our counting 
in Japanese: Ichi, ni, sun, si, go. 1-2-3-4-5. 
Let's change the third one to a capi- 
tol "S" and make the "u" an "o". Then 
it becomes the Son, our Savior. When we 
are confronted by God through his Son 
and we accept Him we can see (si) and 
then our response is to go. It may be to 
the foreign fields, to our next-door 
neighbor or back to otir own church. 
Above all, may our response be one of 
prayer, of giving, and even going. Re- 
member these five words Ichi, Ni, Sun, 
Si, Go. May our lives count for Christ! 



MEN OF THE CHURCH 
ELECT OFFICERS 

William McKay, president of the 
Men's Council of Asheville Presbytery, 
is requesting the Men of the Church 
organization in the local church to elect 
officers during the month of August so 
that they can be ready to take office by 
October 1, 1967. 

Just as soon as the new officers are 
elected, the outgoing officers are re- 
quested to send the names and addresses 
to Louis B. foyner, 140 Eastwood Ave., 
Swannanoa, N. C. 

WHAT PRESBYTERY DID 

From Page One 

be made by two members of the com- 
mittee: Dr. Marion Boggs and the Rev. 
B. Hoyt Evans. 

Received the Rev. David Lewis Parks 
from Central Mississippi Presbytery. Ap- 
pointed the following Commission to 
conduct installation service at the First 
Church, Weaverville, Sunday, July 16: 
Ministers: H. B. Dendy, B. Hoyt Evans, 
W. G. Thomas, Dan E. Carlton; and 
Ruling Elders: L. Nelson Bell, Graham 
Price, R. T. Reed, F. P. Ray, Lawrence 
Penland, Charles Hensley, Harold 
Sluder, and J. L. Parks, Gaffney, S. C. 

Received James Douglas Heck, a can- 
didate from Everglades Presbytery: con- 
ducted examination for ordination; and 
appointed the following Commissions: 
Brittains Cove, ordination and installa- 
tion—Sunday, July 23: 2:30 P.M.,— 
Ministers — W. G. Thomas, H. B. Dendy, 
David L. Parks, Leroy Secrest, and 
Daniel Iverson, Everglades Presbytery; 
and Ruling Elders: Graham Price, 
Harold Sluder, Charles Hensley, and 
James M. Heck, Shenandoah Church, 
Miami, Florida. The Commission for 
the Bethel Church installation, Sunday, 
July 23, 7:30 P. M., Ministers W. G. 
Thomas, Bill Williams, G. Daniel Mc- 
Call, Robert R. Davis, S. Browne Hoyt; 
Ruling Elders: Harry Matthews, Jack 
McCracken, C. S. Terrell, Sr., and Jaines 
M. Heck, Shenandoah Church, Miami, 
Florida. 

Heard Christian Education report pre- 
sented by B. Hoyt Evans. Approved Fall 
Youtli Rally, September 15 and 16 at 
Camp Mondamin; approved C L C Pre- 
view for Sunday, August 20; and refer- 
red recommendation concerning a Capi- 
tal Funds Campaign for Presbytery's 
Camp to Presbytery's Council. 

Adopted report of Nominations Com- 
mittee: R. R. Williams as a trustee of 
Presbytery; W. C. Breazeale as a mem- 
ber of the Church Extension Commit- 
tee; Mrs. W. Douglas Kouns as a trustee 
of the Presbyterian Hoine for Child- 
ren; and B. Hoyt Evans and G. Daniel 
McCall as trustees of the Montreat- 
Anderson College. 

Self-denial is a thorny bush but its 
fruits are abundant and sweet. 

—October, 1914. 



THE YOUTH COUNCIL 

From Page One 






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The Amat Conference is composed of 
Youth Council members and their adult 
advisors from the Synods of Alabama, 
Mississippi, Appalachia and Tennessee. 
It provides an opportunity for instruc- 
tion in leadership, fellowship and re- 
creation. JJt 

The main speaker at the Amat Con- ■* 
ference was Dr. William Oglesby, a 
member of the faculty of Union Theo- 
logical Seminary, Richmond, Virginia. 
Mr. James Speed of Birmingham, Ala- 
bama, was the recreation leader. The 
subjects of the group discussion periods 
were Group Dynamics and Interpersonal ^ 
Relations. 

The 1 1 members of our Youth Coun 
cil greatly enjoyed the Christian fellow- 
ship of the young people from the four 
Synods; and desire to thank Asheville 
Presbytery for providing this oppor- 
tunity. 

The transportation cost and the con 
ference fees were paid by Presbytery's ! 
Christian Education Committee. The j 
Rev. B. Hoyt Evans is chairman of the? 
Christian Education Committee and thej 
Rev. G. Daniel McCall is chairman off 
Presbytery's Youth Coimcil. ] 

Three of the young people who at-: 
tended the Amat Conference gave an 
account of their stewardship during the 
meeting of Asheville Presbytery held at 
the Dillingham Church, Barnardsville, 
Tuesday, July 11: Mark Cooper, Paul j 
Saenger and Vicki Patton. 

It was announced that the annual 
Fall Youth Rally is scheduled to be held 
at Camp Mondamin, south of Hender- 
sonville, on September 16th and 17th. if! 
The Fall Rally is traditionally the bestj* 
attended of all youth activities during; 
the entire year. An interesting program 
is being planned not only for senior 
highs but also for adult leaders of youth 
of each church. Yoiuh and their leaders 
are urged to begin planning to take ad- 
vantage of this exceptional opportunity 
for Christian learning and fellowship. 

Youth officers and adult advisors in 
the local church are urged to send the 
Youth Council a mailing list containing 
the names and addresses of all officers. 
Send to: Youth Council, Vicki Patton, 
Secretary, Hi/, Church Street, Ashe- 
ville, N. C. 28801. 



AUGUST BIRTHDAYS 

7 — Jeff Parham age 11; 

2 — Cathey Garrison age 1 1 i 

9 — Robin Ferguson age 8 

17 — Debra Parham age 8 

19 — Brenda Revis age 15 

23 — Joey Banks age 13 

25 — Tony Robinson age 12 

26 — Eugene Guthrie age 14 

28 — Dianna Edwards age 15 



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PRE5Bl/rE/?//1N HOME NEWS 

by Cfhe Superinlendeni 

Thanks for Friends 

We would like to thank all of our 
friends in the Presbytery that took our 
children into their homes during our 
summer vacation. All of them came back 
with stories of having the best times of 
their lives. We are so grateful to all of 
you for this show of kindness and inte- 
rest in our children at this time. 
Enjoyable Picnic 

We all had such a wonderful time as 
the Canton church came for their an- 
nual picnic on the 13th of July. This is 
1 wonderful time for the staff and child- 
ren to meet our many friends from the 
Canton Church. Mr. Lime always is in 
:harge of the recreation and the child- 
ren look forward to winning one of 
his certificates of achievements. The 
ihildren always take these back to their 
rooms and save them from year to year. 
We are grateful to this group also for 
heir support throughout the year. 
New Adventure 

Cecil Caldwell, who graduated from 
iVestern Carolina in the Spring, has 
ligned a contract with the Pittsburgh 
'irates of the National Baseball League 
md has been assigned to Gastonia of the 
liarolina League. This has been an am- 
jition of Cecil's since grade school and 
ve are as happy as he is to see him get 
his chance. He has been a real inspi- 
ation to the staff and children since 
le has been at the Home and we all 
oin in and wish him all the luck in the 
vorld in this new adventure. 
Our Baseball Team 

The Little League is about over and 
)ur team from the Home is still un- 
lefeated. The boys have won nine 
itraight this year and are leading the 
eague. We all hope that we can go on 
md win the title so that we can have 
mother trip to a Clemson Football 
jame as we did last year. All of the boys 
ire playing good ball but some of the 
)utstanding ones are: Gary Adams, Tony 
Robinson and Donnie McKenzie who 
ire undefeated in the pitching depart- 
nent. The leading hitters are: Gary 
\.dams, Donnie McKenzie, Joey Banks 
ind Bobby Robinson all hitting .333. 
A Trip To New York 

Mrs. Sara Smitheson of Asheville has 
nade one of our girls one of the happiest 
n the world. Through the efforts of 
Virs. Smitheson, Cathey Prather is spend- 
ng a week in Hunnington, New York. 
VIrs. Smitheson became interested in 
Dathey last fall when Cathey lost her 
ather. She told her daughter, Mrs. Lee 
Ferwilliger, of New York about Cathey 
md Mrs. Terwilliger, who has a scout 
roop, got her girl scouts interested in 
Hathey and they wanted Cathey to come 
o New York this summer; they had 
arojects during the year to raise money 
:or the trip this summer. Cathey left 
[uly 13th by United Air Lines for a 



week's stay. I am sure that Cathey will 
want to share her week with others so we 
will have her to write of her experiences 
in the next issue. 

New Members 

Seven children were admitted to the 
Home during the month of July, They 
are: Jeff Parham, 6, Theda Edwards, 7, 
Theo Edwards, 7, Amos, 9, Anita, 9, 
Elizabeth, 11 and Dianna 15. We wel- 
come these children into our Home and 
we know they will add to the activities 
of the Home. 

Arden Supporters 

Many thanks to Mrs. F. H. Weaver 
and her circles from the Arden Pres- 
byterian Church for the wonderful con- 
tributions made to the children. This 
group made over fifty garments for the 
children plus 113 bought articles of 
clothing. We are indeed grateful to this 
group for we are sure that it took mtich 
time and effort on the part of the 
circle members. 



Watch This Column 

The Central Treasurer of Benevolences 
for Asheville Presbytery reports for 
period indicated below: 

January 1 — July 7 

BUDGETED 

Received for distribution to 
all Benevolent Causes 

Undesignated: $ 79,864.43 

Received for distribution to 
Special Benevolent Causes 

Designated: ._. 27,585.15 

NON-BUDGETED 

Received for distribution to 

Special Causes 1,284.44 

Easter Offering 3,075.43 

TOTAL RECEIPTS $111,809.45 



STEWARDSHIP SEASON 

Fro'm Page Two 

offering, but an offering to complete the basic budget needs for the agency 
for which it is recommended, and that supplemental offerings for the follow- 
agencies be approved for 1967-68. 

a) World Missions and Church Extension ( 707<:-307o respectively) 

b) Christian Education 

c) Annuities and Relief for Ministerial Relief 

d) Presbyterian Home for Children 

7. That churches and individuals be urged to complete their payments on sub- 
scrij^tions both to the Presbyterian Development Fund and the King College 
Centennial Campaign so that the way may be clear for the solicitation and 
payment of subscriptions to the Union Seminary Advance Campaign. 

8. That pastors, members of the Session and Board of Deacons be urged to meet 
jointly for prayer and study prior to doing any work of actually building a 
basic operation budget for 1968. 

9. That Recommendation 7, adopted during the 1967 Winter Meeting, be re-af- 
firmed, namely: 

That each Session be urged to appoint a special committee to promote a 
continued Stewardship Educational Program in the local church and that 
the membership of the committee be representative; that is, composed of 
members from the Session, Board of Deacons, Church School, Women of 
the Church and Youth Fellowships. The committee will not work in con- 
flict with the Session or Board of Deacons but to supplement their work. 

10. That local churches be urged to close their books for the year as of December 
31st; that local church treasurers make regular monthly remittances toward 
their annual benevolence acceptance as soon as possible after the last Sunday 
of each month, so that Presbytery's central treasurer can make the remit- 
tances to the Assembly's Central Treasurer of Benevolences in ample time to 
be received by the tenth ( 10th) day of each month. 

11. That Presbytery continue the current policy of appropriating two-thirds of 
Synod's share for seminaries to Union Theological Seminary and one-third 
to Louisville Theological Seminary. 

12. That the Sessions which have not appointed a director for the 1967 Every 
Member Canvass to do so at the earliest possible date and to furnish his name 
and address to the Office of the Executive Secretary. 

13. That the session of the local church be instructed to notify by December 15, 
1967, the Central Treasurer, W. G. Thomas, of the percentage basis for bene- 
volence contributions during 1968 or the definite amount the church expects 
to give during the new year. (This is necessary in order for the Council to 
present to the January meeting of Presbytery a Distribution Budget for 
Benevolence in 1968.) 

14. That the Presbytery assessment for the year 1968 be set at the current figure 
of 58 cents per member based on the membership reported as of December 
31, 1966. 

15. That Presbytery by a rising vote express appreciation to Dr. L. L Stell for his 
message on the "Mission Of The Church." 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



July, 1967 



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The PRESBYTERrAN Home for Children 
Black Mountain. N. C. 



Beacham, Mrs. Hili:n, Asiii:\illf, — Mrs. J. M. 
Everhart. Mrs. Mary Everhart. Fletcher. Mr. 
S: Mrs. .Sam R. I'altoii, Mrs. H. Maxcy Smith, 
Mrs. J. A. Hornaday, Miss Christine Horna- 
day, Mr. &: Mrs. E. C. Conrad, Ashcvillc. 
liF.LL, Mrs. J. B., 'J'uscai.oosa, Ala. — Mr. & Mrs. 
F. E. Shull, Mrs. Vclma S. Mears & Michael, 
Mr. Harry N. Matthews, H. Patrick Matthews, 
Douglas Matthews, Mrs. Sadie C. Thigpen. 
Canton. 
Britt, Mrs. VValiir C:., .Asmkvilli: — Circle No. 
9 of First Church, Miss Elizabeth C. Mc- 
Cutchen, Mrs. Kenneth F. Cramer, Asheville. 
CuAMisoN, Mrs. H. C, Hindi rsonvillf — Mrs. 
Earl G. Taylor, Mr. A: Mrs. S. K. Shepard, 
Hendersonville. 
Cline, Mr. J. \V., AsHF.vii.i.F — Mr. & Mrs. Mc- 
Coy Corkill, Asheville. 
Devine, Mr. Maurice — Mr. & Mrs. Crawford 

Pearson, Asheville. 
Dixon, Mrs. H. M., Dallas, Texa.s — Mr. & 

Mrs. H. A. Ficken, Asheville. 
Dolbfe, Mr. Earl, Hendersonville — Dr. & Mrs. 
Phillip Sellers, Mr. & Mrs. Harold Flanagan. 
Hendersonville. 
Evans, Mrs. Mary Lou, Charlotte, N. C. — 
Mrs. Walter B. Burgess, Miss Susan Hooker, 
Miss Mary Hooker, Black Mountain. 
Ferguson, Mr. George, Hender.sonville — Mr. 

& Mrs. S. E. Shepard, Hendersonville. 
Fisher, Mr. V. W., Charlotte, N. C— Mr. & 

Mrs. G. H. Baugh, Asheville. 
Gaines, Mrs. Florenge, Asheville — Circle No. 

15 of First Church, Asheville. 
Glovies, Mr. Glenn, Catawba, N. C. — Mrs. 

Luther A. Thomas, Asheville. 
Hafner, Mrs. William F., Hendersonville — 
Mrs. J. G. Bennett, Mrs. G. C. Richardson, 
Mrs. O. B. Crowell, Hendersonville. 
Haney, Mr. Billy, Canton — Mr. & Mrs. Arthur 

Wall & Family, Canton. 
Holland, Miss Brenda Jc^cf, Canton — Mr. & 

Mrs. Grover T. Mauney, Canton. 
Huggins, Mr. S. L., Charleston, S. C. — The 

Rev. & Mrs. R. E. McClure, Asheville. 
Huie, Lt. Litchfield, Vietnam — Dr. & Mrs. 

Phillip Sellers, Hendersonville. 
James, Mrs. Edith, MA'isviLLE, Ky. — Miss Betty 

Lou Tate, Canton. 
Kuhn, Mrs R. C. — Mrs. A. H. I'atten, Hender- 
sonville. 
Lee, Mrs. Mary, Black Mountain — Women 

of Black Mountain Presbyterian Church. 
Lentz, Mrs. Gertrude, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 

Harry G. Fidler, Asheville. 
McCall, Mr. George, Marion, N. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. A. B. Combs, Jr., Mr. &: Mrs. John 
Eastes, Miss Annie May Patton, Brevard. 
McCoRKLi;, Mrs. Margaret Deacon, Asheville — 
Mrs. Hazel Johnson Ford, Mr. & Mrs. D. K. 
Drum, Mr. & Mrs. M. Chaham Price & 
Family, Mrs. Luther A. Thomas, Circle No. 
8 of First Church, Asheville. Mr. Frederick 
C. Thomas, Atlanta, Ga. 



McLean, Mr. Lewis E., Weaverville — Mrs. 
Alice G. McDowell, Women of the Presby- 
terian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Ansel Smith & 
Family, Mr. John W. Fisher, Mr. & Mrs. G. 
P. Fisher, Bess Tilson Sprinkle Memorial 
Library, Mr. & Mrs. J. S. Kendall, Sr., Marga- 
ret Pickens, Weaverville Extension Home- 
makers Club, Mrs. O. M. Christensen, Ladies 
Bible Class of the Presbyterian Church, Capt. 
& Mrs. F. C. Nyland, Circle No. 2 of the 
Presbyterian Church, Adult S. S. Class No. 4 
of Flat Creek Baptist Church, Hadley Corpo- 
ration Knitting Dcpt. Shift No. 1, Brothers 
& Sisters, Mr. & Mrs. E. L. Curtis, Mrs. 
Kathleen L. Callaway, Weaverville. Mr. & 
Mrs. B. K. Glasgow and Ed, Resource Section 
of National Forests in N. C, Asheville. Mr. 
& Mrs. Gay Hall, Mr. & Mrs. Clyde Fowler, 
Candler. Mr. & Mrs. John C. McDowell, 
Circle No. 3 of the Presbyterian Church, 
^Vaynesville. 
Michael, Mr. Walter B., Asheville — Mrs. 
Willie Holtzclaw, Mrs. Laydon M. West, Mr. 
& Mrs. C. D. Church, Mrs. J. C. Rickards, 
Canton. 
Newman, Mr. Paul L, Hendersonville — Dr. & 
Mrs. Walter Carpenter, Mr. & Mrs. Harald F. 
Clausen, Mr. & Mrs. J. Bennett Cooper, The 
Choir of First Church, Presbyterian Mens 
Bible Class of First Church, Hendersonville. 
Potter, Mr. Bryant, Southport, N. C. — Mr. 

& Mrs. Jack McCracken, Waynesville. 
Ramey, Mrs. Nellie Mashburn, Waynesville — 
Women of the West Asheville Presbyterian 
Church, Asheville. 
Reveley, Mrs. R. J., Lexington, Va. — Mr. & 
Mrs. F. E. Shull, Mr. & Mrs. George R. 
Robertson, Mrs. J. M. Russell, Mr. Harry N. 
Matthews, H. Patrick Matthews, Douglas 
Matthews, Mrs. Sadie C. Thigpen, Canton. 
Robinson, Mr. Dennis, Cashiers, N. C. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Lee Norton, Brevard. 
Rogers, Mr. William, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 

Charles Mishoe, Arden. 
Simmons, Mr. R. P. Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 

M. Graham Price, Asheville. 
SiNGLEY, Mr. Leslie K., Hendersonville — Mrs. 
Bruce Drysdale, Miss Vinnie Black, Mrs. Edith 
B. Braine, Primary Dept. of First Church, 
Mr. & Mrs. F. M. Bly, Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. 
Allen, Dr. & Mrs. Walter Carpenter, Mr. & 
Mrs. Carl Yerrington, Mr. & Mrs. Harold 
Flanagan, Miss Emma Sample, Miss Anne 
Sample, Hendersonville. Mrs. W. C. Hinsdale, 
Greenville, S. C. 
Smith, Mr. Fred A., Waynesville — Mr. & Mrs. 

Jack McCracken, Waynesville. 
Tate, Mrs. Elizabeth Fowler, Canton — Miss 
Louise Slaughter, Miss Virginia Slaughter, 
Mrs. Martha C. Furness, Mr. & Mrs. Frank 
Smathers, Mr. & Mrs. Don C. Scroggs & 
Robin, Mr. & Mrs. William Milne, Miss June 
Scroggs, Circle No. 1 of the Presbyterian 
Church, Mrs. Dorothy H. Avery, Mr. & 
Mrs. Tate Barlow, Mr. & Mrs. George Robert- 
son, Miss Ann D. Hardin, Mrs. Helma C. 
Palen. Mr. & Mrs. S. J. Cody, Mrs. Clyde 
Hildebrand, Mrs. Carroll Long, Mrs. Velma 
S. Mears & Michael, Mrs. J. M. Russell, 
Women of the Presbyterian Church, Mr. & 
Mrs. Elmer Osborne, Mr. Thomas Furness, 
Miss Mary Furness, Mrs. W. P. Barnes, Mr. & 



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James Banning, Mrs. Roy Byerly & Elizabeth, 
Neil & Jessie Powers, Mr. & Mrs. Robert 
Natalie, Mr. & Mrs. William Buckley, Mr. & 
Mrs. James T. Mastin, Mr. & Mrs. John C. 
Hafner, Mrs. H. A. Reister, Miss Annie 
Westall, Miss Mary Westall, Asheville. 

White, Miss Susie, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. John 
C. Hafner, Asheville. 

Wiles, Mrs. C. H., Atlanta, Ga. — Dr. & Mrs. 
Phillip Sellers, Hendersonville. 

Williams, Mrs. J. P., McConnell's, S. C. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Arthur B. Painter, Women of the 
Presbyterian Church, Dr. & Mrs. Hilton Seals, 
Mr. & Mrs. Henry F. Green, Sylva. 

THE RICEVILLE CHURCH 

From Page One 

A special committee was appointed to 
convey the greetings of Asheville Presby- 
tery to the congregation of the new 
church. The committee composed of the 
Rev. W. G. Thomas, the Rev. R. E. 
McClure and Mr. and Mrs. F. A. 
Plummer met at the church Sunday 
morning, July 23, 11:00 o'clock. Mr. 
Richard Dye, who is serving as the sum- 
mer student pastor, extended the com- 
mittee a cordial welcome and the en- 
tire service was then conducted by mem- 
bers of the committee. 

In an early issue of Our Mountain 
Work a brief historical sketch of the wor- 
ship and work of the Riceville Presby- 
terian Church for almost a century will 
be printed. The following is the first 
paragraph taken from "A Short History 
of the Riceville Church": 

"On the old Bull Creek road stands 
a house, a house that has been hallowed 
by the birth of a church. It was in this 
house, the home of Sammy and Marga- 
ret Hughley, that a group of concerned 
Christians of the community of Riceville 
gathered, dedicated to the furthering 
of God's work through the building of 
a church. There, under the leadership 
of Rev. Alfred Marion Penland, and led I 
by the Holy Spirit of God, the Riceville 
Church was established as "The College 
Hill Presbyterian Church." In 1953 the 
name was changed to The Riceville 
Presbyterian Church. 



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As the world moves on, time is becom- 
ing more and more precious in every de- 
partment of life service — too precious 
to waste in worry. 

—May, 1922. 

Doing what can't be done is the glory, 
of living. 

— December, 1914. 




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Our Mountain Work 

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Published Monthly At Wemierville, N. C, By 

Asheville Presbytery, Office of 

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OUR CHURCH SEAL 

The seal of the Pre,sbyterian Church 
n the United States, although not o£- 
icially adopted by the General Assem- 
)ly iiiuil 1956, has been widely used 
hroughoiit the C;lun(h For over half 
I century. 
FHE SHIELD: 
Tlie central element of the seal is 
the shield representing the (lluirch; 
FHE BURNINC. BUSH: 
On the left side of the siiield appears 
the ])inning busii signifying tlie in- 
destructiliility of ihe Church; 
FHE LAMP: 
On the right a lamp indicates the 
witness-bearing nature of tlie Cliuirch; 
FHE STAR: 
At the head of the shield is the star 
representing Christ, the Lord of the 
the Church; 
IHE DOVE: 
Abo\e is the dove symbolizing the 
Avork of the Holy Spirit; 
IHE WREATH: 
Ihe laiuel wreatii siniounding the 
seal speaks of the (^luirdi triumphant. 

VIore Oil Pauv Two 



PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN U. S. 




BREVARD-DAVIDSON RIVER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 



NEWS FROM BREVARD- 
DAVIDSON RIVER CHURCH 



From a letter written August 3, 



1967, 

by the Rev. G. Daniel McCall, Th.M., 
]jastor of the Brevard-Davidson River 
Church, excerpts are printed, revealing 
an incomplete picture of the Worship 
and Work of this growing and expand- 
ing church, since 1957. On August 1, 
1957, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey L. Caven- 
der, distributed a brief history of the 
Brevard-Davidson River from February 
22, 1931-1957. On February 22, 1931, 
Asheville Presbytery united the Bre- 
vard Church, organized in 1891, and the 
Davidson River Church, organized in 
1800 (?), and iramed the new church 
Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian 
Church. From the very beginning this 
church has enjoyed a fasciirating and 
cliallenging service and some evidences 
of tlie growth are revealed in the fol- 
lowing lines. 

Since 1957, our church has experi- 
enced steady and solid growth in mem- 
i)ersliip and, I believe, in influence up- 
More On Page Three 



RICE TO TAKE ANDREWS AND 
HAYESVILLE PASTORATES 

The Rev. Calvin S. Rice, assistant pas- 
tor of the Gordon Street Presbyterian 




Cah 



Church, Atlanta, has been called to be- 
come pastor of the Andrews Church 
and the Hayesville Church, and he has 



More On Page Four 



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The Presbyterian Home For Children 
Of Black Mountain. N. C, Inc. 

SuccE.ssoR To The Mountain Orphanage, inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 
W. G. Thomas. Treasurer Don C. Mckenzie, Superintendent 

26 Church street, Asheville, n. c. r.f.D. I. Black Mountain. N. c. 

Tel. Asheville, 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa, 636-3666 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



August, 1967 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 
Presbytery of Asheville 
Synod of Appalachia 
1966-1967 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. S. S. Cooley, P. O. 
Box 745, Black Mountain, N. C. 
28711 

VICE-PRESIDENT Mrs. Grace 

Stamey, Box 294, Waynesville, N. C. 
28711 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
Guy White, Kanawha Drive, Mon- 
treat, N. C. 28757 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. M. L. Williams, 121 Church 
Street, Black Mountain, N. C. 

TREASURER — Mrs. W. M. Green, 
Box 253, Hazelwood, N. C. 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. Mark Sumner, 38 
Faircrest Road, Asheville, N. C. 
28804 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor — Mrs. M. L. Williams, (See 
above) 

MEN OF THE CHURCH 

PRESIDENT — William McKay, First 
Church, Hendersonville, Route 1, Flat 
Rock, N. C. 

FIRST V.P.— T. Kendall O'Barr, West- 
minster Church, 27 Bull Mountain 
Road, Asheville, N. C. 

SECOND V.P.— Ned R. Noblett, Mal- 
vern Hills Church, 36 Green Valley 
Road, Asheville, N. C. 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Louis B. 
Joyner, Swannanoa Church, 140 East- 
wood Ave., Swannanoa, N. C. 

FIRST DIVISION CHAIRMAN — Thom- 
as A. McGuire, Franklin Church, Hill- 
crest Circle, Franklin, N. C. 

SECOND DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
Robert W. Paden, Trinity Church, 107 
Balsam Rd., Hendersonville, N. C. 

THIRD DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
Frank P. Scott, West Asheville 
Church, 62 Westwood Ave., Asheville, 
N. C. 

YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 

MODERATOR — Mark Cooper, Grace 
Covenantj Asheville 

VICE-MODERATOR— Ed LaFountaine, 
Waynesville 

STATED CLERK— Vicki Patton, West 
Asheville 

REGISTRAR 
Church 

HISTORIAN — Beverly Neighbors, West 
Asheville 

TREASURER — 
Hendersonville 

DISTRICT CHAIRMAN— Mike Claxton, 
Bryson City; Paul Saenger, West- 
minster; Janie McCrary, First Hen- 
dersonville; Mark Wood, Grace Cove- 
nant; Lee Galloway, Brevard; Susan 
Rodda, Andrews. 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. G. 
Daniel McCall, The Rev. Robert S. 
Busey, Miss Sarah Cox, Arden; Miss 
Geraldine Rustin, First Henderson- 
ville. 



Mark Boggs, First 



Sarah Brown, First 



CHURCH SEAL 

Fro'm Page One 
THE MOTTO: 

The motto on the scroll means "the 

light shineth in darkness." 
THE SYMBOLISM: 

The symbolism used in the seal, de- 
rived from Scripture, has the historic 
background of the Reformed tradition. 
The dove has its place in the symbolism 
of the United Church of Scotland, the 
Presbyterian Church of England, and 
the Presbyterian Church of Hungary. 
The star, the lighted lamp, and the mot- 
to are all from the Waldensian Church of 
Italy. The burning bush is taken direct- 
ly from the seal of the Church of Scot- 
land, but also is the seal of the Spanish 
Reformed Church, and that of the Re- 
formed Church of France. The laurel 
branches are reminiscent of the wreaths, 
on the seals of the Swiss Reformed 
Church and of the Westminster Assem- 
bly of Divines of 1643. 

The seal was designed for the Execu- 
tive Committee of Publication and 
adopted for use in 1891. It was the 
creation of Dr. R. P. Kerr and Dr. Wal- 
ter W. Moore. Dr. Kerr was then pas- 
tor of the First Presbyterian Church of 
Richmond and author of several books 
of church history. Dr. Moore was asso- 
ciate professor and later president of 
Union Theological Seminary in Vir- 
ginia. From the beginning those re- 
sponsible for the creation of the seal 
seem to have been more concerned about 
the elements and their significance than 
about their visual representation. Many 
variations of the shape and styling of 
the elements have appeared over the 
years. Because of this fact, the Board 
of Christian Education after historical 
research adopted the design on the front 
of this folder as the standard. Its ac- 
tion embodies a statement concerning 
the elements and their historical roots, 
and suggests adaptation of this design 
for architectural and other uses. 



WOMEN OF THE PRESBYTERY 
DISTRICT MEETINGS 

Mrs. S. S. Cooley, president of the 
Women of the Church of Asheville 
Presbytery, has announced the following 
dates and meeting places for the District 
meetings to be held during the month 
of October: 

District 1 — Chairman, Mrs. Thomas 
F. Aardema, Weaverville, 
October 8. 
District 2 — Chairman, Mrs. E. E. 
Crisp, Lakey Gap, Black 
Mountain, October 12. 
District 3 — Chairman, Mrs. Robert 
Crumpler, Hayesville, Oc- 
tober 15. 
District 4 — Chairman, Mrs. L. H. Mc- 
Kay, Trinity, Henderson- 
ville, October 19. 
District 5 — Chairman, Miss Louise 
Slaughter, Sylva, October 
22. 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 
COUNCIL MEETING 

The Women of the Church, Council 
meeting, Asheville Presbytery, will be 
held at Bailey's Cafeteria, Westgate, 
September 14, 1967, 10:30 A.M. 



COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 
SEPTEMBER 

Office of the Executive Secretary — 
Monday, September 11, 12:30 P.M. 
S&W Cafeteria, Asheville. 
Cluirch Extension Committee — 
Friday, September 22, 2:00 P.M. 
First Church, Asheville. 
Presbytery's Coimcil — 

Monday, September 25, 6:30 P.M. 
Bailey's Cafeteria, Tunnel Road, 
Asheville. 
Christian Education Committee — 
Thursday, September 28, 6:00 P.M. 
S&W Cafeteria, Asheville. 



ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY 
HIGHLANDS CHURCH 

Asheville Presbytery will meet in the 
First Presbyterian Church, Highlands, 
N. C, Tuesday, October 10th, 9:30 A.M. 
Registration will begin at 9:00 A.M. 
The Rev. Grover C. Sewell, pastor. 



FALL YOUTH RALLY 
CAMP MONDAMIN 

The Fall Youth Rally for senior highs 
and adult advisors in the churches ofl 
Asheville Presbytery will be held at 
Camp Mondamin, south Henderson- 
ville, Saturday and Sunday, September 
16th & 17th. Registration will begin: 
Saturday morning at 9:00 o'clock and; 
the Rally will come to a successful endi 
at 3:30 P.M., Sunday. 

The theme for the rally will be "Thai 
Turned On Congregation". The Rev. 
Don M. Wardlaw, Ph.D., Columbia; 
Theological Seminary, Decatur, Ga., 
will be the special guest speaker. 



SEPTEMBER EMPHASIS 
CHRISTIAN TEACHING 

Begin early to make plans for the 
observance of the Christian Education 
Season, beginning with September 1st 
and continue through September 30. If 
your church has not received from Rich- 
mond a supply of helps, especially for 
the observance ot Christian Education 
Week and Rally Day, write immediately 
for them. Make every effort to im-i 
prove yoiu- teaching program and to in-i 
crease the number of pupils in your 
church .school. 



August, 1967 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



HAZELWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 



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THE HAZELWOOD CHURCH 
A FOURFOLD PROGRAM 

The Hazelwood Presbyterian Church 
grew out of a vision to reach the mill- 
workers in the village of Hazelwood. 
Preaching services were started in 1905 
and the church was formally organized 
in 1906 under the guidance of its first 
minister, the Rev. H. F. Beaty. 

The first wooden frame building was 
completed in 1906 and served until 1938 
when the present brick sanctuary was 
completed. The addition of the edu- 
cational imit in 1960 greatly expanded 
the facilities and the outreach of the 
church. Although these dates stand as 
landmarks in the growth of the church 
plant, many of the improvements have 
been made over a period of time by the 
faithful volunteer work of the members. 
Today the Hazelwood church occupies 
buildings valued at $200,000. 

Hazelwood church was organized with 
the aid of the VVaynesville Church. It 
was sustained in the beginning by aid 
from the Home Mission Committee. 
Through the years it shared ministers 
with the White Oak and Bethel church- 
es. However, as tlie Lord has pros- 
pered the church it has become com- 
pletely self supporting. 

Some of the past ministers of the 
Hazelwood church who have held longer 
pastorates are S. R. Crockett, O. C. Lan- 
drum, P. P. Thrower, and W. H. Mar- 
quis. 

Some of the unique features of the 
church are the total program, the simi- 
mer visitor program, the ladio minis- 
try, and the teenage youth program. 

The total program of the church in- 
cludes not only church school and wor- 
ship on Sunday morning, but youth fel- 



The summer congregation has at times 
composed nearly half of our summer 
attendance. Many from the colonies 
of Florida visitors have come to regard 
Hazelwood as their church home away 
from home. 

With the cooperation of radio station 
WHCC the church has a full radio min- 
istry. The minister conducts a daily 
five minute program, "The Minister's 
Study". He also conducts a weekly fif- 
teen minute devotional program. The 
morning worship service is broadcast 
every six weeks. Modern recording and 
transmission equipment have been in- 
stalled to aid in this ministry. The 
outstanding church choir helps provide 
music for these broadcasts. 

The large teenage ministry is under 
the direction of Elder Samuel S. Smith. 
The teenage programs include weekly 
recreation programs, youth fellowships, 
fireside service after Sunday evening 
church, and "Teenage Only" evangelis- 
tic rallies. There have been as many 
as 150 teenagers at these rallies. 

Hazelwood church is a conservative 
church with an evangelistic emphasis. 
Our goal is to be modern in method, 
but ancient in message as we seek to 
proclaim the unchanging gospel of Je- 
sus Christ by every means. 



THE ADULT STUDY COURSE 
CLC FOURTH YEAR 

A series of weekly articles, written by 
Dr. R. E. McClure, will appear in the 
Christian Observer, beginning Septem- 
ber 13, based on the Fourth Year Cov- 
enant Curriculum Adult Study Course. 
The first series will concern the study 
of Exodus and will be based on the 
chapter division of Dr. James Sprunt's 



lowship for youth from five to twenty text 

years old, Sunday evening service, prayer The articles by Dr. McClure will be 

meeting and Bible study, The Women beneficial for the teacher and the pu- 

of the Church and their four circles, pil. The August 9th issue of the Chris- 

the Men of the Church, Boy Scouts, and tian Observer contained an introductory 

special youth programs. article concerning the fourth year study. 



THE BREVARD CHURCH 

From Page One 

on the life of our community. Our 
membership includes people from every 
part of the United States, representing 
backgrounds in many different denomi- 
nations. We feel that these many di- 
verse points of view and past experi- 
ences have enriched our congregation 
tremendously. 

Perhaps the strongest single feature 
of our congregation is the large num- 
ber of energetic, concerned Christians 
who are at work in the life and pro- 
gram of the church. Every congrega- 
tion has a faithful few who carry the 
load, but we have a large base of in- 
terested, active, concerned members. 
This has been very gratifying and it has 
resulted in great usefulness in service 
in our community and beyond. 

David C. Kirk, Jr., is Clerk of the 
Session and Marshall M. Feaster, Jr., 
is Chairman of the Board of Deacons. 
The congregation carries on a broad 
and comprehensive program of worship 
and work and participates fully in the 
program of the Presbyterian Church in 
the United States. In our benevolent 
outreach, we are committed to the "fifty- 
fifty" goal, hoping to arrive at the point 
within the near future of directing one 
dollar to benevolence agencies for every 
dollar spent in the local program of 
the church. Last year our percentage 
was 31%. 

We have an active church school un- 
der the direction of Henry M. (Mike) 
Harris with classes for all ages. Our 
music program under the direction of 
Mrs. Charles Martin, III, includes four 
choirs: Chancel Choir, Youth Choir, 
Junior Choir, and Primary Choir. 

We have been gratified by the ex- 
perience of our Wednesday evening 
Fellowship of Prayer. A group of the 
faithful gather each week to pray for 
people in special need and for other 
common concerns. 

Our congregation enjoys the blessing 
of a well equipped and extensive physi- 
cal plant. The completion of a Youth 
Wing in 1965 provided us with facilities 
adequate for the program of our 550 
plus church members. 

Our church operates a highly regard- 
ed week day kindergarten, directed by 
Mrs. H. M. Harris. At present we have 
two five year old groups with 25 pu- 
pils each, and one four year old group 
having 16 children. 



BRYSON CITY CHURCHES 
A VENTURE ON FAITH 

In a move that could only be termed 
"a venture on faith," the ruling bodies 
of the First Baptist Church, the Meth- 
odist Church, and the Presbyterian 
Church, all of Bryson City, North Caro- 
lina, undertook to arrange for and in- 
stitute a union worship service for the 
three congregations. This was to be a 

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Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



August, 1967 



From Page Three 

Sunday evening service and would in- 
clude the months of June, July, and 
Atigust. 

In an attempt to be as cooperative 
as possible, it was decided that the June 
services would be held at the First Bap- 
tist Church; the July services at the 
Methodist Church; and the August serv- 
ices at the Presbyterian Church. The 
preaching schedule was set up on a 
regular rotation basis: Presbyterian, 
Baptist, Methodist. This provided for 
all three denominations to be represent- 
ed during a month of services in any 
single church. Each pastor reserved 
the privilege of inviting a guest minister 
to fill his particular Sunday evening, if 
such an occasion presented itself. Thus 
far three guest ministers have been 
brought in, and a fourth one is sched- 
uled during the month of August. This 
practice is both enjoyable and stimu- 
lating to all three congregations. Of 
the three guest ministers heard, one 
was Baptist, one Methodist, and one 
Presbyterian. The fourth scheduled for 
August is Methodist. There was some 
discussion as to the desirability of hav- 
ing a union choir for the services, but 
we decided that it would be more ad- 
vantageous, and that we would have 
better music, if the choir of the host 
church would provide the special mu- 
sic for all services held in their church. 
Among other things, this avoided com- 
plications arising in the finding of a 
time when a union choir could meet 
for practice. It also eliminated any 
problem as to who would be the or- 
ganist, and all three churches have fine 
organists. 

Because Bryson City is a resort town, 
we recognized the fact that there would 
be people attending the evening serv- 
ices who had not attended a morning 
service, due to their being involved in 
tourist trade activities. This was, in 
fact, one main reason that we wanted 
to have such services. In light of this 
fact, we wanted to give our people an 
opportunity to give their offering to 
the church of their choice. To accom- 
plish this, it was announced in the be- 
ginning that an offering would be re- 
ceived each evening and the host 
church would provide unmarked offer- 
ing envelopes in the pews so that wor- 
shippers could write the name of their 
church on this envelope and it would 
be turned over to the treasurer of that 
church. All loose offering would be 
retained by the church in which the 
services were held. This has worked 
well. 

The effort to hold these services was 
a real venture in faith because of the 
fact that neither the Methodist Church 
nor the Presbyterian Church had reg- 
ularly scheduled evening services on 
Sunday. But we have been well pleased 
with the results. The services have 
been well attended and it has been 



good for the life of the Christian com- 
munity in Bryson City. We are thank- 
ful to God for His leading us into this 
venture, and for the blessing that it 
has brought to us. For we now feel 
that an avenue has been opened which 
may very well lead to greater opportuni- 
ties for fellowship and worship with 
our fellow Christians in Bryson City. 



BIBLE STUDY FOR WOMEN 
FIRST CHURCH ASHEVILLE 



The Women of the First Presbyterian 
Church, Asheville, will meet for a spe- 
cial Bible study, Wednesday morning, 
10:30 o'clock, September 20, 1967. Dr. 
R. E. McClure will conduct the study 
based on the Circle Bible Study book- 
let for 1967-1968, entitled "The Holy 
Spirit At Work", by Mrs. J. W. Mc- 
Queen. The study will consist of a 
review of the twelve studies for the 
coming year. 

Circle Bible teachers from the First 
Church, Asheville, as well as from all 
of the churches within Asheville Pres- 
bytery are cordially invited and encour- 
aged to attend. 

A fellowship period prior to the 
study will begin at 10:00 O'clock. 



PRESIDENT OF KING COLLEGE 
DR. R. T. L. LISTON RESIGNS 

Dr. R. T. L. Liston, president of King 
College, will retire as president, effec- 
tive at the end of the forthcoming aca- 
demic year. Dr. Liston submitted his 
retirement plans at the annual summer 
meeting of the Trustees of King Col- 
lege, July 25, 1967. 

The following motion was made by 
the Trustees: "We acknowledge with 
pride the service of Dr. Liston in his ac- 
complishments for the College; and 
with sadness we accede to his request 
that he be relieved of the office of Pres- 
ident of the College as of May 31, 1968." 

In commenting on Dr. Liston's retire- 
ment, Mr. James C. White of Kingsport, 
president of the Trustees of King Col- 
lege, said: "Since Dr. R. T. L. Liston 
came to King College 24 years ago, the 
college has steadily improved its aca- 
demic standing and its physical plant. 
King now stands fully accreditecl and 
one of the leading educational institu- 
tions of the area. King graduates are 
welcomed at top-graded seminaries, 
medical schools, and other institutions 
of higher learning. King's sons and 
daughters are making fine records in 
all walks of life. When Dr. Liston leaves 
King College, his achievements and in- 
fluence will continue for many years 
to have an impact on the future of the 
college and on the lives it touches." 

The Trustees empowered its Execu- 
tive Committee to select a committee to 
find a successor to Dr. Liston. 



MR. RICE 

From Page One 

indicated his willingness to accept the 

calls and will begin his duties as pastor 

of the two churches, Sunday, August 

27. 

In the letter of acceptance to the An- 
drews Church, Mr. Rice stated: "I have 
earnestly sought the will of our Lord 
in this matter and even now feel His 
leading as I heartily accept the call of 
your congregation to become its pas- 
tor. I plan to divide my time propor- 
tionately between preaching, calling 
and administerino^ the Lord's work, 
hopeful of neglecting no aspect of the 
work." 

In the letter of acceptance to the 
Hayesville Church, he stated: "Having 
earnestly sought the Lord's will in this 
matter, and feeling the leading of His 
Spirit in making this decision, I am 
happy to accept this call and to assure 
you that a proportionate amount of my 
time will be devoted to a full ministry 
in the Hayesville Community." 

Mr. Rice was born June 25, 1926, in 
Solerno, Martin County, Florida; and 
was ordained and installed assistant pas- 
tor of the Gordon Street Church, At- 
lanta Presbytery, October 3, 1965, after 
having served for 3 1/4 years as Direc- 
tor of Christian Education in the 
Church. In addition, he served as Di- 
rector of Atlanta Presbytery's Inner 
City Camping program; Inner City 
Council as Vice Chairman; member At- 
lanta Presbytery Board of Directors; and 
assisted Presbytery's Board of Christian 
Education in leading CLC training 
classes for teachers of adults and teach- 
ers of youth. 

He graduated at Avondale High 
School, Decatur, Ga., 1943; Aurora Col- 
lege, Aurora, Illinois, Th.B. Degree, 
1952; and took special studies at Co- 
lumbia Seminary, Decatur, Ga. After 
graduating from High School, he enlist- 
ed in the U. S. Naval Reserve (Air) in 
1944; transferred to regular naval re- 
serve, served as chaplain aboard small 
naval vessel. After discharge he entered 
Aurora College, and then worked in a 
machine tool firm. Prior to serving as 
Director of Christian Education in the 
Atlanta church, he was employed by 
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Atlanta; and 
then by Citizens National Bank, Atlanta. 

Mr. Rice, his wife and three of the 
five children will move to Andrews, Au- 
gust 21. The names of the children 
are: Chari Leach Couch, Mark, Mike, 
Randy and Timothy. 






SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS 

6 — Johnnie Guthrie Age 18 

8 — Stella Mae Laughter Age 9 

11 — Mary Lee Sparks Age 12 

13 — Larry Wiggins Age 9 

14 — Clifford Barnette Age 17 

29— Kerry Waddell Age 7 



August. 1967 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Five 



PRE55UTERJ/1N HOME NEWS 

bv Q'he Superinlendenl 

The 1967 Champions 

We are justly proud ol our baseball 
team. The Orioles, who are the cham- 
pions of the Beacon Little League pro- 
gram. The 1966 Champions and the 1967 
Champions have won thirty-six consecu- 
tive games. As a special favor the 1967 
Champions were given a trip to Atlanta, 
Georgia, to witness the Atlanta Braves 
and the San Francisco Giants play a ma- 
jor league game, Tuesday, August 14. 
Friends of the Home made the trip pos- 
sible and each member of the team ex- 
tends hearty thanks to the contributors. 
Don McKenzie is the coach and he pre- 
dicts that the 1968 teams will also win 
the championship. Naturally, the coach 
is very proud of his boys. The children 
of the Home gave loyal support to the 
team and the entire family shared in the 
victories. 



Welcome New Members 

We are happy to extend a cordial wel- 
come to our seven new members. We 
have a full house with more than fifty 
children on the waiting list. Take a 
good look at the picture of the new 
comers. 



Thanks To Friends 

We extend our hearty thanks to the 
pastor, the Rev. Robert S. Busey, and 
the members of the Grace Covenant 
Church for the excellent program and 
the delicious meal we enjoyecl Sunday, 
August 13. Our annual visit to this 
church is always an enjoyable occasion. 



School Days 

The vacation period from school days 
is about over. Soon we will be busy 
with our books and other school activi- 
ties. 



1967 CHAMPIONS 



MERRILL H. GRUBBS RECEIVES 
A. D. WILLIAMS AWARD 

At a Faculty Meeting of the Medical 
College of Virginia in Richmond, Vir- 
ginia, on July 9, 1967, Mr. Merrill H. 
Grubbs was selected to receive the A. D. 
Williams award as the outstanding stu- 
dent in the school of Hospital Admini- 
stration during the 1966-67 academic 
year. 

A Presbyterian U.S. missionary in 
South Korea, Mr. Grubbs serves as busi- 
ness administrator for a 150 bed Presby- 
terian Medical Center. He also helped 
establish one of the early hospitalization 
insurance programs in Korea. 




First Row (I to r) Danny Garrison, Tim Clarke, Joe Banks, Keith Thomas, Bob 

Wright, Joel Thomas, Keith Wright, Dwight Hussey, Donnie McKenzie, and Danny 

Penley. 

Second Row (1 to r) Clifford Barnette, Keith Howell, Ron Burleson, Tony Robinson, 

Gary Adams, Sam Stewart, Bob Ferguson, Steve Bates, Larry Harkeroad. 

NEW MEMBERS 




First Row (1 to r) Amos Edwards, Jeff Parham. Second Row (1 to r) Anita Ed- 
wards, Elizabeth Edwards, Theida Edwards, Gail Edwards and Theo Edwards. 



FAMILY LIFE SEMINARS 
MONTREAT 

Three Family Life Seminars will be 
held at Montreat: October 30-November 
1; November 2-4; and November 6-8. 
Additional information will appear in 
September issue. 



Mr. Grubbs received a congratulatory 
letter from Associate Professor M. Leigh 
Rooke. In the letter, Mr. Rooke stated 
that the honor had been "well earned" 
and was "a tangible token" of the high 
regard which the Faculty of Medical 
College of Virginia had for Mr. Grubbs 
and his many achievements. 

Mr. and Mrs. Grubbs are members of 
the First Presbyterian Church, Hender- 
sonville, N. C. 



NEW PLAN BOOK FOR 1967-1968 

The Plan Book for 1967-1968 has just 
come off the press and is available from 
the General Council and Presbyterian 
book stores at a cost of ."ifLSO per copy. 
Four resource guides in the areas of Com- 
mitment, Service, Witness, Strengthening 
the Church; and a guide on worship are 
all included in the new Plan Book, but 
may be purchased separately at 25 cep*5 
each. Also in the Plan Book are 46 
order cards of specific promotional ma- 
terials during the year, the Church Cal- 
endar with denominational and inter- 
denominational emphases, the Hymn of 
the Month and Bible studies. Members 
of the session, board of deacons, and 
officers in the various organizations of 
the local church should obtain a copy of 
the Plan Book. Order it early and enjoy 
helping to carry out the worship and 
work program of the church. 



Page Six 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



August, 1967 



The Presbyterian Home for Children 
Black Mountain. N. C. 



Aiken, Mrs. Charles F., Asheville — Mrs. John 
Connet, Mr. Peter Connet, Swannanoa. 

Bell, Mrs. Joe Baker, Tuscaloosa, Ala. — Mrs. 
H. Roger S.benrian, Mr. &: Mrs. D. M. Illing- 
worth, Canton, N'rs. W. A. Bell, Mrs. Rob- 
ert Bault, Murphy. 

Black, Mr. John F., Weaverville — Women 
of the Presbyterian Church, Canton. 

Boyles, Mr. Charles, Jackson, Ala. — Mrs. 
Barbara S. Hassell & Family, Hendersonville. 

Buchanan, Mrs. Nancy Jane, Hendersonville 
— Mrs. Harry C. Williams, Mrs. Raymond 
English, Frances Fay and Powers, Hender- 
sonville. 

Cline, Mr. John W., Asheville — Mrs. Samuel 
J. Fisher, Mrs. Lawrence Hayes, Mrs. D. A. 
Powell, Asheville. 

Conyngton, Mrs. John, Bryson City — Mr. 
& Mrs. Bruce Hawkins, Mr. & Mrs. Felix W. 
Potts, Bryson City. 

Crane, Mr. Robert, Asheville — Mr. Edward 
H. Coulson, Asheville. 

Cunningham, Mrs. Meta H., Bishopville, S. C. 

— Miss Elizabeth C. McCutchen, Asheville. 
Davidson, Mr. S. Fred, Swannanoa — Mrs. Clara 

Snyder, Swannanoa. Mr. & Mrs. Hugh C. 

McMillan, Mrs. Mary R. White, Mr. & Mrs. 

M. Graham Price, Asheville. 
DeWeese, Mrs. Bessie, Murphy — Mr. & Mrs. 

W. Pitt Walker, Andrews. 
Dilliott, Mrs. Ivy, Asheville — Dr. & Mrs. 

D. iWilliam Brosnan, III, Asheville. 
Dolbee, Mr. Earl R., Hendersonville — Mr. 

& Mrs. O. B. Crowcll, Jr., Mrs. Raymond 

English, Hendersonville. 
Evans, Mrs. J. D., Charlotte, N. C. — Mrs. G. 

F. Bell, Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Roberts, Black 

Mountain. 
Eyman, Mrs. Ray, Washington, D. C. — Mrs. 

Raymond English, Frances Fay and Powers, 

Hendersonville. 
Farmer, Mr. J. P., Radford, Va. — The Rev. 

and Mrs. R. E. McClure, Asheville. 
Fisher, Mrs. Edgar, Brvson City — Mr. & Mrs. 

Bruce Hawkins, Mr. 8c Mrs. Felix W. Potts, 

Bryson City. 
Folger, Mr. Grady — Dr. & Mrs. Albert O. 

Ryan, Jr., Brevard. 
Freeman, Mrs. Robert P., Hendersonville — 

Mr. k Mrs. Otis E. Stepp, Sr., Canton. 
Fullbright, Mr. John, Sylva — Mr. & Mrs. 

Arthur Painter, Sylva. 
Gallamore, Mrs. Mary H., Brevard — Mrs. 

Pearl L. Brittain, Hendersonville. 
Gilliam, Mrs. Blane, Black Mountain — The 

Harold Patton Family, Black Mountain. 
Hiccins, Mrs. Elizabeth Beery, Washington, 

D. C. — Mrs. W. T. Moss, Weaverville. 
Hodges, Mr. Thomas Lawrence, Mobile, Ala. 

— Mr. & Mrs. Thomas G. Groom, Dr. & Mrs. 
Albert E. Berry, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. R. 
Lynn Trout, Concord, N. C. Miss Virginia 
Lawrence Smoot, Salisbury, N. C. 

Howell, Mrs. Nettie, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 



James T. Mastin, Asheville. 

Jackson, Miss Edith — Dr. & Mrs. Bill Rey- 
nolds, Missoula, Mont. 

Johnson, Mrs. Thomas F., Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. O. E. Starnes, Sr., Asheville. 

Knowlton, Mr. Hart D., Lakeland, Fla. — 
Mr. & Mrs. A. P. Goodwin, Hendersonville. 

Lee, Mrs. Mary, Black Mountain — Mrs. Sam- 
uel S. Cooley, Black Mountain. 

Mathews, Mr. Edward G., Asheville — Mrs. 
Erma S. Grantham, Circle No. 11 of First 
Church, Asheville. 

Matthews, Mrs. Jack, Asheville — Circle No. 
11 of First Church, Asheville. 

McCall, Mr. George Samuel, Marion, N. C. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Ray M. Winchester, Mrs. Jack 
Richards, Miss Jacqueline Richards, Miss 
Sharon Richards, Dr. & Mrs. Albert O. Ryan, 
Jr., Brevard. Conley Memorial Presbyterian 
Church, Marion. N. C. 

McCorkle, Mrs. Margaret, Asheville, — Wom- 
en's Bible Class of First Church, Mr. & Mrs. 
D. L. Simpson, Sr., Mr. & Mrs. Harry S. Cor- 
ey, Jr., Mrs. Thomas Edward Patton, Mrs. 
Kenneth F. Cramer, Mrs. Arthur B. Lynn, 
Miss Clara L. Lynn, Mrs. Samuel J. Fisher, 
Mr. & Mrs. William A. Mynatt, Mr. & Mrs. 
Floyd McCanless, Jr., Little Pigs of America, 
Inc., Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Phillips, Mrs. W. B. 
Burgin, Mrs. George Wright, Mrs. Katherine 
Kress, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. W. H. Lashley, 
Arden. Miss Virginia Wright, Alexandria, 
Va. 

McDowell, Miss Mary, Asheville — Circle No. 
4 of First Church, Dr. Sc Mrs. Albert E. 
Berry, Asheville. 

McInery, Miss Eva, Asheville — Dr. Sc Mrs. 
Albert E. Berry, Asheville. 

McLean, Mr. Lewis E., Weaverville — Mr. 
& Mrs. Eugene Sluder, Mr. & Mrs. Richard 
Roberts, Miss Sue McElroy, Miss Mary Mc- 
Elroy, Weaverville. 

Miller, Mr. Paul Jennings, Leicester — 3-M 
Class of West Asheville Presbyterian Church, 
Mr. & Mrs. Sam R. Patton, Women of the 
West Asheville Church, Asheville. Jack 
Smathers, W. T. Davis, Ann Hardin, Ruth 
Wills, Winnie Parham, and Gwen Plemmons 
of Inspection Office of Champion Papers, 
Inc., Canton. Mr. & Mrs. C. E. Worley, Ar- 
den. Mrs. Velma S. Mears & Michael, Canton. 

Newman, Mr. Paul I., Hendersonville — Mr. 
& Mrs. George F. Stowell, Mrs. Carl H. Hart, 
Hendersonville. 

Roberts, Mr. Marshall H., Fletcher — Dr. 
& Mrs. Albert E. Berry, Asheville. 

RuNNioN, Mrs. W. J., Battlecreek, Mich. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Felkel, Asheville. 

Salley, Mr. Dave C, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
James E. Neal, Enka. 

Scarbrough, Mr. Sherman, Asheville — Mr. Si- 
Mrs. Frank Donoho, Asheville. 

Schwedler, Mr. Paul W., Pueblo, Colo. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Carl Yerrington, Hendersonville. 

SiLER, Miss Eliza, Wilmington, N. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Horace T. Nolen, Franklin. 

Simmons, Mr. R. Paul, Asheville — The Ken- 
ilworth Book Club, Asheville. 

SiNGLEY, Mr. Leslie K., Hendersonville — Mr. 
& Mrs. Harry C. Williams, Mr. Donald B. 
Keith, Mrs. Walter O. Allen, Edith Remine, 
Mrs. Barbara S. Hassell & Family, Mrs. Earl 



Memorial Gift for The Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 

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Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 26 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 

(^Acknowledgement cards will he mailed promptly if sufficient information is given in blanks above) 



G. Taylor, Mr. & Mrs. O. B. Crowell, Jr., 
Mrs. Raymond English, Frances Fay and 
Powers, Mr. & Mrs. Ronald G. Macdonald, 
Mr. & Mrs. R. W. Paden. Mr. & Mrs. Ted 
R. Ray, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. Kurt C. 
Drews, Mountain Home. Mr. & Mrs. H. M. 
Stewart, Nashville, Tenn. 

Taggart, Mr. Glenn L.. Asheville — Friends 
at the Jefferson Apartments, Asheville. 

Tate, Mrs. Elizabeth Fowler, Canton — Mrs. 
L. J. Cannon & Family, Mr. & Mrs. Doyce L. 
Clark, Mrs. Elsie Payne, Mr. & Mrs. Tommy 
L. Clark, Mrs. W. E. Saunders, First Union 
National Bank of N. C, Mrs. H. Roger Sher- 
man, Mr. & Mrs. Albert Harris, Mr. & Mrs. 
J. A. Neal, Jr., Miss Harriette Neal, Mr. & 
Mrs. John Osborne, Mrs. Mary Holmes, Mr. 
& Mrs. Jordan Neal, Mr. & Mrs. D. M. Illing- 
worth, Messrs. Loranzo and Underwood 
Smathers, Mr. & Mrs. L. H. Hartshorn, Mr. 
& Mrs. Don Murphy, Mrs. H. F. Bolen, Can- 
ton. Mrs. C. W. Joseph, Jr., Rock Hill, S. 
C. Dr. & Mrs. Robert Lindsay, Chapel Hill, 
N. C. Colonel & Mrs. William J. Battison, 
Jr., Alexandria, Va. Geraldine Davis, Mr. & 
Mrs. Fred T. Peden, Dr. W. Philip Shattuck, 
Asheville. Mrs. W. C. Wells, Mountain Home, 
N. C. Mrs. Howard G. Foster, Spartanburg, 
S. C. Mr. & Mrs. W. S. Burnette, Bradenton, 
Fla. 

Tate, Mrs. Lucile, Hendersonville — Mrs. 
Barbara S. Hassell & Family, Hendersonville. 
Mrs. W. C. Hinsdale, Greenville, S. C. 

Terrell, Mrs. Virginia Russell, Waynesville 
— Women of the Bethel Church, Mr. & Mrs. 
Wiley Medford, Mrs. J. R. Hardin, Canton. 

White, Mr. Albert G. — Mr. Frederick A. 
White, Mrs. W. H. Allison, Asheville. 

White, Mr. Edward Cash, Norfolk, Va. — Miss 
Jeannette Gard. Asheville. 

White, Miss Susie Emmaline, Asheville — Miss 
Mary Westall, Miss Annie Westall, Mrs. H. 
A. Reister. Mrs. Samuel J. Fisher, Dr. & Mrs. 
R. D. Bedinger, Mr. Edward G. Roberts & 
Family. Mr. Fred A. White, Mrs. W. H. Al- 
lison, Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. TurnbuU, Miss 
Eva B. Clark, Circle No. 15 of First Church, 
Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. D. P. Halsey, Albany, 
Ga. Mr. & Mrs. Charles Gaunt, Richmond, 
Va. Mr. & Mrs. David L. Simpson, Jr., Char- 
lotte, N. C. Mrs. Henry Boehni, New York, 
N. Y. Mr. & Mrs. Roger A. Grant, Sr., Arden. 



I 



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WATCH This Column 

The Central Treasurer of Benevolences 
for Asheville Presbytery reports for 
period indicated below: 

January 1 — August 8 



BUDGETED 
Received for distribution to 

all Benevolent Causes 

Undesignated: $ 99,260 

Received for distribution to 

Special Benevolent Causes 

Designated: 29,862 

NON-BUDGETED 
Received for distribution to 

Special Causes _- 1,427 

Easter Offering - 3,125 

Total Receipts $ 133,676 



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If 



There is a sunlight so high that clouds 
of this world cannot reach it. 

—May, 1916. 



He who is disposed to listen and de- 
termined to obey can always hear the 

divine voice. 

—June, 1918. 




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Our Mountain Work 

CHURCH EXTENSION .CHRISTIAN EDUCATION • THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN OF BLACK MOUNTAIN 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL • PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF APPALACHIA 

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN U S. 



SEPTEMBER. 1967 

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he Act of March 3, 1879. 



The Whole Work Of The Whole Church 

Promoted In Or Supported By 

Asheville Presbytery 

Published Monthly At Weaverville, N. C, By 

Asheville Presbytery, Office of 

Executive Secretary 

Rev. W. G. Thomas, D.D., Editor 
141/2 Church Street - - Asheville, N. C. 

lEV. H. B. Dendy, D.D. — Business Manager 
Weaverville, N. C. 

Subscription Price: SI -00 Per Annum 



Volume LVII September. 1967 No. 9 

MEN OF THE CHURCH 
FALL RALLY 

The Men Of Asheville Presbytery will 
lold their fall rally, Thursday, October 
9, 6:30 P.M., at the Presbyterian Home 
w Children, Black Mountain, N. C. 




The featured speaker will be Mr. Ek- 
lal J. Buys, President of the Buys, Mac- 
Sregor and Co., Investment Bankers in 
More On Page Two 




A COLD DAY IN HIGHLANDS 
JANUARY 1966 



Asheville Presbytery will meet in the 
First Presbyterian Church, Highlands, 
North Carolina, Tuesday, October 10, 
1967, 9:30 A.M. Registration will be- 
gin at 9:00 A.M. 

The picture above was made on a cold 
day in January, 1966, when the tempera- 
ture was 33 degrees below zero, accord- 
ing to a report. The pastor of the church 
at Highlands, the Rev. Grover C. Se- 
well, Jr., has assured us that it will not 
be as cold on October 10th, and that 
the members and friends of Asheville 
Presbytery will be extended "southern 
hospitality" with all the ingredients of 
Christian fellowship. 

From a letter written by the pastor on 
August 23rd, 1967, the following ex- 
cerpts are printed: 

There is no history of the Highland 
even approaching completeness, but 
soine of the information that I have 
been able to find is as follows: 

Rev. A. Melvin Cooper came to High- 
lands from Michigan in June, 1879. Mr. 
Cooper taught in an academy and 
More On Page Five 



DR. FRED ROGERS STAIR, JR. 




Dr. Fred Rogers Stair, Jr., the new 
president of Union Theological Semi- 
nary, Richmond, Va., will attend the fall 
meeting of Asheville Presbytery and will 
speak at 12:00 O'clock concerning the 
Union Seminary Advance. 



69S 






The Presbyterian Home For Children 
Of Black Mountain. N. C Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 
W. G. Thomas, Treasurer Don C. Mckenzie, Superintendent 

14^/{> CHURCH STREET. ASHEVILLE. N. C. R.F.D, 1. BLACK MOUNTAIN. N. C. 

Tel. Asheville, 2S2-3061 Tel. Swannanoa, 686-3666 



'joigMitm 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



September, 1967 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

Pbesbttery of ASHEVnXE 

Synod of Appalachia 

1966-1967 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. S. S. Cooley, P. O. 
Box 745, Black Mountain, N. C. 
28711 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. Grace 
Stamey, Box 294, Waynesville, N. C. 
28711 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
Guy White, Kanawha Drive, Mon- 
treal, N. C. 28757 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. M. L. Williams, 121 Church 
Street, Black Mountain, N. C. 

TREASURER — Mrs. W. M. Green, 
Box 253, Hazelwood, N. C. 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. Mark Sumner, 38 
Faircrest Road, Asheville, N. C. 
28804 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor — Mrs. M. L. Williams, (See 
above) 

MEN OF THE CHURCH 

PRESIDENT — William McKay, First 
Church, Hendersonville, Route 1, Flat 
Rock, N. C. 

FIRST V.P. — T. Kendall O'Barr, West- 
minster Church, 27 Bull Mountain 
Road, Asheville, N. C. 

SECOND V.P. — Ned R. Noblett, Mal- 
vern Hills Church, 36 Green Valley 
Road, Asheville, N. C. 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Louis B. 
Joyner, Swannanoa Church, 140 East- 
wood Ave., Swannanoa, N. C. 

FIRST DIVISION CHAIRMAN— Thom- 
as A. McGuire, Franklin Church, Hill- 
crest Circle, Franklin, N. C. 

SECOND DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
Robert W. Paden, Trinity Church, 107 
Balsam Rd., Hendersonville, N. C. 

THIRD DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
Frank P. Scott, West Asheville 
Church, 62 Westwood Ave., Asheville, 
N. C. 

YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 

MODERATOR — Mark Cooper, Grace 
Covenant^ Asheville 

VICE-MODERATOR— Ed LaFountaine, 
Waynesville 

STATED CLERK— Vicki Patton, West 
Asheville 

REGISTRAR 
Church 

HISTORIAN — Beverly Neighbors, West 
Asheville 

TREASURER Sarah Brown, First 

Hendersonville 

DISTRICT CHAIRMAN— Mike Claxton, 
Bryson City; Paul Saenger, West- 
minster; Janie McCrary, First Hen- 
dersonville; Mark Wood, Grace Cove- 
nant; Lee Galloway, Brevard; Susan 
Rodda, Andrews. 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. G. 
Daniel McCall, The Rev. Robert S. 
Busey, Miss Sarah Cox, Arden; Miss 
Geraldine Rustin, First Henderson- 
ville. 



Mark Boggs, First 



THE BENEVOLENT GIVING OF THE CHURCHES 
JANUARY 1, 1967 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 8, 1967 



1967 

Commitment Church 



1,800 

6,811 

56,000 

10 

342 

9,000 

17,394 

240 

4,800 

4,300 

500 

600 

1,200 

1,300 

1,200 

17,902 

320 

5,198 

28,000 

2,500 

289 

9,515 

1,000 

4,090 

2,160 

8,500 

360 

2,266 

10,564 

5,870 
2,900 
3,420 
2,900 
14,186 
9,150 
7,087 

243,674 



Andrews 

Arden 

Asheville First 

Bethel (C) 

Bether (H) 

Black Mountain 

Brevard-D.R. 

Brittains Cove 

Bryson City 

Canton 

Cullowhee 

Dillingham 

Etowah 

Franklin 

Friendship 

Grace Covenant 

Hayesville 

Hazelwood 

Hendersonville 

Highlands 

Ivy Park 

Kenilworth 

Lakey Gap 

Malvern Hills 

Mills River 

Montreat 

Mon-ison 

Murphy 

Oak Forest 

Riceville 

Swannanoa 

Sylva 

Trinity 

Waynesville 

Weaverville 

West Asheville 

Westminster 



Undesignated 

1,037.21 

29;650."47 

""2i2;3'6 

4,835.17 

10,050.00 

110.00 

3,725.00 

1,129.32 

250.00 

348.15 

731.19 

990.00 

650.00 

9,935.17 

75.57 

9;387;i3i 



4,650.00 

716.54 

1,815.00 

1,562.40 

3,470.47 

176.09 

135.00 

3,965.33 

2,111.66 
2,466.50 
2,469.40 
820.00 
5,334.84 
4,530.04 
4,137.00 

$111,476.98 



Budgeted 
Designated 

75.69 
3,085.00 
3,425.15 

i'i'.'oo 

1,135.75 

2,790.17 

25.00 

790.41 

506.86 

68.40 

51.50 

101.76 

150.80 

127.77 

1,344.68 

r,7"4'()yo"o 

5,750.32 

50.06 

373.50 

'ir74L55 
131.10 
884.00 



2,403.00 

"434.31 

162.65 
505.34 
720.00 
3,213.93 
377.20 
613.55 

32,800.39 



Non-Budgeted 
Designated 



Total 



85.00 
325.00 

67.00 
440.92 

'25.00 
181.30 
116.25 

'32;5'6 

24.08 

62.57 

5.00 

593.93 

'4'9'.'5"4 
554.26 

'30.00 



883.28 
60.86 



296.08 
Received 

'7'6'."4'7 

28'.'00' 

273.71 
101.25 
110.91 

4,422.71 



1,112.90 

3,170.00 

33,400.62 



300. 

6,411. 

12,840. 

160. 

4,696. 

1,752. 

318. 

431. 

857. 

1,203. 

782. 

11,873. 

75. 

1,789. 

15,691. 



36 

84 
17 
00 
71 
43 
40 
95 
03 
37 
77 
78 
57 
54 
59 



July 



80.00 
5,023.50 
716.54 
4,439.83 
1,754.45 
4,354.47 
176.09 
135.00 
6,664.41 
11, 1967 
2,545.97 
2,705.62 
2,974.74 
1,568.00 
8,822.48 
5,008.49 
4,861.46 

148,700.08 



MEN'S FALL RALLY 

Grand Rapids, Michigan. His subject 
will be "Christian Stewardship!" 

His business, civic and educational ac- 
tivities are numerous and his church 
services are very significant. He is ac- 
tively engaged in the services of the Re- 
formed Church of America on both lo- 
cal and national levels. He is an officer 
in the Peace Reformed Church; has 
been a Sunday school teacher for more 
than thirty years; Past President of the 
Board of North America Missions; Past 
President of the Extension Foundation 
of America, Past President of Camp Ge- 
neva, RCA; and is a member of the 
General Synod Executive Committee of 
the Reformed Church of America and 
a member of the Committee of Twenty- 
Four, studying the possibility of Church 



During the winter meeting of Presbytery, January 17, a Benevolence Budget of 
$242,516.24 for all causes for the Assembly, Synod, and Presbytery was adopted. 

If every church in the Presbytery will meet the commitment goal, the basic Benev- 
olent Budget will be reached. Let us not be satisfied with reaching the goal ' 
$242,516.24 but to keep on giving until the Advance Fund of $13,237.97 is ob- 
tained. The Advance Fund is over and above the basic budget. 

Gifts from churches received after September 8 are not included in this report. 

To date, September 8, $144,277.37 has been received. Designated gifts to Non-Bud- 
geted causes — are not included in the basic Benevolent Budget. 

The supplemental offerings to be received during November and December (Pres- 
byterian Home and Joy Gift) will help to erase the deficit but special effort must 
be made to reach the goal of $242,516,24 by December 31. 

To meet the requirements to date, September 8, the need was for $161,677.60; 
only $144,227.37 was received; and the deficit is $17,400,23. 



Union. 

The Rev. B. Hoyt Evans, who is also 
a member of the Committee of Twenty- 
Four, has become well acquainted with 
Mr. Buys and considers the Men of Ashe- 
ville Presbytery as being very fortunate 
to secure his service. 

Men from the 37 churches of the pres- 
bytery are invited and encouraged to" 
come early to the Presbyterian Home in 
order to see the well-kept grounds, the 
attractive buildings, the many recent im- 
provements, and to become acquainted 
with the staff members and to enjoy fel- 
lowship with the children. 

The meal, barbecue chicken with all 
the trimmings, will be served at 6:30 
P.M. 

Mr. T. Kendal O'Barr, president of 
the Men of Asheville Presbytery will 
preside. 



September. 1967 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



TRINITY CHURCH HOUSE 



CONVERTED RESIDENCE 




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The above picture of Trinity Church House was made during February of 1966. 
This converted residence was purchased by Presbytery's Church Extension Com- 
mittee during 1965 and it is being used by the congregation of the Trinity Presby- 
terian Church as the center of a growing and expanding group of people where, ac- 
cording to the attractive bulletin board, all members are ministers. 

Plans are in the making for the construction of a permanent church home on 
the plot of ground, eight acres, situated, on Blythe Street, Hendersonville. 

The picture made during the winter of 1966 portrays a cold climate but a warm 
and cordial welcome is extending to all worshippers and workers. Read the article 
entitled "Faith and Works." 




FAITH AND WORKS 
A NOBLE SERVICE 

Three work-study groups, one Presby- 
terian and two Baptist, composed of 
North Carolina teen-agers and adidt 
sponsors, each spent a meaningful week 
in Henderson County this summer 
through interest in the North Carolina 
Council of Churches' Migrant Project. 

A group of 16 from the First Presby- 
terian Church of High Point rented a 
house at Bonclarken, the Associated 
Presbyterian Church's assembly grounds 
in Flat Rock. Two smaller groups from 
the Myers Park Baptist Church in Char- 
lotte stayed at Trinity Presbyterian 
Church in Hendersonville. 

Besides getting acquainted with con- 
ditions under which some 1,200 migrant 
farm workers and their families work 
and live in Henderson County during 
the summer and fall months, the groups 
undertook and completed a variety of 
work projects. At the Day Care Center 
they played with and cared for the chil- 
dren of migrant families, rebuilt and 
planted an outside second-story stairway, 
repaired and built new playground 
equipment, and enlarged the play area 
by clearing away brush. At the clothing 
center, which receives boxes of clothing 
from churches throughout the state, they 
did a thorough housecleaning, assorted 
clothing, painted and decorated walls, 
shelving and counters, did electrical 
wiring and made roof repairs. 



The three groups probably benefitted 
as much as did the migrants and the 
Migrant Project. "As a result of this 
week," one leader wrote later. "We re- 
alize we can never again be indifferent 
to human sufferings and human needs 
.... we learned harsh facts and we 
discovered some great things." 

According to the Rev. Charles L. Her- 
ren, director of NCC'c Migrant Project, 
it was the first time the Council has uti- 
lized the help of volunteer church 
groups in this way, and it hopes others 
will be interested next year. 

The Rev. Hugh L. Eichelberger, pas- 
tor of Trinity Church in Henderson- 
ville, said it was glad that its facilities 
— the church occupies a converted resi- 
dence — would be utilized. Borrowed 
cots were placed in upstairs rooms which 
are used for Sunday classes. The groups 
arrived on Sunday afternoon, left the 
following Saturday and cooked many of 
their own meals in the church kitchen. 

Each work-study group spent the first 
evening in an orientation session and 
one day on a tour which included talk- 
ing to migrant workers in the fields, vis- 
iting one or more of the labor camps, 
a food processing plant and the Migrant 
Health Clinic. This left four days for 
work projects at the Day Care and Cloth- 
ing centers. 

The High Point Presbyterian group 
included 13 teen-agers and was headed 
by the Rev. Clifford Caldwell and Mrs. 
Leslie D. Preston, director of youth 



THE WITNESS SEASON 

JANUARY TO EASTER 

TWO WORKSHOPS 

Representatives from several closely 
related organizations and committees of 
Presbytery met at the S&W Cofeteria, 
Asheville, September 5, and initiated 
plans for the observance of the Christian 
Witness Session, January 1 -through 
Easter. 

The Rev. Hugh L. Eichelberger, Jr., 
pastor of the Trinity Church, Hender- 
sonville, was elected Chairman for the 
second successive year; and Mrs. Robert 
Claxton, Bryson City Church, was elect- 
ed secretary. 

A second meeting of the committee 
will be held Tuesday night, October 3, 
for the purpose of completing the de- 
tails and arranging for the program to 
be followed during the two workshops: 
First Church, Asheville, Sunday after- 
noon, October 29th; and Bryson City 
Church, Sunday afternoon, November 5. 

Two films, "Unbelievers" and "The 
New Japan" will be reviewed during the 
October 3 meeting. One of the two will 
be purchased by Presbytery and made 
available to every church. 

More On Page Four 



work, and her husband. The Charlotte 
group were in charge of Mr. and Mrs. 
Dean Hamrick, Mrs. Robert Bryant, Dr. 
and Mrs. Ted Lucas, and Mr. and Mrs. 
Ike McLaughlin. The latter, a regis- 
tred nurse, and Dr. Lucas, a pediatri- 
cian, assisted in the Migrant Health 
Clinic's work. 

Churches interested in sending work- 
study groups to Henderson or other 
counties where the Migrant Project sup- 
ports local work should contact Rev. 
Herren at NCCC in Raleigh. 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



September. 1967 




HUNGRY FOR THE WORD 



WAYNESVILLE ACTIVITIES 



"rm hungry for the Word of God", remarked an eighty year old woman to her 
Sunday School teacher who teaches at the rest home where she resides. 

Last July Waynesville Presbyterian's Men of the Church started, as a spiritual 
project, a Sunday School class at the Mountain Manor Rest Home in Waynesville, 
N. C. About eleven or twelve residents now attend the class which has been a great 
success from the first. 

Lesson books were distributed about four days before the first class meeting. 
When the first session began it was discovered that a few had already read the book 
in its entirety. Many expressed a desire to have hymn singing before the lesson 
which resulted in a sing each Sunday morning led by James Galloway, the church 
organist and choir director. The teaching responsibilities are shared by Jerry Ens- 
ley, Hilliard Jones, Jr., and James Whitman. 

Not all of the class members are able to read the lesson material or the Bible. 
Ages are from forty-four to eighty years. Devotional booklets are also provided for 
private devotional reading. 

The joy in the hearts of many in the class is seen as they openly express their 
gratitude to the participating men of the church for remembering them and 
bringing them the Word of God, even though none are members of the Waynes- 
ville Presbyterian Church. 



PRESBYTERIAN GUIDANCE 
CENTER— KING COLLEGE 

Presbyterian youth who visit the Pres- 
byterian Guidance Center at King Col- 
lege in Bristol, Tennessee, will be charg- 
ed a 115.00 fee, effective January I, 1968, 
according to Center director. Dr. Ben 
F. Williams. Fees for non-Presbyterians 
will remain the same, |25.00 per person, 
as initiated in 1963. The motion to esta- 
blish a fee system was adopted by the 
Synod's Guidance Council on May 25, 
1967, following the recommendation of 
the Christian Education Executive Com- 
mittee. In addition to the service charge, 
youth will liave lodging and meal ex- 
penses when they visit the Center. 

Since the Guidance Council recom- 
mended that local churches share the ex- 
penses of the visits to the Center, no 
youth should be denied the service for 
lack of funds. 

Students who come to the Guidance 
Center receive intensive vocational and 
educational counseling including group 
and individual discussions; appraisal of 



interests, aptitudes, and achievement; 
information concerning educational and 
vocational alternatives; and tips on 
study and reading skills. 

The Center service is comparable to 
private counseling agencies charging $50 
to $150 per client. 

Persons interested in the Presbyterian 
Guidance Program in the local church 
and guidance center should write the 
Director, Presbyterian Guidance Center, 
King College, Bristol, Tennessee, 37620. 



CONGRATULATIONS ! 
ARTHUR H. MATTHEWS 

Arthur H. Matthews, past president of 
the Men of Asheville Presbytery, concur- 
rently president of the Men of the Syn- 
od of Appalachia, was elected secretary 
of the Assembly Men's Council during a 
meeting held at Montreat in the month 
of August. Mr. Matthews is rendering 
effective service in the work of the Men 
of The Church. He is a member of the 
Grace Covenant Church and a staff 
member of the Presbyterian Journal. 



THREE AREA CONFERENCES 
STEWARDSHIP SEASON 

Presbytery's Council, Thomas H. 
Lamb, Chairman, will sponsor three area 
stewardship conferences during the 
Stewardship Season. 

The time and places for the confer- 
ences will be mailed to the churches at 
an early date. 

The pastor, clerk of the Session, chair- 
man of the Board of Deacons, treasurer, 
and chairman of the Budget Committee 
of every church in the presbytery will 
be requested to attend at least one of 
the conferences. 

A steering committee composed of Mr. 
Thomas H. Lamb, Dr. Horace Adams, 
r., and the Rev. James L. Jackson will 
present to the Council during a meeting 
to be held Monday night, September 
25, the plan and j^rogram for the con- 
ferences. 



AN INVITATION 
CHURCH PAPER OR LETTER 

The office of Asheville Presbytery is 
on the mailing list of three local church 
papers or news letters: Church News, 
West Asheville Church; Trinity Tidings, 
Trinity Church, Hendersonville; and 
The Pastoral Letter, First Church, Swan- 
nanoa. 

The papers and the letter are greatly 
appreciated. If your church is publish- 
ing a weekly, monthly, or quarterly pa- 
per or letter, put the office of Asheville 
Presbytery, 14i/^ Church Street, Ashe- 
ville ,on your mailing list. 



WITNESS SEASON 

From Page Three 

The steering committee is com- 
posed of: Hugh L. Eichelberger, Jr., 
Chairman of World Missions; Leroy V. 
Secrest, Chairman of Church Extension, 
and Gale D. Lammey, Sub-chairman of 
Promotion; Dr. H. L. Bacon, Chairman 
of Evangelism; B. Hoyt Evans, Chair- 
man of Christian Education, and Calvin 
Thielman, Sub-chairman of Church and 
Society; Mrs. S. S. Cooley, President of 
the Women of Asheville Presbytery; 
Mrs. Robert Claxton, Chairman of Ecu- 
menical Missions and Relations, and 
Mrs. Robert S. Busey, Chairman of 
Christian Community Action; T. Ken- 
dal O'Barr, President of the Men of 
Asheville Presbytery; Mark Cooper, 
President of the Youth Council; A. Al- 
len Gardner, Jr., Moderator of Asheville 
Presbytery. 



eptember, 1967 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Five 



PRES^yTEmm HOME NEl/75 

bv Q'he Superiniendenl 

An Enjoyable Ride 

Our young people, ages up through 
Nelve, have a treat in store for them 
lis year. The employees o£ United 
jr-Lines are taking a child a month on 

flight to Raleigh to tour our State 
lapitol. Last month Miss Nancy Ink 
)ok Becky Clarke and what a time she 
ad. Becky was taken on a tour of the 
;apitol Building, the Legislative build- 
ig, the museum, and the zoo. The trip 
tided with a shopping spree in down- 
)wn Raleigh. This month two boys 
ill make the trip under the care of 
Ir. Dale Dean. This wonderful ex- 
erience will continue until all of our 
A^enty-eight young people have had the 
-ip. This is something that only hap- 
ens once in a life time for young boys 
tid girls. 

School and Honors 

School has started and the children 
;em very happy to get back in the rou- 
ne of going to school since the summer 
as full of so much fun and excitement, 
everal of our yovmg people have al- 
;ady received honors in the new school 
ear. Mary Lee Sparks, Melvin Hyatt, 
[.eitli Thomas, and Gary Adams have 
een elected to the student council at 
le Grammar School. Carolyn is also 

member of the band at Owen. 

Noble Women 

We were very happy to have a num- 
er of circles from the Presbytery to 
leet with us during August and Sep- 
;mber. The following circles met and 
ad a meal with the staff and children, 
(usiness Women, Circle 2 and Circle 
even, Circle Nine, all from the First 
Church Asheville. We do look forward 
the visits from these groups and we 
ope that more will meet with us in the 
•all. 

Thanks Mrs. Swift 

Our heartfelt thanks to Mrs. Charles 
Iwift of Asheville for the wonderful 
TOrk that she does for the Home. Mrs. 
iwift delivered seventeen dresses for lit- 
le girls last week. Mrs. Swift has been 
loing this for a number of years. She 
nakes the dresses herself and what a 
ilessing it is to us here at the Home. 
Dur little girls wear them with great 
3ride and join me in thanking Mrs. 
wift for this wonderful contribution 
o us. 

Swannanoa Friends 

Thanks also to the morning circle of 
the Swannanoa Church for their contri- 
bution to paint one of our rooms in the 
lorm. The pastor of the church, Rev. 



Jimmy Lyons and Mrs. Lyons, spent a 
clay with us and put requests on his 
prayer list. We are thankful for this 
and what it means to us. 

Youth Rally 

Seven of our young people attended 
the Fall Rally of Presbytery's Senior 
High at Camp Mondamin in Hender- 
sonville, September 16tli and 17th. Caro- 
lyn Giber, Gail Edwards, James Adams, 
Mike Bates, Enoch Prather, Clifford 
Barnett, Gene Guthrie and several boys 
and girls from our local church. 



OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS 



3 — Sabrina Ferguson 
12— Jenny Clark 
26 — Theida Edwards 
26 — Theo Edwards 



Age 9 

Age 7 

Age 7 

Age 7 



IN MEMORIAM 



We extend our Christian sympathy to 
the family of Mr. G. W. McKenzie who 
died on Tuesday, September 5, 1967. 
For several years Mr. McKenzie had 
been living with a daughter, Mrs. Ar- 
thur McCorkle, Route 1, Monroe, N. C. 
A son, Mr. Donald C. McKenzie, for 
nine years has served as the Superintend- 
ent of the Presbyterian Home for Chil- 
dren, Black Mountain, N. C. The chil- 
dren, Staff members, members of the 
Board of Trustees, members and friends 
of the thirty-seven churches in Asheville 
Presbytery all unite in assuring our su- 
perintendent of our love and sympathy. 



PRESBYTERY MEETING 

From Page One 

preached regularly. He conducted a 
weekly prayer meeting and continued to 
serve until he became ill and died Jan- 
uary 9, 1881. He was only 29 years old. 

Rev. James E. Fogartie, of the Presby- 
tery of Charleston, served as an evan- 
gelist of Presbytery. He began his work 
on December 1st, 1883 and although he 
found no organized church on his ar- 
rival a church was organized under his 
leadership and in 1884 it had twenty 
members. 

Mrs. S. P. Raveneil and her sister, Mrs. 
Burt of Philadelphia, Pa., built the 
church which is still in use. It was dedi- 
cated September 13, 1885. The land 
was donated by M. S. T. Kelsey who was 
the founder of the town of Highlands. 

Many ministers have served from that 
time until the present. The member- 
ship was never large, and during some 
years the Church was inactive, but to- 
day it continues to enjoy a unique min- 
istry of serving in a summer resort area. 

Under the leadership of Rev. Daniel 
McCall an education building was be- 
gun in the summer of 1964 which was 
completed in January of 1965. 



MEMORIAL TO THE REV. 
WILLIAM JEFFERSON GAMMON 

Prepared by the Rev. S. Browne Hoyt 

William Jefferson Gammon, min- 
ister of Asheville Presbytery, died Au- 
gust 27, 1967, after an illness of sev- 
eral months, at the Mountain Sana- 
torium in Fletcher, N. C. 

Mr. Gammon was born October 14, 
1876, at Lee's Summit, Missouri, lif- 
ter graduating from Westminster Col- 
lege, Fulton, Missouri, and Louisville 
Presbyterian Seminary, he worked 
with Dr. Little for eight years at the 
colored Mission, Louisville, Ky. He 
then served pastorates in Missouri 
and Kentucky for 40 years. He was 
moderator of the Synod of Missouri 
in 1937. 

He married Pauline Chrisler 
Hodges September 18, 1918, who was 
a constant source of strength and com- 
fort to him. His widow, one daugh- 
ter, Mrs. J. T. DeForest, Jr., and four 
grandchildren survive. 

At his retirement in 1949, he made 
his home in Montreat and supplied 
churches in Asheville, Concord, Kings 
Mountain, and Bethel Presbyteries. 

The funeral services were conduct- 
ed by the Reverend Calvin Thielman, 
D.D., in Gaither Chapel, Montreat. 

He was president of his class at 
Westminster College in 1906, and the 
college annual said of him, "He was 
seasoned oak. This is a very valu- 
able timber, as it is the only one of 
its kind that ever grew." 

The words of Paul can appropri- 
ately be said of Mr. Gammon, "I have 
fought a good fight, I have finished 
my course, I have kept the faith: 
Henceforth, there is laid up for me 
a crown of righteousness, which the 
Lord, the righteous judge, shall give 
me at that day: and not to me only, 
but unto all them also that love his 
appearing." II Timothy 4:7,8. 



A GOOD REPORT 
HAZELWOOD CHURCH 

Fifteen Senior Highs of the Hazel- 
wood Presbyterian Church spent the La- 
bor Day week-end, September 1-4, 1967, 
at Montreat on their annual fall retreat, 
under the direction of Mr. Sam Smith 
and the assistance of the group's advis- 
ors, Mr. & Mrs. Darwin Jordan. 

The program included: Morning & 
evening devotions, Bible study, singing, 
and Victory circle. The new officers 
were elected as follows: President, Doug- 
las Tilley; Vice-president, Cecily Dover; 
2nd. Vice-pres., Martha Burrus; Secre- 
tary, Danny Hardin; Treasurer, Jody 
Summerrow, and Reporter, Charles 
Grouser. 

The Missions and Inspirational speak- 
er at the retreat was the Rev. James 
Lyons, pastor of the Swannanoa Presby- 
terian Church. 



Page S!x 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



September, 1967 



The Presbyterian Home for Children 
Black Mountain. N. C. 



Adams, Mr. Howell E., Tuscaloosa, Ala. — 
Mrs. Allen Williamson, Dr. & Mrs. R. E. Mc- 
Clure, Asheville. 

Aiken, Mrs. C. F., Asheville — Dr. & Mrs. Charles 
L. Newland, Brevard. Circle No. 12 of First 
Church, Asheville. 

Barrasso, Mr. A. J., Memphis, Tennj — Mr. 
Edward H. Coulson, Asheville. 

Blake, Mr. Harry, Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. Lee 
Norton, Brevard. 

Solton, Mrs. Nannie, Morven, N. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. M. R. Witaker, Mr. & Mrs. George M. 
Slagle, Franklin. 

Burns, Mrs. D. B., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Basil 
D. Howell, Leicester. Miss Jane Newman 
Preston, Decatur, Ga. Mr. & Mrs. J. R. 
Sturgis, Atlanta, Ga. Mrs. Hobson Wilson, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Mr. & Mrs. John P. Davies, 
Riviera Beach, Fla. Mrs. Vernon Bingham, 
Riverside, Calif. Mrs. Dorothy H. Whitlock, 
Miss Sadye T. Whitley, Kupples Klub of 
First Church, Activities Department of High- 
land Hospital, Inc., Mr. & Mrs. Allen T. 
Morrison, Miss Lacy Young, Dr. & Mrs. E. 

D. Peasley, Mr. & Mrs. L. N. Sicha, Miss 
Carolyn Banks, Circle No. 14 of First Church, 
Miss Ora Blackmun, Mr. & Mrs. F. A. Plum- 
mer, Mrs. R. E. McClure, Mrs. I. H. Archer, 
Mr. & Mrs. J. E. Wilson, Asheville. 

CuLP, Mrs. Clara, Attalla, Ala. — Shumate 
Memorial Bible Class of West Asheville Pres- 
byterian Church, Asheville. 

Davidson, Mr. S. Fred, Swannanoa — Mr. & Mrs. 
Patrick B. Nugent, Swannanoa. 

Dickson, Miss Little — Mrs. G. W. Galloway, 
Brevard. 

Drake, Mr. George, Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Carl Brown, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. 
James E. Neal, Enka. Mr. & Mrs. Robert N. 
Dempsey, Jr., Asheville. Miss Emilie Black- 
burn, Tallahassee, Fla. Mr. & Mrs. Marion 

E. Curl, Palm Beach, Fla. 

Gammon, Dr. William J., Montreat — Dr. & 
Mrs. John W. McTigue, Potomac, Md. Mar- 
garet M. Davis, Montreat. Mrs. Ben B. Car- 
michael, McDonough, Ga. 

Hooper, Mr. E. Leiter, Sylva — Mr. & Mrs. 
Jackson F. Dunn, Mr. & Mrs. Martin C. Cun- 
ningham, Women of the Presbyterian Church, 
Sylva. 

HuTciiiN, Mrs. Mollie M., Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Waldo Lanning, Adult Class No. 1 of 
Kenilworth Church, Asheville. 

Hyams, Mr. W. Ted, Bryson City — Mr. & 
Mrs. Horace DeHart, Mr. & Mrs. Phil Brint- 
nall, Mr. & Mrs. Max C. Witt, Mrs. Lois B. 
Close, Bryson City. Mr. & Mrs. Graham Price 
& Family, Mr. & Mrs. Reid Lovelace, Betsy 
& Ken, Mrs. Jessie Burgin, Asheville. Mr. & 
Mrs. E. L. Curtis, Weaverville. 

McCorkle, Mrs. Margaret Deacon, Asheville — 
Mrs. Dorothy Deacon Estes, Roanoke, Va. 



Men's Bible Class of First Church, Asheville. 
McDowell, Miss Mary Blair, Asheville — Miss 

Hamilton McDowell, Asheville. 
McGinn, Mr. Sam B., Charlotte, N. C. — Mr. 

& Mrs. H. J. Runnion, Asheville. 
McKenzie, Mr. G. W., Monroe, N. C. — The 
Board of Trustees of the Presbyterian Home 
for Children, Mrs. Georgia Haynes, Mrs. Willie 
Nesbitt, Mrs. Ruth Sales, Mrs. Mary Hall, 
Mrs. Alberta Dalton, The Big Girls of The 
Presbyterian Home, Mr. Cecil Caldwell, Mr. 
Eddie Teeters, Black Mountain. Dr. & Mrs. R. 
E. McClure, Asheville. 
McLean, Mr. Lewis, Weaverville — Mr. & Mrs. 

Thomas H. Sawyer, Weaverville. 
Newman, Mr. Paul I., Hendersonville — Mr. & 

Mrs. W. A. Franklin, Hendersonville. 
Paxton, Mrs. Alice Wood, Brevard — Home 
Circle of Brevard-Davidson River Presby- 
terian Church, Dr. & Mrs. Charles L. New- 
land, American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 
88, Brevard. Mrs. Hattie P. Camlin & Family, 
Georgetown, S. C. Mrs. Sally P. Stokes, Hender- 
sonville. Mrs. Elsie M. McKittrick, Liberty, 
S.C. Mr. & Mrs. Roy Case, Lexington, Ky. 
Purdy, Mrs. Lillian, East Brewster, Mass. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Howard E. West, Employees of 
Buncombe County Tax Collector's Office, 
Asheville. 
Ramsey, Mr. Edd, Oxford, Ala. — Women of 

the Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. 
Ramsey, Mr. E. M., Knoxville, Tenn. — Dr. & 

Mrs. A. M. Ramsey, Marshall. 
Reece, Mr. Ira Luther, Candler — Board of 
Deacons of Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. 
William Milne, Canton. 
Reveley, Mrs. R. J., Lexington, Va. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Edward E. Conley, Canton. 
Robertson, Mr. Woodrow, Canton — Mr. & Mrs. 

William Milne, Canton. 
Runnion, Mrs. Kaiherine, Battle Creek, Mich. 

— Mr. & Mrs. H. J. Runnion, Asheville. 
Salley, Mr. David, Asheville — Dr. & Mrs. Joseph 

P. Bailey, Flat Rock. 
Shelton, Mrs. A. W., Clyde — Mr. & Mrs. 

William Milne, Canton. 
SiNGLEY, Mr. Leslie K., Hendersonville — Mrs. 
L. B. Prince, Miss Virginia Prince, Mrs. 
Charles L. Grey, Hendersonville. Mrs. Al- 
monte E. Jones, Arlington, Va. 
Skelton, Mrs. James H., Sr., Anderson, S. C. — 
Mrs. L. H. Rankin, Mr. & Mrs. Cecil K. 
Allison, Ann C. Dickerson, Louise Patrick, Mr. 
& Mrs. Vernon Johnson, Dr. & Mrs. C. D. 
Thomas, Miss Gertrude Bryson, Mr. & Mrs. 
Hayes R. Connor, Mrs. Margaret Cook, Mrs. 
Louise Hamby, Mrs. Jewel Leonard, Mrs. 
Bobbie Pound, Mrs. lona Wilson, Mr. Bill 
Kuykendall, Mr. Joe Wallin, Mrs. Jo. Evans, 
Mrs. Evelyn Harwood, Black Mountain. Mr. 
& Mrs. Dixon M. Connelly, Swannanoa. 
Taggart, Mr. Glenn L., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
B. L. Prince, Connie and Dede Sluder, Mrs. 
O. L. Arnold, Mr. & Mrs. D. L. Simpson, Dr. 
& Mrs. R. E. McClure, Circle No. 3 of West 
Asheville Presbyterian Church, Kupples Klub 
of First Church, Mrs. G. P. Younginer & 
Family, Mrs. Allen Williamson, First Pres- 
byterian Church Choir, Circle No. 14 of 
First Church, Asheville. 



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Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 26 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 

{Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient information is given in blanks above) 



Tate, Mrs. Elizabeth F., Canton — Mr. & Mrs. 

Walter T. Holton, Mr. & Mrs. Joe F. Cathey, 

Mr. & Mrs. Edward E. Conley, Canton. Mr. & 

Mrs. A. C. Vickers, Spartanburg, S. C. 
Terrell, Mrs. Clifton, Sr., Waynesville — Mrs. 

Bernice Sentelle, Mr. & Mrs. Joe F. Cathey, 

Canton. 
Tompson, The Rev. C. M., Canton — Mr. & 

Mrs. William Milne, Canton. 
Tucker, Mr. James Richard, Rock Hill, S. C. — 

Circle No. 1 of the Presbyterian Church, 

Weaverville. 
Vaughan, Mrs. Jesse G., Iberia, Mo. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Horace DeHart, Bryson City. 
Walton, Mrs. W. Earl, Franklin — Circle No. 1 

of the Presbyterian Church, Franklin. 
Westfall, Mrs. Virginia H., Miami, Fla. — Mr. 

& Mrs. Edward E. Conley, Canton. 
Whiting, Mr. Percy H., Montrose, Ala. — Mr. 

& Mrs. Harry G. Fidler, Asheville. 



FAMILY LIFE SEMINARS 
FOR OUR PASTORS 

Pastors in Asheville Presbytery are i 
invited and encouraged to attend at 
least one of two Family Life Semi- 
nars to be conducted at Montreat. The 
Seminars are being sponsored by The 
Board of Christian Education and en- 
dorsed by the Synod of Appalachia and 
by the Presbytery of Asheville. 

The Seminars will be held Novem- 
ber 2-4; and November 6-8. 

Outstanding church leaders will pro- 
vide an opportunity for pastors to gain 
a deeper understanding for a really ef- 
fective ministry to families. 

During the summer meeting of Ashe- 
ville Presbytery a recommendation was 
adopted unanimously encouraging each 
local church to provide the pastor with 
the financial cost of attending the Fam- 
ily Life Seminar. 

If the church treasurer cannot appro- 
priate the necessary funds for the pas- 
tor to attend, perhaps the Women of 
the Claurch organization can adopt this 
as a special project. 

The cost of each Seminar will be 
$22.00, plus a $5.00 registration fee. 
Send registration card and fee immedi- 
ately. 



Watch This Column 

The Central Treasurer of Benevolences 
for Asheville Presbytery reports for 
period indicated below: 

January 1 — September 8 

BUDGETED 
Received for distribution to 

all Benevolent Causes 

Undesignated: $1 1 1,476.98 

Received for distribution to 

Special Benevolent Causes 
Designated: 32,900.39 

NON-BUDGETED 
Received for distribution to 

Special Causes 1,522.28 

Easter Offering 3,125.43 

Total Receipts $149,025.08 




SINCE 1910 



Our Mountain Work 

CHURCH EXTENSION • CHRISTIAN EDUCATION • THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN OF BLACK MOUNTAIN 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL • PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE. SYNOD OF APPALACHIA 

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN U. S. 



OCTOBER, 1967 

Entered as second-class matter June 1, 1930, 
it the Postoffice at Weaverville, N. C, under 
the Act of March 3, 1879. 



The Whole Work Of The Whole Church 

Promoted In Or Supported By 

Asheville Presbytery 

'Published Monthly At Weaverville, N. C, By 

Asheville Presbytery, Office of 

Executive Secretary 

Rev. VV. G. Thomas, D.D., Editor 
141/2 Church Street - - Asheville, N, C. 

Hev. H. B. Dendy, D.D. — Business Manager 
Weaverville, N. C. 

Subscription Price: $1.00 Per Annum 



/olume LVII October. 1967 No. 10 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT 
GOOD NEWS 

The Rev. T. Watson Street, D.D., Ex- 
ecutive Secretary of the Board of World 
Vlissions, will speak during the first peri- 
)d of the Christian Witness Worship 
:o be held at the First Presbyterian 
Hhurch, Asheville, Sunday afternoon, 
October 29, 3:00 to 6:00. 

The Rev. David W. A. Taylor, Edu- 
:ational Secretary of the Board of World 
Missions, will speak during the first 
period of the Christian Witness AA^ork- 
;hop to be held at the Bryson City Pres- 
jyterian Church, Bryson City, Sunday 
ifternoon, November 5, 3:00 to 6:00. 

This is good news for us, reported the 
Elev. Leroy V. Secrest who was assigned 
he responsibility of securing special 
ipeakers for both workshops. 

NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS 



9~Michael Bates 
19— Keith Thomas 
15 — Sandra Laughter 
30 — Melanie Hyatt 



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ETOWAH CHILDREN'S CHOIR 

Front Row, Left to Right: Carol Johnson, Lynn Allison, David Lancaster, Terri 
Ganey, Beth Lancaster. Back Rovr, Left to Right: Deborah Allison, Patricia Gash, 
Sandra Ganey, Jackie Johnson. Etowah Children's Choir Director: Mrs. George Ganey. 



"The Lord hath done great things for 
lis, whereof we are glad." Psalm 

Sunday, October 1, 1967, was a great 
day for the members and friends of the 
Etowah Presbyterian Church. A dedica- 
tory service was conducted during the 
evening worship service, 7:30 o'clock. 

A large congregation assembled for the 
service of worship and praise. The 
church building, costing more than $35-, 
000.00 and the manse $17,000.00, was 
declared free of financial indebtedness 
and were dedicated unto the glory and 
praise of God. 

Sharing in the service with the pastor, 
the Rev. George F. Ganey, were: the 
Rev. W. C. Neel, a former pastor; the 
Rev. R. E. McClure, executive secretary 
of Asheville Presbytery from 1943-1965; 
the Rev. W. G. Thomas; the Children's 
Choir, directed by Mrs. George F. Gan- 
ey; and Ruling Elder Noble Allison, 
who directed the building program of 
the church and manse. 

Mr. Allison was presented with a can- 
celled note for a loan of $10,000.00 se- 
cured from the Board of National Min- 

More On Page Six 



WHAT PRESBYTERY DID 
FALL MEETING 

Met October 10th at the First Church, 
Highlands; pastor, the Rev. Grover C. 
Sewell, Jr.; ladies of the church served 
an appetizing and satisfying meal. 

Worship service conducted by the 
Rev. A. Allen Gardner, Jr., who pre- 
sided as moderator. The sacrament of 
the Lord's Supper was administered by 
the Rev. Richard G. Shelor and the Rev. 
John C. Neville, Jr., assisted by ruling 
elders from various churches. Prayer for 
the missionaries and the family and 
ministry of the late Rev. J. W. Gam- 
mon was offered by the Rev. Hugh L. 
Eichelberger, Jr. 

Received two ministers: the Rev. Cal- 
vin S. Rice from the Presbytery of At- 
lanta; and the Rev. Donald A. Swicord 
from the Presbytery of Knoxville. Ap- 
pointed Commissions to install Mr. Rice 
as pastor of the Hayesville Church, Sun- 
day, October 22, 7:30 o'clock, and as 

More On Page Five 



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The Presbyterian Home For Children 
Of Black Mountain. N. C Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 

Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 

W. G. Thomas, Treasurer Don C. Mckenzie, Superintendent 

i church street, asheville, n. c. r.f.d. 1. black mountain. n. c. 

Tel. Asheville, 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa, 686-3666 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



October, 1967 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 
Presbytery of Asheville 
Synod of Appalachia 
1966-1967 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. S. S. Cooley, P. O. 
Box 745, Black Mountain, N. C. 
28711 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. Grace 
Stamey, Box 294, Waynesville, N. C. 
28711 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
Guy White, Kanawha Drive, Mon- 
treal, N. C. 28757 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. M. L. Williams, 121 Church 
Street, Black Mountain, N. C. 

TREASURER — Mrs. W. M. Green, 
Box 253, Hazelwood, N. C. 

HISTORIAN Mrs. Mark Sumner, 38 

Faircrest Road, Asheville, N. C. 
28804 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor — Mrs. M. L. Williams, (See 
above) 

MEN OF THE CHURCH 

PRESIDENT T. Kendall O'Barr, 

Westminster Church, 27 Bull Moun- 
tain Road, Asheville, N. C. 28805. 

FIRST V.P. Jack Ward, Arden 

Church, 206 Linden Street, Arden, N. 
C. 28704 

SECOND V.P. — M. R. Whisenhunt, 
Hazelvtrood Church, Drawer 599, 
Waynesville, N. C. 28786 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Louis B. 
Joyner, Swannanoa Church, 140 East- 
vrood Ave., Swannanoa, N. C. 

FIRST DIVISION CHAIRMAN— Thom- 
as A. McGuire, Franklin Church, Hill- 
crest Circle, Franklin, N. C. 

SECOND DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
L. H. Parmele, First Church, Hender- 
sonville, Ridgecrest Drive, Hender- 
sonville, N. C. 28739 

THIRD DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
Frank P. Scott, West Asheville 
Church, 62 Westwood Ave., Asheville, 
N. C. 

YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 

MODERATOR — Mark Cooper, Grace 
Covenant^ Asheville 

VICE-MODERATOR— Ed LaFountaine, 
Waynesville 

STATED CLERK — Vicki Patton, West 
Asheville 

REGISTRAR — Mark Boggs, First 
Church 

HISTORIAN — Beverly Neighbors, West 
Asheville 

TREASURER — Sarah Brown, First 
Henderson ville 

DISTRICT CHAIRMAN— Mike Claxton, 
Bryson City; Paul Saenger, West- 
minster; Janie McCrary, First Hen- 
dersonville; Mark Wood, Grace Cove- 
nant; Lee Galloway, Brevard; Susan 
Rodda, Andrews. 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. J. 
Douglas Heck, The Rev. Robert S. 
Busey, Miss Geraldine Rustin, First 
Henderson ville. 



1967 
Commitm 

1,800 

6,811 

56,000 

10 

342 

9,000 

17,394 

240 

4,800 

4,300 

500 

600 

1,200 

1,300 

1,200 

17,902 

320 

5,198 

28,000 

2,500 

289 

9,515 

1,000 

4,090 

2,160 

8,500 

360 

2,266 

10,564 

""5','8'7'6 
2,900 
3,420 
2,900 

14,186 
9,150 
7,087 

$243,674 



THE BENEVOLENT GIVING OF THE CHURCHES 
JANUARY 1, 1967 THROUGH OCTOBER 9, 1967 

Budgeted Non-Budgeted 

ent Church Undesignated Designated Designated Total 

Andrews 1,170.38 75.69 1,246.07 

Arden 3,466.00 85.00 3,531.00 

Asheville First 32,337.89 3,480.15 364.00 36,182.04 

Bethel (C) 

Bethel (H) 278.38 21.00 67.00 366.38 

Black Mountain 5,004.45 1,685.75 499.37 7,189.57 

Brevard-D.R. 11,650.00 2,865.17 14,515.17 

Brittains Cove 110.00 25.00 25.00 160.00 

Bryson City 4,125.00 837.64 191.30 5,153.94 

Canton 1,533.60 738.19 126.25 2,398.04 

Cullowhee 250.00 68.40 318.40 

Dillingham 377.50 51.50 32.30 461.30 

Etowah 847.54 156.65 24.08 1,028.27 

Franklin 1,155.00 723.27 62.57 1,940.84 

Friendship 650.00 127.77 5.00 782.77 ;| 

Grace Covenant 11,120.85 1,444.68 593.93 13,159.46 

Hayesville 75.57 75.57 

Hazelwood 1,740.00 49.54 1,789.54 

Hendersonville 11,969.70 6,517.73 559.26 19,046.69 

Highlands 2,100.00 20.00 2,120.00 

Ivy Park 50.00 30.00 80.00 i 

Kenilworth 5,500.00 373.50 5,873.50 

Lakey Gap 797.39 797.39 

Malvern Hills 2,025.00 1,891.55 949.95 4,866.50 

Mills River 1,724.56 131.10 60.86 1,916.52 

Montreat 3,470.47 884.00 4,354.47 

Morrison 235.84 235.84 

Murphy 1,135.00 138.65 85.40 1,359.05 

Oak Forest 4,429.13 2,703.00 296.08 7,428.21 

Riceville 

Swannanoa 2,542.71 679.31 3,222.02 

Sylva 2,720.50 162.65 76.47 2,959.62 

Trinity 2,469.40 505.34 2,974.74 

Waynesville 920.00 815.00 28.00 1,763.00 

Weaverville 6,837.44 3,368.93 273.71 10,480.08 

West Asheville 5,051.00 427.20 101.25 5,579.45 

Westminster 5,319.00 613.55 110.91 6,043.46 

$129,933.30 36,768.37 4,697.23 171,398.90 






THE CHRISTIAN WITNESS SEASON 

JANUARY - FEBRUARY - MARCH 

THEME 

"CHRIST AND THE FAITHS OF MEN" 

TWO WORKSHOPS: 

(1) First Presbyterian Church, Asheville, Sunday, October 29, 3:00 - 6:00 P.M.! 

(2) Bryson City Pres. Church, Bryson City, Sunday, November 5, 3:00 - 6:00 P.M.! 



PURPOSE: 



ATTENDANCE: 



TRANSPORTATION : 



SPONSORS: 



APPROVED: 



To prepare for the 1968 Witness Season 

To review the study books 

To review the suggested films 

To plan for the Bible Study 

To announce available speakers 

To plan for the Week of Prayer and Self-Denial 

To offer suggestions for a School of Missions in the 

local church 

The following are specifically invited and others will 

receive a cordial welcome — 

Committee on Witness and Service 

Committee on World Missions 

Committee on Evangelism 

Christian Action Chairman — WOC 

Ecumenical Missions and Relations Chairman — 

WOC 

Officers and advisers of youth groups 

Church school leaders 

Pastors 

Each person (or several in same church) arrange his 
own transportation. Please fill your car. 

The World Missions Committee and the Church Ex- 
tension Committee of Asheville Presbytery. 

Asheville Presbytery October 10, 1967. 



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October, 1967 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Five 



Two Evenings for Evangelism Nov. 6 and 7 



What the local church can do to bet- 
er carry out its evangelistic task will be 
;he topic at two "evenings for evangel- 
sm" in Asheville Presbytery next month. 

Members of all the presbytery's con- 
gregations are invited to attend one 
)f the meetings. The first will be held 
it the Arden church Nov. 6, and the 
econd will be conducted at the Frank- 
in church Nov. 7. Both will begin at 
' p.m. 




The presbytery, through its evangel- 
>m committee, is jointly sponsoring the 
venings with the Presbyterian Evan- 
elistic Fellowship. Speakers will in- 
lude the Rev. William E. Hill, Jr., of 
lopewell, Va., founder of the fellow- 
hip, and the Rev. John Fain of Hen- 
iersonville, one of the PEF evangelists. 

Presiding at both the Arden and 
'ranklin meetings will be Dr. Harold 
Jacon of Bryson City, chairman of the 
iresbytery's evangelism committee. 

In letters to pastors and sessions, Dr. 
iacon has asked teaching and ruling el- 
lers to plan to attend one of the "eve- 
lings" and to encourage others in their 
ongregations to attend. Each session 
las been asked to designate one officer 
have the special responsibility of in- 



forming members of the church about 
the meetings. 

Purpose of the two "evenings" accord- 
ing to Dr. Bacon's letter, is to "inform, 
inspire and instruct" participants in pre- 
paring for spiritual revival in the 
chuixhes and communities they serve. 

Such "evenings" have been sponsored 
by a number of other presbyteries 
throughout the General Assembly. The 
concept was developed by the Presbyte- 
rian Evangelistic Fellowship to help ac- 
quaint churchmen with the successful 
work that is being done in the field of 
witness by Presbyterians and to encour- 
age others to become actively involved 
in the field. 

Plans for the November meetings were 
approved by Asheville Presbytery unan- 
imously at the October meeting in High- 
lands. When the evangelism commit- 
tee's recommendations were presented to 
the presbytery, it was stressed that the 
"evenings" are not intended to replace 
regular programs of witness or series of 
special services in local missions. 

The two-and-one-half hour gatherings 
are intended to be a concentrated period 
of attention to a priority concern of 
Presbyterians, led by experienced evan- 
gelists. 

Presbyterian Evangelistic Fellowship, 
the co-sponsor of the programs, was be- 
gun in 1958 when William E. Hill, Jr., 
gave up a pastorate of 29 years to devote 
his full time to evangelistic work. Lay- 
men and ministers are active in the work 
of PEF, and seven other ministers are 
full-time PEF evangelists. All are mem- 
bers in good standing of presbyteries of 
the Presbyterian Church US. 

Mr. Hill was pastor of the West End 
Presbyterian Church of Hopewell, Va., 
from 1929 until he started PEF. During 
that pastorate he saw the congregation 
grow from 75 to over 1,000. The church 
is also well known for its day school pro- 
gram. It is in Hanover Presbytery, in 
which Mr. Hill maintains his member- 
ship and which he has served as mod- 
erator. He is a graduate of Davidson 
College and Union Seminary. 



Mr. Fain, former pastor of the First 
Presbyterian Church of Hendersonville, 
is one of two members of Asheville Pres- 
b)tcry on the PEF staff. The other is 
Henry S. Schum, former pastor of the 
Swannanoa church. Mr. Fain is also 
a Davidson College alumnus and attend- 
ed Columbia Seminary. He served 
churches in the synods of Georgia, North 
Carolina and Florida before coming to 
Asheville Presbytery. He joined PEF 
in March 1966. 




Mr. Schum, who will not be able to 
assist in the November meetings because 
of conflicting engagements, reported on 
his work at the October meeting of pres- 
bytery. 

In addition to the two evangelists, the 
"evenings" will include the testimony 
of E. William Thompson Jr., a Greens- 
boro layman active in the work of PEF. 

Music for the meetings will be under 
the direction of Samuel Smith of the 
Hazelwood church. Included in the pro- 
gram for each will be an intermission 
for refreshments and fellowship. 



ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

'^rom Page One 

castor of the Andrews Church, Sunday, 

October 29, 7:30 o'clock. 

A certificate of Ordination was pre- 
ented to the Rev. J. Douglas Heck, and 
i certificate of Honorable Retirement 
o the Rev. R. E. McClure. 

Heard addresses by the Rev. Fred R. 
>tair, the new president of Union The- 
ilogical Seminary, Richmond; the Rev. 
ien Williams, the director of Vocation- 
il Guidance Center, King College; the 
^ev. Marion Boggs and the Rev. B. 
ioyt Evans, member of the Joint Com- 
nittee of Twenty-Four. 



Approved a popular meeting to be 
held in the near future to consider the 
progress being made toward the union 
of the Presbyterian Church, U. S., and 
the Reformed Church in America. 

Appointed the Rev. John C. Neville, 
Jr., and Mr. Donald C. McKenzie to at- 
tend a conference to be sponsored by 
the Assembly's General Council for the 
purpose of studying our Institutional 
Forms. 

Approved the two Proposed Amend- 
ments To The Constitution, namely, "a 
member who is serving as an unor- 
dained missionary under the Board of 
World Missions may become a member 
of the Church to which he is related 



in missionary service . . . ."; and "A 
Minister who is serving abroad as a mis- 
sionary under the Board of World Mis- 
sions may become a member of a Pres- 
bytery of the Church to which he is re- 
lated in missionary service " 

Nominated Mr. Thomas H. Lamb, a 
member of the Oak Forest Church and 
currently serving as chairman of Pres- 
bytery's Council, as Moderator-Nominee. 

Heard reports from the various execu- 
tive and permanent committees. 

Accepted an invitation from the Mal- 
vern Hills Church for Presbytery to meet 
there Tuesday, January 16, 1968, 9:30 
A.M. 



Page Six 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



October, 1967 



M^mnrtal (Stfla 

The Presbyterian Home for Children 
Black Mountain, N. C. 



Bullock, Mrs. Duncan Douglas, Roi^and, N. C;. 

— Mrs. R. L. Slade, Asheville. 

Burns, Mrs. Dana, Asheville — Circle No. 10 

of First Church, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Olin 

Dillard, Candler. 
Burton, Miss Ellen, Lexington, Kv. — Miss 

Josephine Osborne, Weavei'ville. 
CoLDWELL, Mr. Robert, Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. 

Enno F. Camenzind, Brevard. 
Coleman, Miss Mary, Asheville — Mrs. Robert 

P. Williams, Sr., Mr. & Mrs. Banks Beard, 

Circle No. 12 of First Church, Asheville. 
CooLEY, Mrs. Rena, Hendersonville — Home 

Circle of First Church, Hendersonville. 
Corkill, Mr. W. a., Chester, S. C. — Mrs. C. 

B. Martin, Mr. & Mrs. A. Huntington Patch, 

Asheville. 
Cunningham, Mrs. Emma Mashburn, Franklin 

— Mr. & Mrs. James Fanning, Sr., Franklin. 
Cunningham, Minnie J., Franklin — Mrs. Ha- 
zel M. Hylton, Franklin. 

Davis, Mrs. J. W. S., Andrews — Mr. & Mrs, 
Ben Ray, Miss Frances McPherson, Miss 
Helen McPherson, Mrs. Fannie B. Pullium, 
Presbyterian Women of the Church, Andrews. 

DoLBEL-i Mr. Earl Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Enno F. Camenzind, Brevard. 

Drake, Mr. George J., Hendersonville — Mr. 
& Mrs. K. C. Prince, Mr. & Mrs. E. C. Perry, 
West Palm Beach, Fla. Lt. & Mrs. James M. 
Drake, Hendersonville. 

FooTE, Mr. Westley, Oneonta, N. Y. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Robert Harding, Jr. ,Sylva. 

Galloway, Mr. Jess A., Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. 
Lee Norton, Mrs. Harold Bangs, Brevard. 

Gammon, Rev. William J., D.D., Montreat — 
Mrs. D. Collins Lee, Montreat. Mrs. L. M. 
W^est, Canton. 

Gresham, Rev. Paul N., Greenville, S. C. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Walter W. Alexander, Mrs. W. 
M. Jordan, Mrs. C. R. Sumner, Mr. & Mrs. 
Waldo Lanning, Mr. & Mrs. Ben L. Stanfiel, 
Mrs. Ruth W. Geddings & Sandra, Mr. & 
Mrs. Ralph M. Nelson, Mr. & Mrs. Hugh 
Mauney & Patricia, Mrs. J. A. Goforth, Miss 
Sara Goforth, Mrs. Eric R. Hall, Asheville. 
Mrs. H. L. Guin, Charlotte, N. C. Mrs. Sarah 
G. Glisson, Bluffton, S. C. Arden Presbyte- 
rian Church, Arden. 

Gwvnn, Miss Mary, Brevard — Miss Josephine 
Osborne, Miss Lorraine Larson, Weaverville. 
Mr. & Mrs. Albert E. Norville, Mr. & Mrs. 
Frank G. Carr, The Frank Ferrell Family, Mr. 
& Mrs. Charles F. Himes, Pisgah Candy Com- 
pany, Miss Anne Benson Priest, Circle No. 2 
of Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian 
Church, Brevard. 
Hall, Mrs. Olive MacDonald, Oteen — Mr. 
& Mrs. J. T. Blackwell, Brevard. 

Hawkins, Mrs. Lucy Hart, Asheville — Wom- 
en of the Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. 
Lucile Jo and Peggy Rhineheardt, Troutman, 
N. C. 



Haws, Mrs. Suzanne, Montreat — Mr. & Mrs. 
C. L. McKee, Black Mountain. 

Hensley, Mr. Earl, Detroit, Mich. — Mr. & 
Mrs. F. P. Ray, Gary & Vickie, Weaverville. 

Hollifield, Sarah Ray, Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Otis E. Stepp, Sr., Canton. 

Hoover, Mr. Pressley, Charlotte, N. C. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Harold Flanagan, Hendersonville. 

Hyams, Mr. W. T., Bryson City — Mr. & Mrs. 
P. S. Ferguson, Circle No. 2 of the Presbyte- 
rian Church, Bryson City. 

Johnson, Mr. D. Terry, Whittier, N. C. — 
Women of the Bethel Presbyterian Church, 
W^aynesville. 

Jones, Mr. George, Tryon, N. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Albert E. Norville, Brevard. 

Kelly, Capt. B. E., Jr., Columbia, S. C. — Mr. 
& Mrs. R. D. Eskridge, Asheville. 

Knott, Mrs. E. L., Atlanta, Ga. — Mrs. J. R. 
Bulgin, Franklin. 

LaFountaine, Mrs. C. L., Waynesville — Cir- 
cle No. 1 of the Presbyterian Church, Waynes- 
ville. 

LaMotte, Mr. Robert, Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. 
Albert E. Norville, Brevard. 

Lance, Spec. 4 Larry Gay — Mr. & Mrs. Charles 
A. Allen, Hendersonville. 

McCoRKi.E, Mrs. Margaret, Asheville — Mrs. 
Sophia S. Hopson, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. L. 
W. Marker, Jr., Pewee Valley, Ky. 

McGinn, Mr. S. B., Charlotte, N. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Robert Felkel, Asheville. 

McKenzie, Mr. G. W., Monroe, N. C. — Offi- 
cers of the Black Mountain Presbyterian 
Church, Black Mountain. 

Meador, Mrs. Ella C, Asheville — Mrs. C .Y. 
Bulloch, Asheville. 

Murphy, Mr. George R., Sr., Asheville — Mr. 
& Mrs. Mark Sumner, Sr., Mr. & Mrs. H. J. 
Runnion, Asheville. 

O'Kelley, Mr. F. H., Atlanta, Ga. — Dr. & 
Mrs. W. G. Thomas, Asheville. 

Paxton, Mrs. Alice Wood, Brevard — Eliza- 
beth Stenhouse, Black Mountain. 

PowLAS, Mrs. Henry, Weaverville — Mr. & 
Mrs. A. F. Tyson, Jr., Black Mountain. 

Ray, Mr. John B., Franklin — Mr. & Mrs. B. 
L. McGiamery, Adult S. S. Class No. 3 of 
Presbyterian Church, Franklin. 

Reveley, Mr. R. y., Lexington, Va. — Emma 
McNair Ladies Class of Presbyterian Church, 
Canton. 

Rhodes, Mr. Bonsall, Asheville — Miss Helen 
Taylor, Miss Elizabeth L Taylor. Asheville. 

Scott, Mrs. Ora, Florence, S. C. — Mrs. Joe F. 
Maloney, Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Allen, Mrs. L. 
K. Singley, Mr. & Mrs. Wyly G. Campbell, 
Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. Enno F. Camen- 
zind, Brevard. 

Singley, Mr. Leslie K., Hendersonville — The 
Session of First Church, Hendersonville. Mr. 
& Mrs. Enno F. Camenzind, Brevard. 

Sparks, Mr. James H., Asheville — Men's Bi- 
ble Class of Malvern Hills Presbyterian 
Church, Asheville. 
Taggart, Mr. G. L., Asheville — Mrs. W. M. 
Hall, Circle No. 7 of First Church, Asheville. 
Tate, Mrs. J. E., Canton — Miss Elizabeth 
Quaintance, Mrs. Stuart W. Ross, Lake Juna- 
luska. Mr. & Mrs. Thad W. McNaull, Char- 
lotte. 



Memorial Gift for The Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 

Enclosed is $ In Memory Of 



name of deceased 



Who died. 



at 



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Send acknowledgement to_ 
Address 



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complete address for mail, please 



Donor's Name- 



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Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 26 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 

{Acknowhdgetnent cards will he mailed promptly if sufficient information is given in blanks above) 



Terrell, Mrs. Virginia Russell, Waynesville 

— Mr. & Mrs. J. Edwin Justice, Canton. 
Vaughan, Mrs. Rachel, Iberia, Mo. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Cecil Plott, Circle No. 2 of Presbyterian 

Church, Bryson City. 
Wall, Mrs. George, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. I 

H. J. Runnion, Asheville. j 

Wilson, Mrs. Della, Canton — Mr. Edward' 

H. Coulson, Asheville. 



ETOWAH CHURCH 

From Page One 

istries, Atlanta; and a cancelled note tor 
a loan of $5,000.00 secured from the 
Presbyterian Home for Children. 

The realization that no financial in- 
debtedness existed on the church build- 
ing and the manse brought great "joy 
and gladness" into the hearts of the 
members; and tire challenge for rededi- 
cation of life and all for Christ and His 
Kingdom was readily accepted. The 
Doxology, "Praise God From Whom All 
Blessings Flow" was sung with great 
vim and vigor. 

During one year and four months of 
his ministry at the Etowah Church, the 
Rev. George F. Ganey, has witnessed 
many evidences of growth in all phases 
of the church's program. The Children's 
Choir, under the direction of Mrs. 
Ganey, is an outstanding achievement. 

The Etowah Church is now facing an 
opportunity for growth and expansion. 

Following the service the congrega- 
tion joined by members from other 
churches in the community, enjoyed an 
evening of Christian fellowship in the 
home of the Rev. and Mrs. Ganey. 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 
RECOMMENDATIONS 

During the fall meeting of Asheville 
Presbytery, October 10, the following 
recommendations were adopted. 

• That Presbytery accept the resigna- 
tion of the Rev. G. Daniel McCall 
as Chairman of the Youth Coun- I 
cil of the Christian Education 
Committee and that appreciation ■ 
for his excellent service be ex- j 
pressed by a standing vote. 

• That Presbytery approve the ap- 
pointment of the Rev. J. Douglas 
Heck as chairman of the Youth ' 
Council. 

• That Presbytery authorize the Ex- 
ecutive Committee on Christian 
Education to negotiate a contract 
with Merchant Construction Com- 
pany, Asheville, in the amount of 
$26,200, to build a 38'x80' kitchen- 
dining facility on Presbytery's 
Camp property, exterior work to 
be completed by December 15, 
1967 and interior work and instal- 
lation to be finished by April 1, 
1968. 

• That Presbytery hear briefly Dr. 
Ben Williams, Director of Synod's 
Guidance Program. 







SINCE 1910 



Our Mountain Work 

CHURCH EXTENSION • CHRISTIAN EDUCATION • THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN OF BLACK MOUNTAIN 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL • PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE. SYNOD OF APPALACHIA 

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN U. S. 

MISSIONARY FAMILY ENJOYS HAPPY REUNION 



NOVEMBER, 1967 
intercd as second-class matter June 1, 1930, 
It the Postoffice at Weaverville, N. C, under 
he Act of March 3, 1879. 

The Whole Work Of The Whole Church 

Promoted In Or Supported By 

Asheville Presbytery 

Published Monthly At Weaverville, N. C, By 

Asheville Presbytery, Office of 

Executive Secretary 

Rev. W. G. Thomas^ D.D., Editor 
141/2 Church Street - - Asheville, N. C. 

iEV. H. B. Dendy, D.D. — Business Manager 
Weaverville, N. C. 

Subscription Price: fl.OO Per Annum 

/olume LVII November, 1967 No. 11 



AT CHRISTMAS, 1967 
REMEMBER MISSIONARIES 

With Your Prayers 
And Your Greeting 

There are 47 names in the list appear- 
ing below, not including children in 
nany families. 

In each case extreme care has been 
^iven to addresses for mail at Christ- 
nas time. The list was submitted to 
he Board of World Missions, and the 
iddresses checked by Miss Kay Procter, 
'Missionary Itineration and Support" 
Department of the Board. 
(M) — Member of Asheville Presbytery. 
From — A Member of this church when 
they went to the field. 
(S) — Support provided in part by 

church named, 
[n case the individual is not a Minister, 

the nature of his work is indicated, 

if known. 

Remember each one in prayer con- 
itantly, and use the address given for a 
special Christmas Greeting. 




L-R: Top Row — James L. Jackson, Jr. — Luluabourg, Congo; Rev. Wm. H. Jackson — 
Bear Grass, N. C.; Rev. James L. Jackson, Sr. — Asheville; Cecil M. Jackson — Asheville, 
Enka; Second Row — Mrs. James L. Jackson, Jr.; Mrs. James L. Jackson, Sr.; Mrs. Ce- 
cil M. Jackson; Mrs. Wm. H. Jackson and daughter, Catherine Mary; Bottom Row — 
Katherine Susanne, daughter of Rev. & Mrs. J. L. Jackson of Congo; Wade Cecil, 
son of Mr. & Mrs. Cecil M. Jackson; Jonathan Paul, son of Rev. & Mrs. J. L. Jackson 
of Congo; Ann Elizabeth, daughter of Rev. & Mrs. Wm. H. Jackson. 



The Rev. and Mrs. James Lambert 
Jackson, Jr., and their two children, 
Jonathan Paul and Katherine Suzanne, 
now on furlough from Luluabourg, Af- 
rica, recently enjoyed the unique ex- 
perience of a happy reunion with his 
father and mother and the families of 
his two brothers. The reunion took place 
at the home of the Rev. and Mrs. James 
L. Jackson, Sr., 25 Chester Place, West 
Asheville. While on their first furlough, 
the address is: 1204 Rennie Avenue, 
Richmond, Virginia 23227. 

The Rev. James L. Jackson Sr., for- 
merly of Americus, Ga., and Mrs. Alma 
Headen Jackson, formerly of High Point, 
N. C, while serving as missionaries to 
the Congo, were married on December 

More On Page Two 



THE JOY GIFT FOR 
MINISTERIAL RELIEF 

Dr. Wade H. Boggs, Sr., formerly 
Executive Secretary of the Board of An- 
nuities and Relief, and now serving as 
chairman of Presbytery's Permanent 
Committee on Annuities and Relief, 
makes the following appeal for a gene- 
rous Joy Gift during the month of 
December. 

Ministerial Relief is aid given to aged 
ministers and lay employees of the 
Church who have reached old age and 
are in need. In some instances the de- 
pj;ndents of such aged employees of the 
Church are also eligible for such assi- 

More On Page Two 



&m 



Sf6&3 H XtTH T©^3t?0 



The Presbyterian Home For Children 
Of Black Mountain, N. C, Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage. Inc 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 
W. G. THOMAS. Treasurer don C. McKENzrE, Superintendent 

14y2 CHURCH STREET, ASHEVILLE, N. C. R.F.D. I. BLACK MOUNTAIN N. C 

TEL. ASHEVILLE, 252-3061 TEL. SwrANNANOA, 686-3666 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



November, 1967 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 
Presbytebt of ASHEVnXE 
Synod of Appalachia 
1966-1967 

PRESIDENT— Mrs. S. S. Cooley, P. O. 
Box 745, Black Mountain, N. C. 
28711 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. Grace 
Stamey, Box 294, Waynesville, N. C. 
28711 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
Guy White, Kanawha Drive, Mon- 
treal, N. C. 28757 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. M. L. Williams, 121 Church 
Street, Black Mountain, N. C. 

TREASURER — Mrs. W. M. Green, 
Box 253, Hazelwood, N. C. 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. Mark Sumner, 38 
Faircrest Road, Asheville, N. C. 
28804 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor — Mrs. M. L. Williams, (See 
above) 

MEN OF THE CHURCH 

PRESIDENT — T. Kendall O'Barr, 
Westminster Church, 27 Bull Moun- 
tain Road, Asheville, N. C. 28805. 

FIRST V.P. — Jack Ward, Arden 
Church, 206 Linden Street, Arden, N. 
C. 28704 

SECOND V.P. — M. R. Whisenhunt, 
Hazelwood Church, Drawer 599, 
Waynesville, N. C. 28786 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Louis B. 
Joyner, Swannanoa Church, 140 East- 
wood Ave., Swannanoa, N. C. 

FIRST DIVISION CHAIRMAN— Thom- 
as A. McGuire, Franklin Church, Hill- 
crest Circle, Franklin, N. C. 

SECOND DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
L. H. Parmele, First Church, Hender- 
sonville, Ridgecrest Drive, Hender- 
sonville, N. C. 28739 

THIRD DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
Frank P. Scott, West Asheville 
Church, 62 Westwood Ave., Asheville, 
N. C. 

YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 

MODERATOR — Mark Cooper, Grace 
Covenant^ Asheville 

VICE-MODERATOR — Ed LaFountaine, 
Waynesville 

STATED CLERK— Vicki Patton, West 
Asheville 

REGISTRAR 
Church 



Mark Boggs, First 



HISTORIAN — Beverly Neighbors, West 
Asheville 

TREASURER — Sarah Brown, First 
Hendersonville 

DISTRICT CHAIRMAN— Mike Claxton, 
Bryson City; Paul Saenger, West- 
minster; Janie McCrary, First Hen- 
dersonville; Mark Wood, Grace Cove- 
nant; Lee Galloway, Brevard; Susan 
Rodda, Andrews. 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. J. 
Douglas Heck, The Rev. Robert S. 
Busey, Miss Geraldine Rustin, First 
Hendersonville. 



JACKSON FAMILY 

Fra>m Page One 

14, 1932. To the union there are three 
sons: James Lambert, Jr., serving as a 
missionary to the Congo; William 
Headen, serving as a pastor of the Bear 
Grass and Roberson Presbyterian 
Churches, Williamston, N. C; and Cecil 
MaiTiner, employed at the American 
Enka Corporation, and living at 30 
Debra Lane, West Asheville, and a dea- 
con in the Malvern Hills Presbyterian 
Church. 

The Rev. James L, Jackson, Sr., is 
pastor of the Malvern Hills Church and 
during the eight years of this successful 
pastorate he has witnessed a large in- 
crease in church membership, and ex- 
pansion in the building program and 
facilities, a tremendous development 
in Christian Education, Stewardship, cur- 
rent expense and benevolence, and 
World Missions. The Malvern Hills 
Church is now giving partial support 
to missionaries: Miss Cora Wayland, 
Korea; and the Rev. and Mrs. James L. 
Jackson, Jr., Congo. 

Since becoming a member of Ashe- 
ville Presbytery in 1959, James L. Sr., 
has taken an active part in the worship 
and work of Asheville Presbytery and the 
Synod of Appalachia. He has served 
faithfully and diligently as a member 
and chairman of several committees, as 
moderator of the Presbytery, as a com- 
missioner to the General Assembly, and 
as a member of the Church Extension 
Committee of the Synod. 

Naturally Mr. and Mrs. James L. Sr., 
are exceedingly proud of the three Jack- 
son families and particularly of the six 
grandchildren. One grand child, Mic- 
hael David, the son of Mrs. and Mrs. 
Cecil has been born since the above 
picture was made. The three families 
are composed of: The Rev. and Mrs. 
James L. Jackson, Jr., and two child- 
ren, Jonathan Paul and Katherine 
Suzanne; the Rev. and Mrs. William 
H. Jackson and two children, Ann Eliza- 
beth and Catherine Mary; and Mr. and 
Mrs. Cecil M. Jackson and two children, 
Wade Cecil and Michael David. 



THE JOY GIFT 

From Page One 

stance in case of need. Some of the Mini- 
sterial Relief funds come from a per- 
centage of the regular benevolent bud- 
gets of the churches; another large part 
of it comes from the annual Joy Gift in 
all of our churches in December. Some 
also comes from the income from some 
Ministerial Relief Endowment Funds. 

This Ministerial Relief fund is all 
that our Board has to meet the needs of 
ministers who were required on account 
of age or ill health to retire before the 



Ministers Annuity Fund was opened for 
participation in its benefits. 

In about 1946 the Board, by permis- 
sion of the General Assembly, began to 
use some Ministerial Relief Funds to 
meet emergency financial situations in 
the lives of those retired on the benefits 
of the Ministers Annuity Fund. For 
many years after this fund was opened ! 
the benefits were inadequate to meet 
even the necessities of life where this ! 
was the only source of income. But the 
churches realized the need in the lives 
of many retired ministers, and has pro- 
vided generously so the Board has been j 
able to make increasing provisions for • 
those who have given their all to the 
Church until old age has laid them aside 
by disability of one kind or another. 

Surely the Church will continue to 
provide a generous Joy Gift for this wor- 
thy cause each December so that our 
Board of Annuities and Relief can con- 
tinue to "Minister to His Servants" in 
Christ's name. When one gives his whole 
adult life in sacrificial service to the 
Church, surely the Church will not leti 
him down in old age. A generous Joyj 
Gift on the part of every one is the] 
answer to this need. 



THE ANNUAL MEETING 
CHURCH EXTENSION 

The annual meeting for the Church 
Extension Pastors, members of the 
Church Extension Committee, and re- 
presentatives from the aid-receiving! 
churches will be held at the First Church, 
Asheville, Friday, December 8, 11:00 A. 
M. to 2:00 P.M. 

The program will consist of oral re- 
ports from the churches, requests fori 
aid during 1968, a study of the guide- 
lines for the aid-receiving churches dur- 
ing 1968, and a presentation of the waysi 
the various committees of the presbytery; 
can help the churches. 

The Rev. J. E. Bates, a member of) 
the Church Extension Committee, will, 
present the "Challenge of Home Mis- 
sions"; and representatives from thei 
following committees will be on the pro-i 
gram: Presbytery's Council, Thomas H.I 
Lamb; Church Extension, Leroy V. Se-i 
crest; Christian Education, B. Hoyti 
Evans; World Missions, James L. Jack-i 
son; and Office of the Executive Secre-I 
tary, J. Clayton Lime. 

There are thirteen aid-receiving 
churches and ten workers: Andrews-| 
Hayesville, Calvin S. Rice; Brittains Cove 
and Bethel, J. Douglas Heck; Bethel CJ 
Robert P. Grumpier; Cullowhee, Stan-! 
ley L. Bennett; Dillingham and Ivy ParkJ 
Daniel E. Carlton; Etowah, George FJ 
Ganey; Friendship, Joseph H. Armfieldj 
Lakey Gap, C. W. Solomon; Morrison; 
W. Ted Smith, Jr., and Trinity, Hugh L. 
Eichelberger, Jr. 

Lunch will be served at the Firs(|| 
Church, Asheville at 1:00 o'clock. 



Tovember, 1967 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



REMEMBER MISSIONARIES 



'<'rom Page One 

A copy of this issue is mailed to 
each, expressing the Christmas 
Greeting of the entire Presbytery. 

lev. and Mrs. Charles G. Alexander 
Cornelia, Georgia 30531 

— (S) Canton 

— On Furlough from Brazil 

Jr. and Mrs. Paul Alexander 
1044 Alta Vista Road 
Louisville, Ky. 40205 

— Education (S) Oak Forest. 
— ^On Furlough from Taiwan 

iev. and Mrs. Robert L. Armistead 
Apartado 105, Chilpancingo 
Guerrero, Mexico 

— (S) Hendersonville 1st 

lev. and Mrs. Walter P. Baldwin 
3/1 Maruya Cho, 4 Chome 
Showa Ku, Nagoya, Japan 

— (M) Former Pastor Brevard-D.R. 

— ^Mrs. Baldwin daughter of Dr. and 
Mrs. R. D. Bedinger 

lev. and Mrs. John Boyle 
Caixa Postal 85, Ponta Pora 
Mato Grosso, Brazil 

— (S) Hendersonville 1st 

Vlr. and Mrs. James Olin Coleman 
Caixa Postal 24, Garanhuns 
E. de Pemambuco, Brazil 

— Agricultural. From Weaverville. 
(S) Asheville 1st, (S) Grace Covenant, 
(S) Hendersonville 1st, (S) Weaver- 
ville. 

Miss Evelyn Colvin 
P. O. Box 5 
Hsinchu, Taiwan (Republic of China) 

— (S) Bryson City 

Miss Anne Shannon Cumming 
B.P. 117 

Luluabourg via Kinshasa 
Democratic Republic of Congo 
Africa 

— (S) Franklin 

Mr. and Mrs. John W. Davis 
Caixa Postal 502 
Belem, Para, Brazil 

— Industrial. (S) Hendersonville 1st 

Rev. and Mrs. John E. Ellington 
B.P. 123 

Limete, via Kinshasa 
Democratic Republic of Congo 
Africa 

— Mr. Ellington was student supply at 
and joined Waynesville Church. 

— (S) Waynesville 

Rev. and Mrs. E. H. Gartrell, Jr. 
P. O. Box 155 

Montreat, North Carolina 28757 

— From Montreat Church. 
— On Furlough from Brazil 

Miss Agnes Godert 

Sugiyama Building A-3 
Meitoku Cho, Gifu, Japan 

— (S) Oak Forest 

Mr. and Mrs. Merrill H. Grubbs 

Presbyterian Mission, 149 Wha San 

Dong 

Chunju, Chulla Pukdo, Korea 

— 'Hospital Administrator. Henderson- 
ville 1st. 
(S) Arden, (S) Hendersonville 1st, 



Rev. and Mrs. Joe B. Hopper 

Presbyterian Mission, 149 Wha San 
Dong, Chunju, Chulla Pukdo, Korea 

— From Montreat Church 

Rev. and Mrs. James L. Jackson, Jr. 
1204 Rennie Avenue 
Richmond, Virginia 23227 

— Mr. Jackson is the son of Rev. and 
Mrs. James L. Jackson of the Malvern 
Hills Church. 

— (S) Malvern Hills 

— On Furlough from Africa. 

Rev. and Mrs. Kenneth Kepler 
P. O. Box 870 
Taipei, Taiwan (Republic of China) 

— (S) Hendersonville 1st 

Miss June Lamb 

57-1 Awaji, Hon Machi, Higashi 
Yodogawa Ku, Osaka, Japan 

— From Oak Forest Church 

Rev. and Mrs. Jack E. Maxwell 
Montreat, North Carolina 28757 

— (S) Hazelwood 

— On Furlough from Brazil 



Consult your Postmaster for rates 

on Letters, etc. 
Use full address shown above. 
Mail promptly for arrival before 

Christmas. 



Miss Lucile McEIroy 
B.P. 177 

Luluabourg via Kinshasa 
Democratic Republic of Congo 
Africa 
— ^From Montreat Church 

Mr. and Mrs. Adger S. McKay 
Apartado 192 
Uruapan, Michoacan, Mexico 

— Agricultural. Mr. McKay from Hen- 
dersonville 1st. 

— (S) Hendersonville 1st 

Mr. and Mrs. Dan M. Moore 
235 Inman Drive 
Decatur, Georgia 30030 

— Business Administrator 

— (S) Hendersonville 1st 
— On Furlough From Japan 

Miss Catherine Peeke 
620 S. Woodlawn 
Bloomington, Indiana 

— ^Under "Wycliffe Translators". From 
Weaverville. (S) Weaverville, on 
Study furlough. 

Rev. and Mrs. David E. Ross 
Presbyterian Mission 
Yang Nim Dong, Kwanju 
Chulla Namdo, Korea 

— (S) Asheville 1st 

Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Sisk 
Caixa Postal 1394, Recife 
E. de Pernambuco, Brazil 

— (S) Oak Forest 

Rev. and Mrs. John N. Somerville 
General Delivery 
Montreat, North Carolina 28757 

— On Furlough from educational work 
in Korea. Mr. Somerville, son of Rev. 
and Mrs. W. G. Somerville. Mrs. Som- 
erville, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Nel- 
son Bell. 

— (M) From Montreat. 

Miss Cora Wayland 

Presbyterian Mission, 149 Wha San 
Dong, Chunju, Chulla Pukdo, Korea 

— (S) Malvern Hills 



Rev. and Mrs. D. E. Williams 
Caixa Postal 428 
Sao Luiz 
Maranhao, Brazil 

— From Black Mountain. Mr. Williams, 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Williams. 
(M) 

— (S) Black Mountain. 



CHURCH WORLD SERVICE 
COLLECTION DATE DEC. 9 

The World Service pick-up truck will 
arrive at the new Asheville area depot 
location. The Jessie Ray Funeral Home, 
185 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, during 
the week prior to DECEMBER 11th. 
Often the truck arrives early Monday 
morning, tlierefore it will be necessary 
for your contributions to this worthy 
cause to be at the depot by SATURDAY, 
DECEMBER 9th. 

Time flies and the need grows! Listed 
below are concise directions which have 
been made available from Church World 
Service; please follow: 

(1) Put clean, usable clothing and 
blankets (specially needed) in sturdy, 
card-board boxes or in clean duffel- 
bags 

(2) Tie securely and affix name, 
address and denomination of the 
church which is sending the box 

(3) Weigh each box or bag and 
note weight on package. 

(4) Send a check for 10c per pound 
for handling costs direct to Church 
World Service, New Windsor, Mary- 
land 21776 

(5) Your cancelled check is your 

receipt. 

During the year of 1966, according 
to the annual report of the Board of 
World Missions, the response to this 
worthy cause through the Presbyterian 
Church U.S. was as follows: 

From Easter Offering and 
designated gifts $227,650.83 

From Appropriation for 

Interchurch Aid 103,000.00 

Used clothing, valued at 
$1 per pound 251,336.00 

Pounding money for 

handling 27,532.00 

TOTAL 1609,518.83 

For several years Mr. and Mrs. F. A. 
Plummer provided space at Plummer's 
Radio Shop to serve as the depot loca- 
tion. Space was provided and a great 
deal of hard labor was gladly rendered 
by the Plummers to further this great 
cause of ministering in the name of 
Christ for relief of human suffering 
overseas. 

Now Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Ray have 
provided the space and are willing to 
render the necessary service to make 
your contributions available to Church 
World Service. We can show our appre- 
ciation by following the above directions 
and by being prompt in bringing your 
contribution to the depot at 185 Bilt- 
more Avenue. 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



November, 1967 



BENEVOLENT COMMITMENTS 
DECEMBER 15, 1967 

Asheville Presbytery during a meeting 
held at the Highlands Church, October 
10, re-affirmed a recommendation a- 
dopted during a meeting held July 11 
and presented by Presbytery's Council: 

That the session of the local church 
be instructed to notify by December 15, 

1967 Presbytery's Council, 14i^ Church 
Street, Asheville, of the precentage basis 
for benevolences during 1968, or the 
definite amount the church expects to 
give to all benevolent causes. 

Presbytery's Council must have the 

1968 commitments in order to prepare a 
spending budget for 1968. 



THE CHURCH TREASURER 
JANUARY 3, 1968 

The local church treasurer is request- 
ed to submit all benevolent contribu- 
tions through December 31, 1967 to the 
Central Treasurer of Prebytery, 14i/^ 
Church Street, Asheville, by January 3, 
1968. Contributions received after Janu- 
ary 3, will be applied to the 1968 gifts. 



REPORT TO THE CHURCHES 
JANUARY 6, 1968 

The Central Treasurer of Presbytery 
will submit to each local church a de- 
tailed statement by January 6, 1968 set- 
ting forth: 

*Total amount received during 1967 
for benevolences from the local 
church through the Church Trea- 
surer, Women of the Church, Church 
School or other organizations. 
*The distribution of the benevolent 
receipts to the various agencies of the 
Assembly, Synod and Presbytery. 



DATES TO REMEMBER 

NOVEMBER 

23 — Thanksgiving Day 

DECEMBER 

3 — Evangelism Sunday 
10 — Universal Bible Sunday 
24— Joy Gift Offering 
31 — Christian Student Sunday 

JANUARY 

4 — Christian Education Meeting, 

6:00 p.m. 
8 — Office of Exe. Sec. Meeting, 

12:30. 
8 — Presbytery's Council, 6:30 p.m. 
16 — Asheville Presbytery, Malvern 
Hills, 9:30 a.m. 
20-21— Youth Mid- Winter Rally 

28— Youth Sunday 
FEBRUARY 

3-4 — Synod Youth World Mission Con- 
ference. 



THANKS FOR GIFTS TO THE 
HURRICANE BEULAH VICTIMS 

Members of the churches in Asheville 
Presbytery have sent to date the sum of 
$1600 to aid the people in South Texas 
who were the victims of the devastations 
and destruction of the Hurricane Beulah. 
The Rev. Joe Auten, formerly pastor of 
the Kenilworth Church and now the 
pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, 
Harlingen, Texas, took an active part 
in administering relief to the flood vic- 
tims. The need is still great, send your 
gifts to the Office of Presbytery, Hi^ 
Church Street, and they will be sent di- 
rectly to the Board of National Mini- 
stries for the emergency relief. 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 
CHECK ADDRESS 

Our Mountain Work is perhaps the 
oldest Presbyterian paper in our Church. 
It was started in 1910 by Dr. R. P. Smith, 
then Superintendent of Home Missions 
of Asheville Presbytery, with the sup- 
port of Dr. R. F. Campbell, then pastor 
of the First Presbyterian Church, Ashe- 
ville. 

The need for the paper grew out of 
three fields of activity within the Pres- 
bytery. The Mountain Orphanage, then 
located at Balfour, had been caring for 
needy children for six years. Mission 
schools were being conducted at Rob- 
binsville, in Graham County, and other 
places. The work of the Presbyterian 
Church was expanding with new con- 
gregations throughout the western sec- 
tion of North Carolina. 

Our Mountain Work was started for 
the purpose of keeping Presbyterians 
in Asheville Presbytery informed about 
the work being done in the Presbytery. 
Today, under the re-organized plan of 
promoting the "whole work of the whole 
Church as it relates to Asheville Pres- 
bytery" through an Executive Secretary, 
Our Mountain Work endeavors to live 
up to the large purpose, without sacri- 
ficing its emphasis on local needs. 

For twenty-two years, 1943-1965, Dr. 
R. E. McClure, D.D., served effectively 
as the editor of Our Mountain Work, 
and during his administration the pa- 
per increased not only in circulation 
but in usefulness for the promotion of 
the mission of the Church. 

Some years ago a plan was adopted 
by Asheville Presbytery whereby a copy 
of Our Mountain Work is sent to every 
Presbyterian home within the bounds 
of the Presbytery. In accordance with 



this plan, some 4000 copies are mailed 
monthly. 

The pastor and the clerk of the ses- 
sion of the local church are urged to 
cooperate with the office of the Presby- 
tery so that one copy can go to each 
home. It is preferred that the address 
be the "home" address of the party. 
Please give the complete address, in- 
cluding the zip code. When a paper 
is not delivered, it is returned by the 
postal system and ten cents for every 
undelivered copy must be paid. It is 
essential for the address to contain the 
zip code. Notify the office immediate- 
ly of any change in the address. 



i 



WATCH THIS COLUMN 

The Central Treasurer of Benevolences 
for Asheville Presbytery reports for 
period indicated below: 

January 1 — ^November 8 

BUDGETED 

Received for distribution to 
all Benevolent Causes 

Undesignated : $ 1 44,740.04 

Received for distribution to 
Special Benevolent Causes 

Designated: 38,829.19 

NON-BUDGETED 
Received for distribution to 

Special Causes 2,961.58 

Easter Offering 3,210.83 

Rio Grande Valley Relief 1,564.75 



Total Receipts 



$191,306,391 



A SPECIAL REQUEST 

Every Church is asked to forward benevolent 
funds on hand every month, and if possible 
by the 7th of the month. 

Every Church is asked to send a definite per- 
centage of total gifts (exclusive of building 
funds) monthly, to provide current funds for 
each agency. 

Such funds are disbursed to the causes on the 
8th of each month, to make them available 
for actual service at the earliest possible date. 



$10,000 SCHOLARSHIP 
FOR KING COLLEGE 

The Reader's Digest Foundation has 
again made a grant of |2,500 to King 
College for an endowed scholarship, and 
has promised that another grant of |2,- 
500 will be given in 1968. 

In December, 1965, the Foundation 
created a Reader's Digest Endowed 
Scholarship Fund in a number of col- 
leges, and King College was one of those 
selected for inclusion. The college re- 
ceived the initial grant of $2,500 in 
1965 and an additional $2,500 in 1966. 

With this new grant and pledge this 
fund at King will total $10,000. 



lovember, 1967 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Five 



PRB5ByrERI/IN HOME NEU75 

bv Q'he Superinlendenl 

An Enjoyable Day 
We want to thank our many friends 
Lt the First Church, Hendersonville, 
or the wonderful time shown our child- 
en on their visit on the 12th of Novem- 
)er. The children attended Sunday 
Ichool and church and then were invited 
nto homes for the afternoon. The child- 
en always look forward to this annual 
dsit to the Hendersonville Church. 

Game - Banquet - Awards 
The Champion Little League Base- 
)all Team left by bus on Saturday, the 
8th of November, for the N. C. State- 
;;;lemson football game. This makes two 
ears in a row that the boys have en- 
oyed a trip such as this. After the game, 
irhich was enjoyed by all we returned to 
Jucks Restaurant for steaks and the 
)resentation of awards and trophys. The 
earn received the Regular Season Tro- 
)hy, the Playoff Championship Trophy, 
nd the fastest game award. One of our 
)oys, Toney Robinson, received the 
lome run trophy. We wish to thank Mr. 
/Vade Martin of Beacon Manufacturing 
jompany for such a wonderful day for 
>ur children. 

Ready for Winter 
Boy are we happy! Thanks to our 
nany friends who contribute to the 
n-Lieu-Of-Flowers, we are enjoying oil 
leat. We have been having problems 
vith our old coal burner for some time 
low. Smoke would fill the Home at times 
vhich created problems in cleaning. We 
ire so happy that we are more comfort- 
ible and the cleaning has been cut in 
lalf. 

Our Choir At Work 
Our youth choir has been working 
eal hard the last few weeks for several 
iinging engagements in December. They 
vill sing for our local church as well as 
or Civic groups. They have been invited 
o the "Sing Out for Christ" service at 
he Swannanoa Church on December 
iOth. This group attends the Music Con- 
ference at Montreat each summer. 



HILARIOUS GIVING AND 
RECEIVING 




Don McKenzie 



Jimmy Lyons 



The Rev. James L. Lyons, pastor of 
the First Presbyterian Church, Swan- 
nanoa, N. C, presented to the Superin- 
tendent, Donald McKenzie, of the Pres- 
byterian Home For Children, a check 
for 1826.17 to be used for the renovation 
and painting of the main dormitory at 
the Home. The offering was received 
during a special "Sing Out For Christ" 
service conducted Sunday night, October 
8, 1967. It will take more than the above 
gift to do a good job, so other contri- 
butions will be greatly appreciated. 

A MEMORIAL GIFT 




DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS 



4 — Anita Edwards 
5 — Amos Edwards 
16 — Carolyn Giber 
17 — Enoch Prather 
26 — Robert Ferguson 
27 — Jay Robinson 



Age 9 

Age 9 

Age 13 

Age 14 

Age 12 

Age 9 



OUR BUS RECEIVED A 
NEW COAT 

Members of the F.F.A. Chapter (Fu- 
ture Farmers of America) at the Owen 
High School gave the Presbyterian Home 
bus a new coat of paint. It is now in 
good condition and a thing of beauty. 
The good work was done under the 
supervision of Mr. Kenneth Davidson, 
the agriculture teacher at the Owen High 
School. Sam Mundy, Benny Hall, and 
several other members of the F.F.A. 
Chapter shared in the painting job. A 
big hearty thank you! 




Don McKenzie 



Perry Alexander 



Sam Mundy Benny Hall 

Kenneth Davidson 



The Alexander brothers, Walter and 
Perry, have presented to the Presbyter- 
ian Home for Children a reconditioned 
1960 Chevrolet truck, in excellent con- 
dition, as a gift in loving memory of 
their father, the late Perry Alexander, 
who served for many years as a ruling 
elder in the Swannanoa Church, and 
who maintained a great interest in the 
Presbyterian Home and gave liberally to 
its support. The Alexander truck will 
render a much needed service. 



CANDIDATES FOR THE GOSPEL MINISTRY 

Henry Bates, Kenilworth Church, Columbia Seminary. William Lakry Kidd, Hazelwood Church, U. S. Army. 
Walker K. Beaty, Jr., Grace Covenant Church, teaching David Morgan, Waynesville Church, Columbia Seminary. 

Thomas S. Morrison, Jr., Asheville First Church, Youth 

Work, California. 
Edward L. Payne, Friendship Church, Columbia Bible 

College. 
Joseph D. Renfro, Hendersonville First Church, Columbia 

Seminary. 
George Douglas Slagle, Franklin Church, Columbia Sem- 



High School, Kershaw, S. C. 

Thomas M. Byrd, Kenilworth Church, Internship Plaza 
Church, Charlotte, N. C. 

Philip E. Chase, Waynesville Church, Wake Forest Col- 
lege. 

James McDowell Davis, Asheville First, Union T. Semi- 
nary. 

Richard R. Kennedy, Montreat Church, Belhaven College. Hubert Sneed, Murphy Church, U. S. Army 



inary. 



Page Six 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



November. 1967 



Mtrntttinl (Stfta 

The Presbyterian Home for Children 
Black Mountain, N. C. 



Albright, Mr. W. Frank, Waynesville — Circle 
No. 3 of Presbyterian Church, Waynesville. 

Amend, Mrs. J. F., Sr., Greensboro, N. C— 
Mr. & Mrs. William Milne, Canton. 

Barguet, Jennie, Eastchester, N. Y. — Mrs. 
John A. Schweitzer, Asheville. 

BiscHEL, Mrs. George J., Great Neck, Long 
/sland, N. Y.— Mrs. Thompson A. Nooner, 
Sr., Hendersonville. 

Blythe, Mrs. Bertha, Canton — Mr. & Mrs. 
Tate Barlow, Mr. & Mrs. William Milne, 
Canton. 

Bowles, Mr. William Fletcher, Greensboro, 
N. C. — Mr. & Mrs. L. N. Sicha, Asheville. 

Brownlee, Mrs. W. F., Asheville— Mrs. H. 
Maxcy Smith, Mr. & Mrs. J. A. Anderson, 
Women of the West Asheville Presbyterian 
Church, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Darwin D. 
Jordan, Hazelwoood. Mrs. R. A. Jacobson, 
Waynesville. Elbert Brownlee & Family, Sum- 
merville, S. C. Mr. & Mrs. W. J. Brownlee 
& Family, .Hanahan, S. C. Mr. & Mrs. J. W. 
Hutchinson, Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Broyles, Mr. Morris, Canton — Mr. & Mrs. 
William Milne, Canton. 

Bruce, Mr. Frank W., Gulfport, Fla. — Mrs. 
Thompson A. Nooner, Sr., Hendersonville. 

Burns, Mrs. D. B., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. R. 
W. Johnson, Wilmington, Del. 

Coleman, Miss Mary, Asheville — Mrs. O. L. 
Arnold, The Bedinger Family, Mr. & Mrs. 
Arnold L. Walz, Asheville. 

CooLEY, Mrs. Reina, Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Jim Franklin, Hendersonville. 

Dillingham, Mr. Harold, Weaverville — Mrs. 
Arthur Dillingham, Barnardsville. 

Fagg, Mr. Glenn, Anderson, S. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 
C. H. Bolton, Miss Alice Slagle, Franklin. 

FoLSOM, Lt. Col. Charles D., Tampa, Fla. . — 
Women of Kenilworth Church, Asheville. 

Gammon, The Rev. William J., Montreal- — 
Mrs. Charles Brinkerhoff, Black Mountain. 

Gresham, The Rev. Paul N., Greenville, S. C. 
— Mr. & Mrs. Hugh C. McMillan, Mrs. Gal- 
latin A. Roberts, Sue Sinclair Lyday, Asheville. 

Gwynn, Miss Mary W., Brevard — Mrs. William 
W. Gwynn, Surfside, Fla. Mr. & Mrs. Charles 
W. Davis, Miss Jane Darnall, Circle No. 3 
of Brevard-Davidson River Church, Brevard. 

Haw, Mrs. Suzanne Davis, Montreat — Mr. & 
Mrs. H. T. Bridgman, Mrs. Charles Brink- 
erhoff, Black Mountain. Dr. & Mrs. Paul 
Warren, Miss Margaret E. Smith. Mr. Samuel 
E. Leonard, Montreat. Mrs. Willie H. Gwal- 
tney, Charlotte, N. C. Mrs. R. W. Holzworth, 
Sr., Decatur, Ga. Miss M. Elizabeth Hudson, 
Columbus, Miss. Mrs. J. Brookes Smith, Balti- 
more, Md. 

Hawkins, Mrs. Lucy Hart, Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. S. R. Corne, Mrs. H. A. Messer, Mrs. S. 
Robinson, Asheville. 



Hildebrand, Mrs. Clyde A., Canton — Mr. 
Thomas Furness, Miss Mary Furness, Miss 
Betty Lou Tate, Circle No. 1 of Presbyterian 
Church, Mrs. Dorothy H. Avery, Women of 
Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. William 
Milne, Miss June Scroggs, Mrs. Martha C. 
Furness, Mr. & Mrs. H. Glenn Williams, Mr. 
& Mrs. Elmer J. Osborne, Mr. & Mrs. Tate 
Barlow, Mr. Harry N. Matthews, Mr. Patrick 
Matthews, Mr. & Mrs. Philip G. Kinken, Can- 
ton. Mrs. O. F. Gillis, Miss Mary Gillis, Clyde. 
Mr. & Mrs. James T. Hollingsworth, Asheville. 

Hinkle, Mrs. William, Black Mountain — Dr. 
& Mrs. Paul Warren, Mr. Samuel E. Leonard, 
Montreat. Mr. & Mrs. Clarence L. Frady, 
Black Mountain. 

Ireland, Mrs. Ray, Hendersonville — Mrs. L. B. 
McDonald, Mr. & Mrs. George H. Berger, 
Mr. & Mrs. George W. Simons, Hendersonville. 

Jones,, Miss Verna, Luverne, Ala. — Mrs. John 
A. Schweitzer, Asheville. 

Kelley, Mr. Samuel, Waynesville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Henry H. Garner, Mr. Clifton S. Terrell, 
Waynesville. 

Kerlee, Mrs. Ella, Black Mountain — Mrs. 
Clara Snyder, Swannanoa. 

KiNCAiD, Mrs. A. V. — Dr. & Mrs. S Robinson, 
Asheville. 

Kohler, Miss Lottie, Wilmington, N. C. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Arthur W. Childs. Hendersonville. 

Kuykendall, Mr. J. T., Asheville — Mr & Mrs. 
Wade E. Elliott, Asheville. 

Lee, Mr. Keui Peng, Reviere Beach, Fla. — 
Dr. & Mrs. Eugene R. Harpe,, Waynesville. 

LeFever, Mrs. — Mr. & Mrs. O. E. Starnes, 
Asheville. 

Mauney, Mr. J. B., Candler — Mr. & Mrs 
William Milne, Mr. & Mrs. J. Everett Scroggs. 
Canton. 

McAlister, Mrs. A. W., Greensboro, N. C. — 
Mrs. Mary Millender Carter, Helen R. Mil- 
lender, Asheville. 

Mc/nturif, Mr. Bremon, Swannanoa — Mrs. 
Clara Snyder, Swannanoa. 

Mckenzie, Mr. George W., Monroe, N. C. — 
Mr. & Mrs. R. A. Willis,, Jr. Monroe. 

Milton, Mr. Edward R., Weirton, W. Va. — 
Women of Kenilworth Church, Asheville. 

Nicholson, Mr. George, Brevard — Clara and 
Lisa Bryson, Martha M. Sellers, Mary R. 
Robinson, Dr. & Mrs. C. L. Newland, Bre- 
vard. 

Ocheiski, Mrs. Frank, Meridian, N. Y. — Mr. 
& Mrs. E. L. Curtis, Weaverville. 

O'Kelly, Mr. Fred H., Atlanta, Ga. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Mark Summer, Sr., Asheville. 

Peterson, Mr. James R., Arapahoe, N. C. — 
Presbyterian Student Fellowship of Western 
Carolina University, Cullowhee. 

Phillip, Mr. Roy Gene, Canton — Mrs. 
Martha C. Furness, Mrs. Velma S. Mears & 
Michael, Canton. 

Plott, Miss Una, Waynesville — Mr. & Mrs. 
J. A. Prevost, Hazelwood, 

Ray, Mr. John B., Franklin — Mrs. Annie 
Laurie Welch, Franklin. 

Sill,, Mr. Wesley W., St. Petersburg, Fla. — 
Circle No. 1 of Presbyterian Church, Frank- 
lin. 



Memorial Gift for The Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 

Enclosed is $ In Memory Of 



name of deceased 



Who died- 



at 



place (post office) 



Send acknowledgement to_ 



correct name for mail, please 



Address 



complete address for mail, please 



Donor's Name- 



Donor's Address- 



Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 26 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 

{Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient information is given in blanks above) 



Slngley, Mr. L. K., Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Arthur W. Childs, Hendersonville, N. C. 

Skelton, Mrs. James, Sr., Anderson, S. C. — 
Bread of Life S. S. Class and Choir of First 
Church, Swannanoa. 

Tate, Mrs. Earl, Canton — Mr. & Mrs. Roy 
Mease, Jr., Pasadena, Tex. 

White, Mr. Banks D. — Mr. John W. Spicer, 
Asheville. 

Wild, Mrs. Margaret Vaughn, Canton — Mrs. 
Clyde Hildebrand, Margaret H. Long, Mr. k > 
Mrs. William Milne. ,Mrs. C. L. Westmore- 1 
land. Women of the Presbyterian Church, i 
Mrs. Velma S. Mears & Michael, Mrs. W. P. ' 
Barnes, Mr. &: Mrs. Elmer J. Osborne, Canton. 
Mr. &: Mrs. Hugh Mease, Lakeland, Fla. 

Woodruff, M;-. G. D., Canton — Mr. & Mrs. 
William Milne, Canton. 

Wright, Mrs. Sara, Middlesboro, Kv. — Dr. & 
Mrs. A. M. Ramsey, Marshall. 



THE CULLOWHEE CHURCH 
AND STUDENT CENTER 

The work at Cullowhee continues to 
ebb and flow. In the spring some fam- 
ilies and students who have borne strong 
witness to the gospel and served faith- 
fully in the church leave for other parts 
of our nation. The fall soon returns 
bringing other families and students, 
and always a few more than before. This 
year ninety-three of the freshmen are 
Presbyterians — the largest number in 
the history of the university. Three new 
faculty families and two graduate-stu- 
dent families are proving to be fine ad- 
ditions to the ministry of this church. 

The School of the Church has recent 
ly been integrated with that of St. Da^ 
vid's Episcopal chuixh on an experimen- 
tal basis. A teacher from each of the 
churches serves in every class. The su- 
pervision and evaluation of the experi- 
ment is being conducted by a joint com- 
mittee. The members representing the 
Cullowhee Presbyterian Church are Mr, 
Douglas Reid, Mrs. Ted Huguelet and 
Mrs, Heath Whittle, Jr. The Commit 
tee is to make its report at the end of 
the year. 

Under the leadership of Moderator 
Stan Sanders the Presbyterian Student! 
Fellowship is off to an excellent start 
this year. Stan is a senior, a son of the 
manse from Belmont, N. C. The theme 
this year is "Responsibility in Witness 
and Service". The students are discover 
ing the Student Center and are making 
more and better use of it than ever be 
fore. 

(Stanley L. Bennett) 






INTERIM PASTORS IN 
OTHER PRESBYTERIES 

The Rev. R. E. McClure is serving 
as Interim Pastor of the White Blufl 
Church, Savannah, Ga. 

The Rev. Marion A. Boggs is serving 
as Interim Pastor of the First Presby 
terian Church, Kingsport, Tenn. 

The Rev. S. Browne Hoyt is serving 
as Interim Pastor of the Clinchfield and 
Conley Memorial churches, Marion 
N. C. 




SINCE 1910 



Our Mountain Work 

CHURCH EXTENSION • CHRISTIAN EDUCATION • THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN OF BLACK MOUNTAIN 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL • PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF APPALACHIA 

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN U. S. 



DECEMBER, 1967 

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The Whole Work Of The Whole Church 

Promoted In Or Supported By 

Asheville Presbytery 

ublished Monthly At Weaverville, N. C, By 
Asheville Presbytery, Office of 
Executive Secretary 

Rev. W. G. Thomas, D.D., Editor 
1414 Church Street - - Asheville, N. C. 

EV. H. B. Dendy, D.D. — Business Manager 
Weaverville, N. C. 

Subscription Price: |1.00 Per Annum 

^olume LVII December, 1967 No. 12 

ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

The annual Stated Meeting of Ashe- 
ille Presbytery will be held at the Mal- 
ern Hills Presbyterian Church, Ashe- 
ille, N. C, Tuesday, January 16. Reg- 
itration will begin at 9:00 A.M. and the 
Vorship service at 9:30 A.M. The Rev. 
L. Allen Gardner, Jr., pastor of the 
irst Church, Asheville, and retiring 
loderator will preach the sermon. Mr. 
rhomas H. Lamb, a ruling elder in the 
)ak Forest Church, Asheville, is the 
loderator-nominee. 

The annual statistical reports from 
he thirty-seven churches of Asheville 
'resbytery will be received. The ex- 
cutive committees and permanent com- 
nittees will make annual reports. Com- 
aissioners to the 1968 General Assem- 
bly meeting to be held at Montreat dur- 
ng June will be elected. At 12:00 
)'clock noon, the Rev. E. H. Gartrell, 

missionary to Brazil, who is now on 
urlough and living at Montreat, will 




STEWARDSHIP REVIVAL AT THE FIRST CHURCH HENDERSONVILLE 



\Iore On Page Two 



For the past few weeks, the First Pres- 
byterian Church of Hendersonville has 
been experiencing a new approach to 
Stewardship. It might best be described 
as "stewardship in depth" for the con- 
gregation. Under the leadership of Dr. 
Paul F. Warren, selected men in the 
congregation were given a period of in- 
tense training in the spheres of Bibli- 
cal stewardship, personal commitment, 
and visitation technique. They were 
then given opportunity to visit the 
homes of the congregation to discuss the 
family relationship to Jesus Christ and 
the consequent stewardship obligation 
they were to assume as Christians. This 
visitation did not have money as its pri- 
mary goal, but instead the spiritual 
welfare of the families of the congrega- 
tion. On occasion, the visitation coun- 

More On Page Three 



JANUARY MEETINGS 
ALL ARE IMPORTANT 

Many important meetings will be held 
during the month of January, 1968. List- 
ed below are only a few which pertain 
to the Worship and Work in the Pres- 
byterian churches of Asheville Presby- 
tery: 

CHRISTIAN WITNESS SEASON 

Every church in Asheville Presbytery 
will be observing the Chiistian Witness 
Season which begins the first of January 
and continues through the month of 
March. Churches desiring a missionary 
speaker for special services are requested 

More On Page Two 



Best Wishes For A Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year 



£9C 






The Presbyterian Home For Children 
Of Black Mountain, N. C, Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 
W. G. Thomas, Treasurer Don C. Mckenzie, Superintendent 

14% church street, asheville, n. c. r.f.d. i. black mountain. n. c. 

Tel. Asheville, 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa, 686-3666 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



December. 1967 



PRES^JfTERlAl^ HOME mWS 

by Q'he Superiniendenl 

Home Coming 

Open House held on the 19th of 
November was a huge success. A record 
crowd of our friends came out and we 
all felt so good about the comments 
made concerning the Home and the 
children. A number of the former chil- 
dren from the Home came and brought 
their little ones to show them where 
they spent part of their young lives. 
This is one time of the year that the 
children look forward to with great ex- 
citement. 

Grateful Thanks 

We would like to express heartfelt 
thanks to our many friends and the 
churches for their support and interest 
during the Thanksgiving season. To 
the young people who brought juices and 
canned fruits, to the men of the church- 
es who made extra appeals for finan- 
cial support, to the women who stressed 
to their people our needs, and to all of 
the congregations who responded so well. 
From all of us here at the Home and 
for the Board of Trustees, we say, thanks 
to all of you. 

Our Choir 

The children's Choir has been real 
busy during the Holiday Season. They 
have sung at several Civic Clubs and, 
also, to area churches. This little group 
received their training during the Mu- 
sic Conference at Montreat during the 
summer, made possible by Mrs. E. E. 
Crisp of Montreat. Mrs. John D. Olof- 
son, music director at the Black Moun- 
tain Church has been working with this 
group in preparing them for this season. 
We are very thankful to Mrs. Olof- 
son for her time spent with this group. 

Hazelwood Friends 

Our special thanks to Mr. Joe 
Johnson and the congregation of the 
Hazelwood church for the interest shown 
to our Home throughout the year. Mr. 
Johnson is always bringing us things 
throughout the year, and, at Thanks- 
giving and Christmas, he really put on 
a campaign to help our children. This 
year he took fifteen names to the Hazel- 
wood section for the people to sponsor 
for Christmas. He has also made pos- 
sible for us to place children in homes 
for the Christmas Holidays. New boots 
and shoes were furnished the children 
by this group, and over two hundred 
pounds of sugar came from the Sunday 
School Classes. We are indeed grate- 
ful for the interest shown in our Home. 



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From left to right: Front Row: Joel Thomas, Terry Wheeler, Mary Lee Sparks, Re- 
becca Ann Clark, Timothy Lee Clark. 

Back Row: Stella Laughter, Sabrina Ferguson, Catherine Prather, Elizabeth Edwards, 
Sandra Giber, Ave Lynn Elliott. 
Choir Directed by Mrs. John D. Olofson. 



Christmas Is Near 



The children are all excited about 
the coming of Christmas. The tree has 
been set up in the big parlor and dec- 
orated. The larger boys and girls have 
a tree of their own in their parlors and 
packages under them. This is a great 
time for our young people as they al- 
ways make new friends during this sea- 
son. 



JANUARY BIRTHDAYS 

18 — Gary Adams age 

1 — Cathey Prather age 



ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



From Page One 



13 
11 



bring a special message concerning the 
task of World Missions. During the af- 
ternoon session, Mrs. S. S. Cooley, pres- 
ident of the Women of Asheville Pres- 
bytery, will present an annual report. 

YOUTH MID-WINTER RALLY 

The Mid-Winter Rally for all of the 
young people in the churches of Ashe- 
ville Presbytery will be held at Brevard- 
Davidson River Church, Saturday and 
Sunday, January 20-21. The Rally will 
be under the direction of Presbytery's 
Youth Covmcil, Mark Cooper, President, 
and the three adult advisors — The Rev. 
J. Douglas Heck, the Rev. Robert S. 
JBusey, and Miss Geraldine Rustin. 



THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME 

The Board of Trustees of the Presby- 
terian Home will meet at the home 
Thursday night, January 11, 6:00 
o'clock. Ordinarily this meeting is held 
on the third Thursday of each month 
but due to the fact that Asheville Pres- 
bytery will meet Tuesday, January 16, 
it is being held one week earlier. 



JANUARY MEETINGS 

From Page One 

to contact the Rev. Hugh L. Eichelber-j 
ger, Jr. 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

Presbytery's Christian Education Com- 
mittee, the Rev. B. Hoyt Evans, Chair- 
man, wil meet Thursday night, Jan- 
uary 4, 6:00 P.M. at the S&W Cafeteria, 
Asheville, to plan the program for the 
1968 year. 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 

Presbytery's Council, Thomas H. 
Lamb, Chairman, will meet at the 
S and W Cafeteria, Asheville, Monday 
night, January 8, 6:30 o'clock. This 
meeting will be held for the purpose 
of preparing the 1968 Benevolent Spend- 
ing Budget. Churches were urged to 
make the 1968 Benevolent Commitment 
prior to December 15. If your church 
has not responded to this request, please 
do it immediately. 



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December. 1967 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



STEWARDSHIP BUILDING REVIVAL AT FIRST CHURCH 
HENDERSONVILLE A BIG SUCCESS 

In 1966 342 family units gave $65,640.77 

During the Stewardship Building Revival 

365 family units have pledged for 1968 

$141,318.44 



GOD'S OWNERSHIP . . . 
MAN'S STEWARDSHIP 

Before opening t h e Stewardship 
BUILDING REVIVAL a great deal o£ 
andergirding work was done by the pas- 
:or, members of the Session and Board 
3f Deacons. All gave euthusiastic en- 
dorsement to a suggested organization 
md adopted zealously a three-fold pur- 
Dose: 

To deepen the lives of the entire con- 
gregation of that First Presbyterian 
Church. 

To assist each family in the under- 
standing of the true meaning of com- 
nitment of time, talents and money. 

To bring every family into real con- 
Tontation with Jesus Christ. 

TESTIMONIES FROM SOME 
OF THE WORKERS 

"The Pastor's personal Observation 
m this program is that it does what 
no other program, he 
has observed, has done: 
it has prepared men to 
bear a personal testi- 
mony without embar- 
rassment, and enable 
them to hold an intel- 
ligent spiritual conver- 
sation on the subject of Christian Stew- 
irdship in the life of a congregation this 
is an invaluable asset." 

"The meaning of stewardship has 
3een revealed to me in depth and full- 
ness as I have never 
understood before. 
The direct relation- 
ship of our dedication 
to God and our dem- 
onstration by giving is 
a new concept to me — 
c. w. Kuykendaii ^ real challenge. Life 
lolds a new meaning for me." 

"This program has made me realize 
liow Christ intends for us to live. The 
program with the help 
of the Holy Spirit has 
shown me a better and 
happier way of life. 
He (God) owns and 
gives everything and 
he expects a return." 




Neville 






Dick Porter 




Bill McKay 



Tom Hunter 



"Our collections in our church were 
at a low ebb. The Session felt that we 
needed a Stewardship 
Revival. During this 
revival we have all 
noted (as we learned 
of stewardship) that a 
spiritual uplift o c- 
curred also. We have 
learned to see more 
clearly our responsibilities toward God 
and we hope to convey the blessings of 
this privilege to every member of the 
congregation." 

"This program has made me ex- 
amine some areas of my Christian 
Life that needed exam- 
ining. It has made me 
aware of my responsi- 
bilities to God as a 
steward. I pray that 
others in the church 
may have this same ex- 
perience." 
"I believe that this program is tailor- 
made to address the needs of this con- 
gregation. It is soundly based upon 
spiritual grounds, the need of individ- 
ual Christians to witness to their faith. 
It is addressed to spiritual growth of 
the individual, which is our main need, 
and secondarily to the raising of mon- 
ey. It has my enthusiastic support." 
(J. A. Talbot) 

"This Stewardship Revival Program 
provides a specific and vital way for 
us to express our gratitude to God and 
to witness to others in a definite way 
that our faith really means something 
and that we can make concrete appli- 
cation of our faith. The emphasis up- 
on the guidance and work of the Holy 
Spirit seems to me the key and controll- 
ing factor; and our Revival will be suc- 
cessful in direct proportion to our trust 
and dependence and following of His 
leading . . . We anticipate this will have 
long term and continuous results in the 
spiritual as well as financial life of 
our church." (John L. Brown) 

"This Stewardship Revival has given 
me, for the first time in my life, the 
real meaning of my responsibility to 
God and to the Church. Never before 
have I experienced the sheer pleasure 
of giving and tithing as I have during 
this program. It has also given me the 
training whereby I may perform the of- 



fice of Deacon as I should have been 
doing in the past." (Cecil C. Garrett) 



STEWARDSHIP REVIVAL 

From Page One 

sellors felt it more important to re- 
quest families to pray over their spirit- 
ual condition than to accept a pledge 
or a gift. The result has been a con- 
siderable number of families being 
faced with the necessity to examine their 
spiritual life and make adjustments ac- 
cordingly. 

The secondary concern for the visi- 
tation was the securing of financial com- 
mitments to the church. To this end, 
the counsellors gave their testimony as 
to what Christ had meant to them, and 
their own commitment to Christ. The 
results, even though not complete at 
the writing of this material, have been 
quite unusual. The Counsellors have 
reported over 100 tithers in the congre- 
gation. The commitments so far have 
run to $141,318.44 with seventy families 
yet to be visited. The results in the life 
of the church have been very good, and 
promise to be a continuing part of the 
church life in the future. 



Watch This column 

The Central Treasurer of Benevolences 
for Asheville Presbytery reports for 
period indicated below: 

January 1 — December 7 
BUDGETED 
Received for distribution to 
all Benevolent Causes 

Undesignated : $ 1 6 1 ,499. 10 

Received for distribution to 
Special Benevolent Causes 

Designated: 50,559.80 

NON-BUDGETED 
Received for distribution to 

Special Causes 3,236.47 

Easter Offering 3,266.13 

Rio Grande Valley 

Relief 1,807.90 

Total Receipts ..|220,369.40 



GIVE THE STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM AN OPPORTUNITY IN YOUR CHURCH 

Contact 
The Rev. Paul F. Warren, D.D. 
Box 578, Montreat, N. C. 28757 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



December, 1967 



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The Presbyterian Home for Children 
Black Mountain, N. C. 



Acker, Mrs. Hoyt, Columbia, S. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Paul R. Ford, Don & Paula, Asheville. 

Bell, Mr. T. C, Sr. Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Harry L. Rogers, Hendersonvlle. 

Bennett, Mrs. L. J., Sr., Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Paul R. Ford, Don & Paula, Asheville. 

Black, Mr. David H., Pompano Beach, Fla. — 
Mrs. J. F. Agnew, Hendersonville. 

Blythe, Mrs. Clyde, Canton — Mr. Harry N. 
Matthews, Mr. Patrick Matthews, Mr. Sc Mrs. 
Edward E. Conley, Canton. 

Brank, Mr. Scott, Weaverville — Mr. & Mrs. 
John H. Mull, Mr. & Mrs. Brandon Glasgow 
and Ed, Asheville. Mrs. John C. McDowell, 
Men's Bible Class of Pesbyterian Church, 
Weaverville. 

Brown, Mr. Clifford J., Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Howard E. West, Asheville. 

Carr, Mr. E. E., Asheville — Dr. & Mrs. S. 
Robinson, Asheville. 

Conley, Mr. Jack K., Franklin — Circle No. 
3 of Presbyterian Church, Franklin. 

CoRBiN, Mr. Elmer L., Kansas City, Mo. — 
Mr. Edward H. Coulson, Asheville. 

CuTSHALL, Mr. Joe D., Weaverville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Raid Lovelace, Mr. & Mrs. M. Graham 
Price, Mr. & Mrs. Brandon Glasgow and Ed, 
Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Ben H. Evans, Mr. 
& Mrs. John H. Mull, Women of Presbyte- 
rian Church, Circle No. 2 of Presbyterian 
Church, Men's Bible Class of Presbyterian 
Church, Mr. & Mrs. W. D. Hickey, Weaver- 
ville. 

Greenwood, Mr. J. W., Panama City, Fla. — 
Women of West Asheville Presbyterian 
Church, Asheville. 

Gresham, The Rev. Paul N., Greenville, S. C. 
— Miss Annie Westall, Asheville. 

Grindstaff, Mrs. Vernon, Bessemer City, N. C. 
— ^Young Adults S. S. Class of Presbyterian 
Church, Weaverville. 

Grubbs, Denny, Richmond, Va. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Arthur Wall & Family, Canton. 

Hardin, Mr. E. Clifford, Canton — Mrs. James 
D. Gossett, Miss Ann D. Hardin, Canton. 

Hassell, Mr. Charles Matthews, Charlotte, 
N. C. — Mr. & Mrs. George E. Powell, Mrs. 
A. P. Hassell, Mr. Phil Hassell, Miss Rosalie 
Hassell, Hendersonville. Mrs. Rebekah H. 
Murray, Waynesville. 

Haw, Mrs. Suzanne Davis, Montreat — Miss 
Elizabeth Maxwell, Circle No. 3 of Presby- 
terian Church, Women of Presbyterian 
Church, Montreat. Dr. & Mrs. Walter R. 
Johnson, Asheville. 

Hendrix, Mrs. T., Winston-Salem, N. C. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Charles D. Ficken, Mr. 8c Mrs. 
H. A. Ficken, Asheville. 

Hildebrand, Mrs. Clyde A., Canton — Mrs. 
Velma S. Mears & Michael, Mr. & Mrs. Ed- 
ward E. Conley, Mr. & Mrs. W. J. Bull, Mrs. 
W. P. Barnes, Mr. Harry Fincher, Mr. & 
Mrs. Ernest Messer, Mr. & Mrs. Don Murphy, 



Mr. Sc Mrs. Herschel Keener, Mrs. James D. 
Gossett, Miss Ann D. Hardin, Canton. Alma 
Browning, Lake Junaluska. 

Hinkle, Mrs. William, Black Mountain — 
Miss Elizabeth Maxwell, Montreat. Mr. &: 
Mrs. C. M. Wolfe, Black Mountain. 

Hollifield, Mrs. Jake, Weaverville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Ben H. Evans, Women of the Presby- 
terian Church, Weaverville. 

Hyams, Mr. W. T., Bryson City — Mr. Martin, 
Mr. & Mrs. Bert Williams, Bryson City. 

Ireland, Mrs. Ray W., Hendersonville — Cir- 
cle No. 2 of First Church, Hendersonville. 

Johnson, Mrs. — Dr. L. Nelson Bell, Montreat. 

Lawrence, Mr. George H., Fernandina Beach, 
Fla. — Mrs. C. R. Sumner, Asheville. 

McClure, Mr. Clyde, Walnut, N. C. — Dr. & 
Mrs. A. M. Ramsey, Marshall. Mr. & Mrs. 
Grover C. Brown, Weaverville. 

McKenzie, Mr. G. W., Monroe, N. C. — Mr. & 
William McKay, Flat Rock. 

McLean, Mr. L. E., Weaverville — Mr. & Mrs. 
H. R. Auberry, Waynesville. 

Miller, Mr. Charles P., Sr., Asheville — Wom- 
en of Kenilworth Church, Mr. Snyder, Mrs. 
Laney, Mrs. Pathier, Mrs. Park, Miss Franks, 
Mrs. Rector, Mrs. Riggs, Miss Blackwell, and 
Miss Smathers of Memorial Mission Hospital, 
Memorial Mission Hospital School of Nurs- 
ing Faculty, Asheville. 

Miller, Miss E. Grace — Cornelia W. Wilds, 
St. Petersburg, Fla. 

Milne, Mrs. G. C, Sr., Columbia, S. C. — 
Mr. & Mrs. R. H. Gibson, Sr., Miss Ida Jean 
Brown, Waynesville. 

Mitchell, Mr. Rex, Canton — Mr. & Mrs. 
Reid Lovelace, Asheville. 

Plott, Miss Una, Waynesville — Mrs. James 
Dick, Mebane, N. C. 

Pomeroy, Mr. Eric, Bradenton, Fla. — Mr. 
Edward H. Coulson, Asheville. 

Powers, Mrs. Sidney E., Edneyville, N. C. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas M. Brittain, Mrs. Craig 
Baker, Hendersonville. 

Ronquillo, Capt. and Mrs. L. — Miss Norma 
Ronquillo, New Orleans, La. 

Sevier, Mrs., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. George 
L. Chumbley, Jr., Asheville. 

Sill, Mr. Wesley, St. Petersburg, Fla. — Miss 
Elsie Hayes, Mrs. Esther W. Gustaw, Frank- 
lin. 

SiNGLEY, Mr. L. K., Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. William McKay, Flat Rock. Mr. & Mrs. 
L. D. Mitchell, Asheville. Mrs. S. J. Childs 
& Family, Hendersonville. 

Smith, Mr. Charles, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Crawford Pearson, Asheville. 

Smyth, Mr. James Adger, Jr., Hendersonville 
—Mrs. Walter O. Allen,' The Bridge Club, 
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Clark, Mrs. William 
M. Shepherd, Miss Penny Shepherd, Tom & 
Patsy Shepherd, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. 
J. O. Bell, Jr., Tuxedo, N. C. Capt. & Mrs. 
L. C. Rountree, Jacksonville, N. C. 

Stonier, Lucille — Cornelia W. Wilds, St. 
Petersburg, Fla. 

Sturdivant, Mr. L. E., Cary, N. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. W. H. Yopp, Jr., Cary, N. C. 

Tesner, Mr. Reece, Asheville — Mr. Sc Mrs. 
Albert Kimzey, Arden. 

Vaughan, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse G., Iberia, Mo. — 



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Mr. & Mrs. Bert Williams, Bryson City. 

Ward, Mr. Tom, Weaverville — Men's Bible 
Class of Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. 

White, Mr. Banks, Asheville — Circle No. 11 
of First Church, Asheville. , 

Williamson, Mr. W. B., Canton — Mr. Thom-i; 
as Furness, Miss Mary Furness, Mr. Sc. Mrs.' 
Elmer J. Osborne, Canton. 

Wilson, Mr. C. Hugh, Charlotte, N. C. — Dr. 
& Mrs. S. W. Huddleston, Johnson City, Tenn. 
Mr. & Mrs. E. D. Heppert, Jr., Kingsport,'| 
Tenn. Mr. & Mrs. S. W. Huddleston, Ashe- 
ville. 









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Barfield, Starnes, Secrest 

FUTURE CHURCH SITE 
WOODLAND HH^LS 

4.17 acres o£ land, situated seven 
miles north, between Asheville and 
Weaverville on Highway 19 and 23, have 
been purchased by the Church Exten- 
sion Committee as a site for a future 
Presbyterian church. The property was 
secured from the Stoney Knob Devel- 
opment Corporation, Stoney Knob, N. 
C. The funds for the purchase were 
secured by a special offering from the 
churches of Asheville Presbytery during 
the 1962 Church Extension Season. The 
proceeds from the offering were them 
put in a bank until the land became] 
available. 

On June 23, 1967 the Church Exten-| 
sion Committee, the Rev. Leroy V. Se- 
crest, Chairman, authorized the Prop- 
erty Committee, composed of Mr. O. E. 
Starnes, Jr., Chairman, the Rev. J. C. 
Lime, and Messrs W. M. Nelson and 
B. L. McGlamery, to make the purchase 
as soon as possible. Thursday afternoon, 
December 7, Messrs Jack Barfield, Le- 
roy V. Secrest and O. E. Starnes, Jr., 
met and the transaction was completed. 
The land is now free of debt and the 
next steps are being planned. 

The Development Committee, appoint- 
ed by the Church Extension Committee 
and composed of the Rev. Gale D. Lam 
mey, Messrs. Jack Ward and George Sto- 
well, and the Rev. Bill Williams, is ai 
work preparing guidelines for the new 
woik. 

No date has been set for the begin- 
ning of the new work. The Church 
Extension Committee is grateful to Mr. 
Jack Barfield and the Stoney Knob De- 
velopment Corporation for making the 
land available. Announcements concern- 
ing the new work will be made as plans 
develop. 



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CHURCH EXTENSION • CHRISTIAN EDUCATION • THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN OF BLACK MOUNTAIN 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL • PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE. SYNOD OF APPALACHIA 

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN U. S. 



JANUARY, 1968 

Lntered as second-class matter June 1, 1930, 
It the Postoffice at Weaverville, N. C, under 
he Act of March 3, 1879. 

The Whole Work Of The Whole Church 

Promoted In Or Supported By 

Asheville Presbytery 

'ublished Monthly At Weaverville, N. C, By 

Asheville Presbytery, Office of 

Executive Secretary 

Rev. W. G. Thomas, D.D., Editor 
141/2 Church Street - - Asheville, N. C. 

R^EV. H. B. Dendy, D.D. — Business Manager 
Weaverville, N. C. 

Subscription Price: fl.OO Per Annum 

/olume LVIII January. 1968 No. 1 




RECEPTION OF CANDIDATE 
FOR THE MINISTRY 

Miss Sandra R. Brown, a member 
of the First Presbyterian Church, Ashe- 
ville, who is now a student at Union 
Theological Seminary, Richmond, Vir- 
ginia, has been received by the Presby- 
More On Page Five 







WHAT PRESBYTERY DID 
ANNUAL MEETING 

Heard an inspiring sermon by the 
Rev. A. Allen Gardner, Jr., concerning 
"The Risk of Praying for the Coming 
of the Holy Spirit." 

Engaged in a season of prayer for 
our missionaries and for the special 
conference of churchmen called by Dr. 
Marshall Dendy, Moderator of the Gen- 
eral Assembly and held at Atlanta, Ga. 
January 17-18. 

Elected Thomas H. Laamb, a ruling 
elder of the Oak Forest Church, as 
Moderator to serve until July, 1968. 

Heard the Rev. E. H. Gartrell, a mis- 
sionary to Brazil, who is now on fur- 
lough and living at Montreat. 

Elected commissioners to the General 
Assembly meeting to be held at Mon- 
treat in June: Ministers — Principals — 
the Rev. B. Hoyt Evans, pastor of the 
Westminster Church, Asheville, and 
Dr. H. B. Dendy, Pastor Emeritus of 
the First Church, Weaverville. Alter- 
nates: First — the Rev. Leroy V. Secrest, 
More On Page Five 



NEW MODERATOR 
RECEIVES GAVEL 

Thomas H. Lamb, a ruling elder in 
the Oak Forest Church, who was elected 
to serve until July 1968 as moderator 
of the Presbytery of Asheville, receives 
the gavel from the retiring moderator, 
the Rev. A. Allen Gardner, Jr., pastor 
of the First Church, Asheville. The 
election by acclamation took place dur- 
ing the stated meeting held at the Mel- 
vern Hills Church, Tuesday, January 
16, 1968. 

In addition to being very active in 
his home church, Mr. Lamb has served 
for six years as a member and chairman 
of Presbytery's Council and for the same 
length of time as a member of the Of- 
fice of the Executive Secretary Commit- 
tee. 

POPULAR MEETING ON THE 
PLAN OF CHURCH UNION 

A popular meeting on the proposed 
Plan of Union of the Reformed Church 
In America and the Presbyterian Church 
in the United States will be held at the 
More On Page Two 



StSiS 



S XttH is^^O 



4^ ««i*»«tc^ ^s 



The Presbyterian Home For Children 
Of Black Mountain. N. C. Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 
W. G. Thomas, Treasurer don C. Mckenzie, Superintendent 

\aV2 CHURCH STREET, ASHEVILLE, N. C. R.F.D. I. BLACK MOUNTAIN. N. C. 

TEL. ASHEVILLE, 252-306I Tel. Swannanoa, 686-3666 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



January. 1968 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 
Pbesbttert of AsHEvnxE 
Stnod of Appalachia 
1966-1967 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. S. S. Cooley, P. O. 
Box 745, Black Mountain, N. C. 
28711 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. Grace 
Stamey, Box 294, Waynesville, N. C. 
28786 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
Guy White, Kanawha Drive, Mon- 
treal, N. C. 28757 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. M. L. Williams, 121 Church 
Street, Black Mountain, N. C. 28711 

TREASURER — Mrs. W. M. Green, 
Box 253, Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. Mark Sumner, 38 
Faircrest Road, Asheville, N. C. 
28804 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor — Mrs. M. L. Williams, (See 
above) 

MEN OF THE CHURCH 

PRESIDENT — T. Kendall O'Barr, 
Westminster Church, 27 Bull Moun- 
tain Road, Asheville, N. C. 28805. 

FIRST V.P. — Jack Ward, Arden 
Church, 206 Linden Street, Arden, N. 
C. 28704 

SECOND V.P. — M. R. Whisenhunt, 
Hazelwood Church, Drawer 599, 
Waynesville, N. C. 28786 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Louis B. 
Joyner, S'wannanoa Church, 140 East- 
wood Ave., Swannanoa, N. C. 28778 

FIRST DIVISION CHAIRMAN — Thom- 
as A. McGuire, Franklin Church, Hill- 
crest Circle, Franklin, N. C. 28734 

SECOND DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
L. H. Parmele, First Church, Hender- 
sonville, Ridgecrest Drive, Hender- 
sonville, N. C. 28739 

THIRD DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
Frank P. Scott, West Asheville 
Church, 62 Westwood Ave., Asheville, 
N. C. 28806 

YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 

MODERATOR — Mark Cooper, Grace 
Covenant^ Asheville 

VICE-MODERATOR — Ed LaFountaine, 
Waynesville 

STATED CLERK — Vicki Patton, West 
Asheville 

REGISTRAR — Mark Boggs, First 
Church, Asheville 

HISTORIAN — Beverly Neighbors, West 
Asheville 

TREASURER — Sarah Brown, First, 
Hendersonville 

DISTRICT CHAIRMAN— Mike Claxton, 
Bryson City; Paul Saenger, West- 
minster; Janie McCrary, First, Hen- 
dersonville; Mark Wood, Grace Cove- 
nant; Lee Galloway, Brevard; Susan 
Rodda, Andrews. 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. J. 
Douglas Heck, The Rev. Robert S. 
Busey, Miss Geraldine Rustin, First, 
Hendersonville. 



THE BENEVOLENT GIVING OF THE CHURCHES 

1967 



Church 

Andrews 

Arden 

Asheville First — . 

Bethel (C) 

Bethel (H) 

Black Mountain 
Brevard — D. R. _ 
Brittains Cove — 

Bryson City 

Canton 

Cullowhee 

Dillingham . 

Etowah 

Franklin 

Friendship 

Grace Covenant 

Hayesville 

Hazelwood 

Hendersonville _ 

Highlands 

Ivy Park 

Kenilworth 

Lakey Gap 

Malvern Hills -_ 

Mills River 

Montreat 

Morrison 

Murphy 

Oak Forest 

Riceville 

Swannanoa 

Sylva 

Trinity 

Waynesville 

Weaverville __ 

West Asheville . 
Westminster _.__. 



Budgeted Non-Budgeted 
Undesignated Designated Designated 



Women of Asheville Pres. 
Mills River Methodist Church 
for Presbyterian Home 

Office of Executive Secretary 
for Bank Exchange Charges 



1,640.65 $ 


316.14 $ 


53.75 


— 


9,384.61 


110.00 


48,013.43 


8.572.77 


804.32 


140.00 


20.00 


— 


389.32 


221.87 


67.00 


7,762.59 


3,232.78 


643.63 


15,205.00 


4,925.30 


286.55 


300.00 


114.00 


25.00 


4,925.00 


1,180.99 


191.30 


2,094.56 


1,633.71 


168.85 


431.60 


157.25 


30.27 


530.95 


195.25 


32.30 


1,035.32 


273.16 


63.72 


1,520.00 


1,087.31 


67.57 


1,200.00 


331.77 


5.00 


16,151.71 


2,163.60 


827.08 


235.55 


40.00 


— 


— 


3,025.00 


114.33 


18,348.80 


11,154.23 


796.10 


2,600.00 


220.42 


55.30 


— 


150.00 


30.00 


9,115.00 


1,289.23 


159.00 


1,098.01 


60.72 


— 


2,655.00 


2,933.40 


1,199.11 


2,160.00 


415.64 


60.86 


6,557.59 


2,019.49 


49.00 


342.40 


100.00 


— 


1,385.00 


1,031.65 


85.40 


5,686.18 


4,008.78 


338.15 


— 


56.00 


— 


3,474.71 


1,136.36 


2,897.54 


2,837.50 


344.53 


79.47 


3,477.03 


799.34 


— 


1,280.00 


1,435.71 


33.00 


9,201.32 


6,932.90 


460.96 


7,967.25 


1,077.50 


200.83 


6,531.00 


1,333.31 


388.65 
237.00 



100.00 



32.29 



Totab 

2,010.54 

9,494.61 

57,390.52 

160.00 

678.19 

11,639.00 

20,416.85 

439.00 

6,297.29 

3,897.12 

619.12 

758.50 

1,372.20 

2,674.88 

1,536.77 

19,142.39 

275.55 

3,139.33 

30,299.13 

2,875.72 

180.00 

10,563.23 

1,158.73 

6,787.51 

2,636.50 

8,626.08 

442.4C 

2,502.0^ 

10,033.11 

56.0C 

7,508.61 

3,261.5C 

4,276.3:; 

2,748.71 

16,595.18 

9,245.58 

8,252.96 

237.0( 

lOO.Of 

32.25 



TOTALS ,1fl86,292.47 $ 73,474.72 | 10,503.33 1270,360.52 



POPULAR MEETING 

From Page One 

Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, Ashe- 
ville, Thursday night, February 8, 1968, 
7:30 o'clock. 

The meeting is being sponsored by 
the Presbytery of Asheville and planned 
by a special committee composed of the 
Rev. Jeff Kesterson, pastor of the West 
Asheville Church; the Rev. A. Allen 
Gardner, Jr., host pastor; and Dr. 
Horace Adams, Jr., a ruling elder in 
the Grace Covenant Church. 

Two members of the Joint Committee 
of 24, the Rev. Marion A. Boggs and 
the Rev. B. Hoyt Evans, who are mem- 
bers of Asheville Presbytery, will make 
the presentation of the proposed Plan 
of Union, to be followed by questions 
and answers and a discussion period. 



A cordial invitation is extended to all 
pastors, church officers, members anc 
friends of the thirty-seven churches ill 
Asheville Presbytery. Bring the wholt 
family with you. 

Come prepared to listen, to ask ques 
tions and to receive information con 
cerning the proposed Plan of Unioi 
which will be presented to the Genera 
Assembly of the Presbyterian Church i) 
the United States and to the Genera 
Synod of the Reformed Church U 
America in June, 1968. 

There are twelve members on thi 
Joint Committee of 24 from the 80 PresJ 
byteries of the Presbyterian Church ii 
the United States and two of the twelv* 
belong to Asheville Presbytery. 



January, 1968 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



Directory of Asheville Presbytery 



(Names in Italic elected or re-elected at January 1968 meeting.) 
Moderator: Thomas H. Lamb, Oak Forest, July 1968. 
Stated Clerk: Rev. W. G. Thomas, I41/2 Church Street, Asheville, 
N. C. 28801. 
i Permanent Clerk: Rev. Gale Lammey, 784 Sand Hill Road, 
Asheville, N. C. 28806—1969. 
Treasurer of Benevolence Fund: Rev. W. G. Thomas, address 

above — 1971. 
Executive Secretary: Rev. W. G. Thomas, address above. 
Historian: Rev. R. E. McCIure, 87 St. Dunstans Road, Asheville, 
N. C. 28803. 

Trustees of Presbytery 
1969— H. E. Johnson, Kenilworth; 1970— 0. E. Starnes, Jr., Oak 

Forest. 
1971 — R. R. Williams, Asheville First. 

Trustees of Montreat - Anderson College 
1968 — Horace Adams and J. W. Byers. 
1969 — Robert C. Hunter and Frank Todd. 
1970 — Rev. G. Daniel McCall and Rev. B. Hoyt Evans. 

Trustees of Davidson College 
1969— Rev. W. G. Thomas. 
1970 — Joseph L. Hunter, Grace Covenant. 

Church Extension 
1969— Rev. Bill Williams; Rev. J. C. Lime; 0. E. Starnes, Jr., 

Oak Forest; George Stowell, Hendersonville. 
1970 — Rev. Gale D. Lammey; Rev. Leroy V. Secrest, Chairman; J. 

C. Ward, Arden; W. C. Breazeale, Grace Covenant. 
1971— Rev. Grover Sewell; Rev. J. E. Bates; Dr. W. M. Nelson, 
Westminster; B. L. McGlamery, Franklin. 

Presbyterian Home for Children 
1969 — Rev. H. B. Dendy, Chairman; Rev. R. S. Busey, Mrs. C. D. 
Thomas, Black Mountain; Cal Kuykendall, Hendersonville, 
First. 
1970 — Rev. R. G. Shelor; Mrs. W. Douglas Kouns, Asheville First; 
M. Graham Price, Weaverville; Edward G. Roberts, Malvern 
Hills. 
1971 — J. Paul Teal, Jr., Westminster; Wm. McKay, Henderson- 
ville First; J. R. Lewis, Grace Covenant; Mrs. Hugh E. 
Lamb, Oak Forest. 

Christian Education 
L969— Rev. Robert Davis; John Tyndall, Malvern Hills; R. Lynn 

Crawley, Westminster. 
L970— Rev. Calvin C. Thielman; J. G. Williams, Malvern Hills; 

Lewis D. Mitchell, Arden. 
L971 — Rev. John C. Neville, Jr.; Horace Noland, Franklin; Rev. 
B. Hoyt Evans, Chairman. 

Presbytery's Council 
L969 — Rev R. E. McClure; Rev. J. L. Jackson; Horace Adams, Jr., 
Grace Covenant, Chairman; Albert Pound, Black Mountain. 
L970 — Rev. D. E. Carlton; Rev. Edwin Graham; W. M. Sessler, 

Asheville First; W. P. McLean, West Asheville. 
l971 — Rev. Jeff T. Kesterson; Charles A. Allen, Hendersonville, 
First ;Or. H. L. Bacon, Bryson City. 

The following by virture of office held : Moderator, Executive 
Secretary — Stated Clerk. 

Commission on Minister and His Work 
.969 — Rev. A. Allen Gardner, Jr., Chairman; H. E. Lamb, Oak 

Forest. 
970— Rev. G. Aiken Taylor; C. A. Stubbs, Montreat. 
971 — Rev. Calvin Thielman; Charles Munch. Malvern Hills. 

PERMANENT COMMITTEES 
Dominations: 1969 — Rev. B. Hoyt Evans, Chairman; Sam R. 
Patton, West Asheville. 



1970— Rev. W. Ted Smith, Jr.; Donald C. McKenzie, Black 

Mountain. 
1971 — Thomas H. Lamb, Oak Forest; Rev. David L. Parks. 
World Missons: 1969 — Rev. Hugh L. Eichelberger, Jr. Chairman. 
1970— Rev. George F. Ganey, Jr. 
1971 — Jack Lyle, Waynesville. 
Annuities and Reliefs 1969 — Rev. Wade H. Boggs, Chairman. 
1970— Rev. E. M. Vaughan. 
1971— M. R. Whisenhunt, Hazelwood. 
Presbyterian Foundation: 1969 — E. A. Andrews, Jr., Montreat. 
1970— J. S. Howell, Asheville First. 
1971 — Rev. C. Grier Davis, Chairman. 
Evangelism: 1969— Rev. H. S. Schum; Arthur Matthews, Grace 
Covenant; Dr. George Lacy, Arden; Harold Flanagan, 
Hendersonville First. 
1970— Jack Duckett, Malvern Hills; Rev. C. W. Solomon; 

Rev. D. E. Carlton; W. A. Singleton, Murphy. 
1971 — Rev. James Lyon, Chairman; Sam Smith, Hazelwood; 
C. S. Porter, Swannanoa; Rev. Edwin Graham. 
Christianity and Health: 1969 — Dr. John L. Folger, Brevard- 
Davidson River, Chairman. 
1970 — Rev. James Skelton. 
1971 — Dr. Hubert Clapp, Swannanoa. 
Candidate Committee: 1969 — Rev. H. S. Schum; Harold Sluder, 
Brittains Cove. 
1970 — Rev. Richard Shelor, Chairman; Tom Tweed, Oak 

Forest. 
1971 — Rev. David Parks; F. A. Plummer, Asheville First. 
Examining Committee: 1970 — Rev. Bill Williams, Chairman. 
On Experimental Religion — The Moderator. 
On Theology — 1971: Rev. C. Grier Davis; 1969— Rev. 

Marion Boggs. 
On Church Government— 1971 : Rev. W. L. Hodgkin; 1970: 

Rev. J. Bruce Frye. 
On Sacrament — 1971: Rev. Stanley Bennett; 1970: Rev. J. 

H. Armfield, Jr. 
On English Bible— 1971: Rev. Jeff Kesterson; 1969: Rev. 

John L. Fain, Jr. 
On Academic and Seminary Studies — 1969 : Rev. B. Hoyt 
Evans; 1970: Rev. Robert S. Busey, Examiner. 
Women's Work: 1969 — Rev. S. Browne Hoyt, Chairman. 
1970 — Robert Henderson, Westminster. 
1971 — Rev. J. Douglas Heck. 
Sessional Records: 1969 — Rev. H. L. Eichelberger, Jr. 
1970— Rev. Robert P. Grumpier. 
1971 — Rev. Calvhi S. Rice, Chairman. 
Minutes of Church Courts: 1969— Rev. Jeff T. Kesterson, 
Chairman. 
1970— Rev. J. H. Armfield, Jr. 
1971 — H. H. Farnham, Westminster. 
Program: Thomas H. Lamb, Moderator; Rev. W. G. Thomas, 

Stated Clerk, and Host Pastor. 
Office of Executive Secretary: 1969 — Rev. J. E. Bates, C. E. 
Worley, West Asheville. 
1970 — Rev. A. Allen Gardner, Jr., Chairman; T. H. Lamb, 
1971 — Rev. Gale Lammey; Arthur G. Kiser, Malvern Hills. 
Oak Forest. 
Salaries of Ministers: 1969 — J. B. Patton, Westminster; James 
H. Davidson, Swannanoa. 
1970 — Leon C. Walker, Grace Covenant, Chairman; J. L. 

Brown, Hendersonville First. 
1971— J. J. Stone, Kenilworth; Ned Noblitt, Malvern Hills. 
Presbyterian Survey Representative: Rev. W. R. Covin, 1969. 
N. C. Council of Churches Representative: Mrs. F. A. Plummer, 
Asheville First, 1969. 



From Page One 
WHAT PRESBYTERY DID 

Assistant Pastor of the First Church, 
Uheville, and Second — the Rev. Robert 
1. Busey, pastor of Grace Covenant 
Church, Asheville. Ruhng Elders — 
*rincipals — Edward G. Roberts, Mal- 
ern Hills Church, Asheville, and Sam- 
lel Smith, Hazelwood Church. Alter- 
lates — First — O. E. Starnes. Jr., Oak 
'orest Church; Second — Dr. Horace 
^dams, Jr., Grace Covenant Church, 
bheville; Third — J. J. Stone, Kenil- 
worth Church, Asheville, and Fourth — 
. L. Connelly, Swannanoa Church. 
Heard a message concerning Union 



Seminary Advance Campaign by the 
Rev. Gale W. Lammey, who is serving 
with Dr. R. E. McCkire as Co-Chairman 
in Asheville Presbytery. 

Received Miss Sandra Brown, a mem- 
ber of the First Church, Asheville, and 
a student at Union Theological Semi- 
nary, Richmond, Va., as a Candidate for 
the Gospel Ministry. 

Received a report from the Central 
Treasurer that the churches of Ashevil'e 
Presbytery had contributed during 1967 
$270,360.52 for benevolences. 

Elected and re-elected officers and 
committee members to serve according 
to indicated terms. (See Directory) . 



Adopted an Overture, sponsored by 
the First Church, Swannanoa, request- 
ing the General Assembly of 1968 to 
withdraw from the Consultation on 
Church Union. 

Tabled a motion that would have 
requested the Board of Trustees of the 
Presbyterian Home For Children to 
clarify the present policy for the admis- 
sion of children. 

Rpquested Presbytery's Council to 
make a study of all salaries that may be 
suppMed indirectly by the Presbytery 
and to make a report to Presbytery. 

Accepted an invitation to hold the 
Spring meetinsr at the West Asheville 
Church, April 9, 1968. 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



January, 1968 



COFFEE HOUSE MINISTRY 
CHURCH SPONSORED 

A coffee house called "The Middle 
Earth" is located at Broadway and 
Cauble in Asheville. How did it get 
there, and what is its purpose? As Ashe- 
ville-Biltmore College prepared to open 
its first dormitories several months ago 
it became apparent that this small city 
college was rapidly becoming a vital 
factor in the community. Its student 
body was to increase. Its faculty, now 
excellent, would become even stronger. 
Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 
in close proximity to the campus, was 
aware of a unique opportunity for 
ministry. Other churches. First Pres- 
byterian, Central Methodist, First Bap- 
tist, and the Episcopal churches in the 
area, quickly entered into discussion 
with us of a possible ecumenical effort. 
There was immediate agreement and 
enthusiasm. 

The coffee house has been open on 
weekends since late November. With 
much yet to be done regarding organi- 
zation and scheduling, the young people 
are coming to the house. There is in- 
creasing activity there. The group of 
Christian churches (some new ones have 
recently joined us) are providing fi- 
nancial support and volunteer workers. 
The "Middle Earth" has been launched. 

Two key concepts lie behind the 
work. One, this is a "neutral ground," 
meeting point where the church can 
have contact with students who might 
not get near a church building. The 
students themselves named and deco- 
rated the house. They plan and help 
carry on its operation. The chvnxh 
touches the students chiefly through the 
volunteer waiters and waitresses who 
are there to serve, listen, and support 
with friendliness. These workers are to 
receive training and meet to reflect 
theologically on their ministry. Second- 
ly, the work is ecumenical. From the 
first it seemed sensible and right for us 
to do this thing together rather than 
try to compete denominationally for 
students on this small campus. Our 
original prediction that the students 
would respond best to such a united 
Christian effort has been confirmed. 

Programs and activity will range from 
quiet games of cards and checkers, to 
folk singing, to planned and unplanned 
bull sessions. 



WORLD MISSION CONFERENCE 
GATLINBURG, FEB. 2-4 

Three platfonn speakers and mission- 
aries from three continents have been 
engaged to lead the program of the 
fourth annual Synod of Appalachia 
World Missions Conference. Designed 
primarily for senior high and college 
students but open to adult Presbyterians 
with an interest in world missions, the 



conference is scheduled Feb. 2-4 at Gat- 
linburg, Tenn. 

Slated to give the keynote message on 
the opening night is Waited D. Shep- 
ard, area secretary for Africa Europe 
and the Near East for the denomination's 
Board of World Missions. Before taking 
his present assignment on the Board 
staff he served many years as a lay mis- 
sionary in the Congo. 

Saturday's special speaker will be 
Mrs. Julia Lake Kellersberger, also a 
veteran Congo missionary. Her appear- 
ance at last year's conference was called 
a highlight by many of the participants 
and she is returning by popular de- 
mand. 

Addressing the closing service on 
Sunday will be the Rev. James Baird 
Jr., pastor of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Gadsden, Ala. He also ap- 
peared on earlier conference programs 
and is returning by request. 

Missionaries scheduled to present 
their areas and opportunities are: Rev. 
and Mrs. T- Richard Bass, Mexico; Rev. 
and Mrs. Day Carper, Congo; Rev. and 
Mrs. E. H. Gartrell, Brazil; Dr. and 
Mrs. E. H. Hamilton, Miss Margaret 
Sells, and Miss Marion Wilcox, Taiwan. 

Registration deadline is Jan. 29. Bro- 
chures and registration materials are 
available from Mrs. James Garner, 
Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 4904 
Asheville Highway, Knoxville, Tenn. 
37914. 

Chairman of synod's world missions 
committee, which is sponsoring the 
weekend conference, is the Rev. Angus 
R. Shaw III, Marion, Va. 



REPORT OF WOMEN'S WORK— 

ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

JANUARY 16, 1968 

The key verse around which our 
women's work centered this past year 
was from the 13th chapter of John; 
"You did not choose me, but I chose 
you and appointed you that you should 
go and bear fruit and that your fruit 
shoidd abide." This was interpreted 
as a call to action on the part of all 
church women. The community invol- 
vements of women beyond the structure 
of Circle or local church were recog- 
nized as Christian service. The Circle 
Bible study of "Jesus and Persons" gave 
insight to our responsibility and mean- 
ing to our relationships to those with 
whom we come in contact outside and 
beyond our church friends. District 
meetings held in October were based on 
the theme: "Go . . . that we may know," 
a continuing emphasis in women's work. 
As we seek to be an understanding 
friend, we find that through a real mis- 
sion of friendship we might know our- 
selves better, and together we may know 
new depths of Christian faith, and tiiat 
we may have a new understanding of 
the power of God's love. Visitation in 
love is one of the strong areas of many 
of our church women. The theme of 



the Montreat Women's Conference 
based on Reconciliation correlated and 
amplified our year's study with the 
worlds of Paul; "God was in Christ 
reconciling the world to himself . . . 
and entrusting to us the message of 
reconciliation." II Cor. 5:19. 

The past year the Women of 
Asheville Presbytery have gained 57 
members, and we welcomed the women 
of Riceville Presbyterian Church at the 
meeting of District II at Lakey Gap in 
October. 

From the histories received, it was 
noted that nine Honorary Life Member- 
ships were conferred. 

The Synod of Appalachia took first 
place in per capita giving to the Birth- 
day offering. Miss Anne Priest of Bre- 
vard spoke to many of the local churches 
in Asheville Presbytery; about the ob- 
jectives for Christian Higher Education 
in Japan. Asheville exceeded the other 
Presbyteries in the Synod with their per 
capita gift. 

One of the pet projects of our women 
is the Presbyterian Home for Children. 
Most of the churches support at least 
one child and many substantial needs 
are stipplied in other ways. Women 
contributed .S586.25 towards general 
college expenses for children from the 
Home. 

The women have promoted "Opera- 
tion 'Home-Tie' " — a close contact be- 
tween the church and members of the 
armed services. Many have had an op- 
porttmity to witness and to serve the 
needs of foreign students in our com- 
munity. Cooperation between churches 
of different denominations is carried out 
throtigh Councils of Church Women 
United. Union services for special occa- 
sions are observed such as World Day 
of Prayer, Thanksgiving and Christ- 
mas. 

It is felt that more women would be 
willing and better prepared for the 
responsibility of Women of the Church 
officers, if they could take advantage 
of the training and fellowship offered 
at Synod Training School. However, 
we have faith that there will never be 
a lack of dedicated women to carry on 
the work of the Kingdom. As we have 
begun the year of Bible study on "The 
Holy Spirit at Work" we look for a 
depth of meaning in Scripture, and per- 
sonal commitment with messages of God 
at i\'ork in the world, God at work for 
man's redemption, God at work in the 
life of the believer, and God at work 
through each of us. 

Mrs. S. S. Cooley 

President, 

AA^omen of the Church 



1 






FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS 

16 — Joyce Eliott — 14 
25 — David Barnett — 14 
27— Rebecca Clarke— 12 



fanuory. 1968 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Five 



PRESbyTETUAl^ HOME NEU75 

by Cfhe Superiniendenl 

Many Thanks 
We would like to thank all of our 
;hurches and friends for making this 
Christmas one that the children will 
-emember for a long time. A lot of 
)ur children went into new homes this 
/ear and they all spoke of the good 
imes they had. Each child received 
rifts from so many that had written 
isking how to help. The wonderful re- 
;ponse at Thanksgiving and the interest 
It Christmas makes all of us here at the 
Home so thankful. A very Happy New 
k'ear to all of you from all of us here 
it the Home. 

The Snow and Rides 
The children have returned to school 
ifter a ten day vacation on account of 
mow. The children seemed to be hap- 
ay to return to this routine and the 
itaff was delighted. Our larger boys 
ind girls enjoyed sleigh riding and tak- 
ng the little ones for a ride down the 
ong frozen pasture. Six sleds were not 
mough to provide for fifty-three chil- 
iren, so card board boxes and garbage 
:anlids were just as good. 

New Members 
Two children were admitted to the 
Home after the Christmas Holidays. 
[Cathey Howard, age 7, came to us from 
Hendersonville and Randy Galloway, 
ige eleven, came to us from Barnard- 
tfille. We welcome these children into 
:he fellowship of our Home and know 
that they will be happy with us. 

Mission Conference 
Three of our young people will at- 
tend the World Mission Conference in 
Gatlinburg, Tenn. in February, Rosalie 
Guthrie, Gail Edwards and Clifford 
Barnette. This makes the third year for 
Clifford who says it gets better each 
year. He speaks very highly of the 
benefits received from this conference. 

RECEPTION OF CANDIDATE 
From Page One 

tery of Asheville as a Candidate for the 
Ministry of the Word. 

The reception took place during the 
annual meeting of the Presbytery which 
was held at the Malvern Hills Church, 
Tuesday, January 16, 1968. 

Miss Brown was recommended to Pres- 
bytery by the Session of the First 
Church; approved by the Committee on 
Candidates; examined by the Moderator 
as to her experience of Christian Grace 
and her motives for seeking the Min- 
istry of the Word; and sustained as a 
Candidate by direct action of the Pres- 
bytery. 

The Rev. Leroy V. Secrest offered the 
prayer, asking for the blessing of Al- 
mighty God upon her, and the Rev. A. 
Allen Gardner, Jr. presented to the new 
Candidate a charge of encouragement 
and challenge. 



BENEVOLENCES THROUGH CENTRAL TREASURY, 1967 

In 1967 the 37 churches in Asheville Presbytery gave through the Central 
Treasury to Presbytery, Synod and Assembly Agencies the sum of $270,360.52. 
The total for 1966 was $245,541.13. The increase for 1967 was .$24,819.39. 

The basic and advance goal established in January of 1967 for budgeted bene- 
volences was $255,754.21. This amount was asked of the churches for the support 
of all regular benevolences. No amount was set for what is called non-budgeted 
benevolences. To regular benevolences the churches gave $259,796.83 and to 
non-budgeted benevolences $10,563.69— totaling $270,360.52. 

The amount of $4,042.62 provided over and above the askings for regular 
benevolences was designated for World Missions by Asheville Presbytery. 

The Advance Fund for 1967 consisted of an addition of 6% for every item 
in the basic operation budget for the Assembly and Presbytery Causes except 
that of Davidson College and the Office of the Executive Secretary. By action 
of the Synod of Appalachia in 1966 the Advance Fund for 1967 was designated 
for Campus Christian Life Work at the University of Tennessee. 

Listed below are the reports made by the Central Treasurer to Asheville 
Presbytery during the Winter meeting held at the Malvern Hills Church, Janu- 
ary 16, 1968: 

THE 1967 BENEVOLENT BUDGET AND THE 1967 DISTRIBUTION 

Operation Advance Total Total 

Budget Fund Budget Paid 

ASSEMBLY CAUSES $ 75,644.68 $ 4,538.68 $ 80,183.36 $ 84,225.98 

(17) 

Total $ 75,644.68 $ 4,538.68 $ 80,183.36 $ 84,225.98 

SYNOD CAUSES 

King College 17.764.62 17,764.62 17,764.62 

Union Theological Sem.-- 3,072.05 3,072.05 3,072.05 

Louisville Pres. Sem. 1,536.26 1,536.26 1,536.26 

Christian Education 6,315.02 6,315.02 6,315.02 

Church Extension 237.48 237.48 237.48 

Campus Christian Life 

Work at U. of Tenn 1,735.51 1,735.51 1,735.51 

Total $ 28,925.43 $ 1,735.51 $ 30,660.94 $ 30,660.94 

PRESBYTERY CAUSES 

Presbyterian Home $ 47,221.22 $ 2,833.27 $ 50,054.49 $ 50,054.49 

Church Extension 43,379.27 2,602.75 45,982.02 45,982.02 

Christian Education 12,970.29 778.22 13,748.51 13,748.51 

Office of Exec. Sec. 19,883.00 19,883.00 19,883.00 

Mont.-Anderson Col. 12,287.81 737.27 13,025.08 13,025.08 

Davidson College 2,000.00 2,000.00 2,000.00 

N. C. Council of Churches.. 204.54 12.27 216.81 216.81 

Total 137,946.13 6,963.78 144,909.91 144,909.91 

GRAND TOTALS $242,516.24 $ 13,237.97 $255,754.21 $259,796.83 



NON-BUDGETED 

ASSEMBLY 
Presbyterian Development 

Fund 

Easter Offering 

Rio Grande Valley Relief.... 
Flip Lyons Memorial 

Church — Japan 

Other 

SYNOD 

King College 

PRESBYTERY 

Memorial Gifts — Pres. Home 

Pres. Home for Painting 

Pres. Home — College 

Education Fund — 

R. P. Smith Fund— 

Pres. Home 

Home Mission Committee.... 

MISCELLANEOUS 

TOTAL 



Received and paid out 



133.22 
3,266.13 
1,768.26 

1,545.47 




30.00 


6,743.08 


800.04 


800.04 


788.00 
826.17 




558.29 




60.00 
35.00 


2,267.46 




753.11 
$270,360.52 



Page Six 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



January, 1968 



fi^monal (Sifta 

The Presbyterian Home for Children 
Black Mountain. N. C. 



Aiken, Mr. Charles F. — Dr. & Mrs. C. L. 
Newland, Brevard. 

Barnard, Mr. W. Judson, Asheville — Miss Con- 
yers Sluder, Mr. & Mrs. J. P. Brown, Mr. & 
Mrs. W. O. Barnard, Jr., Asheville. 

Bishop, Mrs. Nell Border, Akron, Ohio — Dr. 
Charles K. Border, Hazelwood. Mr. & Mrs. 
Furman Robertson, Waynesville. 

Black, Mrs. W. L., Greer, S. C— Mr. & Mrs. 
C. C. Gates, Flat Rock. 

Blair, Mrs. John D., Blair, S. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 
L. A. Blair, Hendersonville. 

Bowles, Mr. Bill, Greensboro, N. C. — Miss 
Betty Lou Tate, Canton. 

Brank, Mr. Scott H., Weaverville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Ansel Srnith & Family, Mr. & Mrs. Ben H. 
Evans, Mr. J. K. Rogers, Mr. John W. Fisher, 
Mr. & Mrs. E. L. Curtis, Mr. & Mrs. R. T. 
Reed, Mr. & Mrs. J. S. Kendall, Miss Margaret 
Pickens, Women of the Presbyterian Church, 
Weaverville. The Rev. & Mrs. Dan Carlton, 
Barnardsville. Mr. & Mrs. M. Grahaim Price, 
Asheville. 

Burdette, Mr. Pat, Asheville — Circle No. 11 of 
FirsC Church, Asheville. 

BuRNETTE, Mr. Thurman, Asheville — The Al- 
lison Family, Champion Credit Union Per- 
sonnel, Canton. Mrs. Zelma Burnette, Ashe- 
ville. 

Burrell, Mr. William H., Leicester, N. C. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Rush W. Whitmirc, Asheville. 

Cartwright, Mr. Arthur, Hendersonville — 
Will C. & Odile M. Hackleman, Henderson- 
ville. 

Clayman, Mr. F. S., Bristol, Tenn. — Mr. & 
Mrs. F. A. Plummer, Asheville. 

Donaldson, Colonel Thomas Q., Asheville — 
Mrs. Elizabeth R. Donaldson, Asheville. 

Evans, Mrs. Beth, Asheville^ — Mr. & Mrs. 
Crawford Pearson, Asheville. 

Cerriow, Mr. William, Coldwater, Mich.^ — 
Mr. & Mrs. Crawford Pearson, Asheville. 

Cheves, Mrs. Alma Lee, Hendersonville — Mr. 
& Mrs. L. A. Blair, Hendersonville. 

Cole, Mr. H. H., Chapel Hill, N. C— Mr & 
Mrs. James E. Neal, Enka. 

Cutshall, Mr. Joe, Weaverville — Mr. J. K. 
Rogers, Mr. John Fisher, Mr. G. P. Fisher, 
Mr. & Mrs. E. L. Curtis, Weaverville. Mr. & 
Mrs. Brooks Ray, Asheville. Mrs. Sarah Clapp 
Haworth, High Point, N. C. 

Drake, Mr. George J., Hendersonville — Mr. k 
Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

EwELL, Mrs. — Miss Conyers Sluder, Choir of 
the First Church, Asheville. 

Ford, Mr. Carrol E., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
A. F. Fyson, Jr., Black Mountain. 

GossETT, Mr. a. B., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs.E. L. 
Curtis, Weaverville. 

Grey, Miss Mary Blanton, Hendersonville — 
Mrs. Bruce Drysdale, Circle No. 1 of First 



Church, Mr. & Mrs. Cecil Stonecipher, Mrs. 
Marjorie Fernandez, Miss Katherine Shepherd, 
Miss Ruth Shepherd, Miss Louise Shepherd, 
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Clarke, Mr. & Mrs. 
J. H. Flanagan, Mrs. L H. Pearce, Miss 
Maggie Good, Mrs. J. M. Good, Sr., Lila Rip- 
ley Barnwell Class of First Church, Miss Emma 
Sample, Miss Anne Sample, Mrs. N. H. Col- 
lisson. Primary Department of First Church, 
Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. L. H. McKay, Mr. 
& Mrs. C. C. Gates, Flat Rock. 

GuDGER, Mr. James C. L., Candler — Mrs. Mary 
Peeke Osborne, Miss Josephine Osborne, 
Weaverville. Mr. & Mrs. Ray Clark, Cul- 
lowhee. 

Hair, Mrs. Thomas A., Asheville — Mr & Mrs. 
H. E. Johnson, Dr. & Mrs. D. W. Dudley, 
Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Bolton, Asheville. 

Heywood, Mr. Harvey M., Sr., Delray Beach, 
Fla. — Lance Lumber Co., Hendersonville. 

Hildebrand, Mrs. C. A., Canton — Mrs. Media 
Clark, Miss Margie Hipps, Mrs. Mary Reece, 
Mrs. Louise Cole, Mrs. Cleo Rogers, Mrs. 
Louise Rikard, Mrs. Emily Morgan, Mrs. 
Geraldine Peyton, Mrs. Ann Paxton, Miss 
Loolie Wright, Mrs. Joan Morrison, Mr. W. P. 
Barbee, Mrs. Jane Newman, Mrs. Ruth Liner, 
Mr. Dale Parris of the North Canton School. 

HoLiFiELD, Mrs. Jake, Weaverville — Miss Mary 
McElroy, Miss Kittie Sue McElroy, Circle No. 
8 of the Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. 

Hudson, Mr. Robert Gordon, Waynesville — 
Mrs. Elaine Hudson, Waynesville. 

JosLiN, Mrs. Muriel, Canton — Mr. & Mrs. 
William Milne, Canton. 

Lockwood, Dr. Allen T., Asheville — Col. & Mrs. 
Robert C. Brown, Asheville. 

Mason, Mrs. Annie, Crandall, Ga. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Dixon M. Connelly, Swannanoa. 

Maultsby, Mrs. Sivola Kelley, Henderson- 
ville — Primary Department of First Church, 
Hendersonville. 

McCarson, Mr. Hicks, Hendersonville — Vernon 
& Leander Johnson, Mr. & Mrs. John L. 
Brown, Hendersonville. 

McCorkle, Mrs. Margaret, Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Clarence M. Beard & Family, Harrison- 
burg, Va. 

McMeekin, Mrs. Irene, Charlotte, N. C. — 
Mr. Sc Mrs. L. A. Blair, Hendersonville. 

Medford, Mrs. Susie, Waynesville — Mr. & Mrs. 
William Milne, Canton. 

MiLBURN, Miss Martha Page, Montclair, N. J. 
— Mr. & Mrs. Carey Yerrington, Henderson- 
ville. 

Miller, Mrs. Tina, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Crawford Pearson, Women of the Kenilworth 
Church, Asheville. 

Osteen, Mr. James F., Black Mountain — Mr. 
& Mrs. B. K. Glasgow and Ed, Mr. & Mrs. 
John H. Mull, Mr. & Mrs. Carl Teague, Dr. & 
Mrs. H. B. Dendy, Mrs. Alice G. McDowell, 
Women of the Presbyterian Church, Mr. & 
Mrs. E. L. Curtis, Mr. Robert L Curtis, Mr. 
James K. Rogers, Mr. k Mrs. W. D. Hickey & 
Patty and Mary Beth, Circle No. 6 of the 
Preslayterian Church, Weaverville. Mr. & Mrs. 
Reid Lovelace & Betsy and Ken, Mr. & Mrs. 
W. L. Gettys, Mr. & Mrs. Graham Price, Mr. & 



Memorial Gift for The Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 
Enclosed is $ In Memory Of 



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at 



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Send acknowledgement to_ 



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complete address for mail, please 



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Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 26 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 

(^Acknowledgement cards will he mailed promptly if sufficient information is given in blanks above) 



Mrs. Don Michael, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. A. F.j 

Tyson, Jr., Black Mountain. 
Pierce, Mrs. Fred, Whittier, N. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 

Robert Harding, Mr. & Mrs. Martin Cunning- 
ham, Women of the Presbyterian Church, 

Sylva. 
Proffitt, Mr. Clarence, Burnsville, N. C— 

Circle No. 8 of the Presbyterian Church,! 

Weaverville. 
Rea, Mr. Richard L., Sr., Ashevillei — Circle 

No. 6 of the West Asheville Presbyterian 

Church, Women of The Kenilworth Church, 

First Union National Bank, Louise W. 

Nixon, Cosmic Club, Asheville. 
Rhodarmfr, Mr. Claude B., Canton— Mr. & 

Mrs. William Milne, Canton. 
Riddle, Mrs. Lillie, Weaverville — Women of 

the Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. 
Robert, Mr. David B., Hendersonville— Mr. & 

Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 
Scott, Mrs. Ora— Mr. & Mrs John L. Brown, 

Hendersonville. 
Schvvedler, Mrs. M., Dallas, Tex. — Mr. & Mrs. 

J. H. Flanagan, Mary Smyth S. S. Class of 

First Church, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs 

L. H. McKay, Flat Rock. 
Seay, Mrs. H. L., Huntersville, N. C. — Dr. & 

Mrs C. D. Thomas, Black Mountain. 
Shepherd, Mrs. M. M., Hendersonville — Miss 

Sara Ellen Oates, Vernon & Leander Johnson, 

Miss Emma Sample, Miss Anne Sample, Mrs. 

Edith Braine, Miss Vinnie Black, Faculty of 

Bruce Drysdale School, Mrs. Charles L. Grey, 

Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Mr. & Mrs. Dock 

T. Sudderth, Miss Maggie Good, Mrs. L H. 

Pearce, Mrs. H. E. Drake, Mrs. Bert Miller, 

Mrs. Ralph S. Crawford, Hendersonville. Mr! 

& Mrs. Harold J. Young, .^Jatahala, N. C. Mr. 

& Mrs. C. C. Oates, Flat Rock. Friends at 

Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation, Pisgah 

Forest. Mrs. Roy Lentz, Winston-Salem, N. C. 
Simpson, Mrs. Mary A., Asheville — Miss Olive 

Croswell, Miss Alice F. Laubach. Circle No. 9 

of First Church, Asheville. 
SiNGLEY, Mr. Leslie K., Hendersonville — Mr. & 

Mrs. Donald E. Morrow, Hendersonville. 
Smith, Mrs. Hazel, Tuckaseegee, N. C. — Women 

of the Presbyterian Church, Sylva. 
Smith, Mr. William, Abbeville, S. C. — Miss 

Emma Sample, Miss Anne Sample, Hender-! 

sonville. \ 

Smyth, Mr. James, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs.: 

J. H. Flanagan, Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, 

Hendersonville. 
Stewart, Mr. Jack, Hendersonville — Mr. k. 

Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 
Utley, Mr. Joseph C, Hendersonville — Mr. &; 

Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 
AVacker, Mrs. Irene A., Black Mountain — Mr.i 

& Mrs. Ralph M. Nelson, Asheville. 
Waddell, Mr. Henry Lee, Weaverville — Mrj 

& Mrs. Robert A. Turnbull, Miss Eva. B.: 

Clark, Asheville. 
Ward, Mr. Tom, Weaverville — Mrs. Herschel 

Roberts, Weaverville. 
Whitmire, Mrs. Dicie H., Brevard — The Ray-, 

mond Nicholsons, Brevard. 
Woodard, Dr. J. G., Asheville — The Family of 

Vivian Carter Dillingham, Barnardsville. Mr. 

& Mrs. Ben H. Evans, Weaverville. 



PASTORS' INSTITUTE 
FEBRUARY 19-22, 1968 

A Pastors' Institute will be held at 
Union Theological Seminary, Rich- 
mond, Va., Monday through Thursday, 
Februoary 19-22. The theme: "Procla- 
mation-Pulpit And Pew" will be devel- 
oped by outstanding churchmen from 
our own and other denominations. 

A fee of $10.00 will be charged for en- 
tertainment. The meetings will be held 
in the Ginter Park Presbyterian Church, 
adjacent to the Union Theological 
Seminary campus. Meals will be pro- 
vided in Lingle Hall. 



u^A 







SINCE 1910 



Our Mountain Work 

CHURCH EXTENSION • CHRISTIAN EDUCATION • THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN OF BLACK MOUNTAIN 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL • PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE. SYNOD OF APPALACHIA 

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN U. S. 



FEBRUARY, 1968 

entered as second-class matter June 1, 1930, 
t the Postoffice at Weaverville, N. C, under 
he Act of March 3, 1879. 



The Whole Work Of The Whole Church 

Promoted In Or Supported By 

Asheville Presbytery 

'ublished Monthly At Weaverville, N. C, By 

Asheville Presbytery, Office of 

Executive Secretary 

Rev. W. G. Thomas, D.D., Editor 
141/2 Church Street - - Asheville, N. C. 

Lev. H. B. Dendv, D.D. — Business Manager 
Weaverville, N. C. 

Subscription Price: $1.00 Per Annum 

'olume LVin February. 1968 No. 2 

TROVER C. SEWELL RESIGNS 
WILL MOVE TO FLORIDA 

Rev. Grover C. Sewell, pastor of the 
irst Presbyterian Church, Highlands, 
Jorth Carolina, has resigned, effective 
ebruary 29, to accept a call to the First 
resbyterian Church, Eustis, Florida, a 
lember of The North Florida Presby- 
?ry of The United Presbyterian Church, 
J.S.A. 

During a meeting of the congregation 
'f the Highlands church held Sunday, 
anuary 28, the congregation voted to 
ancur with the request of Mr. Sewell 
1 asking The Presbytery of Asheville 
) dissolve the pastoral relationship. 

The Commission on the Minister and 
lis Work, the Rev. A. Allen Gardner, 
r., Chairman, met Sunday afternoon, 
anuary 28, at the First Church, Ashe- 
ille, and dissolved the pastoral relation- 
lip and authorized the Stated Clerk of 
le Presbytery to issue a certificate of 
>ismission for Mr. Sewell to The North 
lorida Presbytery. 

Mr. Sewell became pastor of the First 
Ihurch, Highlands, November 21, 1965. 

lore on Page Three 




UNION SEMINARY ADVANCE 

PROGRAM IN ASHEVILLE 

PRESBYTERY 

1968 is the year for the Union The- 
ological Seminary, Richmond, Virginia, 
ADVANCE PROGRAM in the Synod 
of Appalachia and particularly during 
the months of February, March and 
April in the churches of the Presbytery 
of Asheville. 

THREE IMPORTANT DATES 

Sunday, February 18, 1968, 3:00 P.M. 
Monday, February 19, 1968, 6:30 P.M. 
Sunday, March 10, 1968, all day 

TWO AREA MEETINGS 

Area meetings will be held in Ashe- 
ville Presbytery on February 18 and 19. 
The first one will be at the W^est Ashe- 
ville Presbyterian Church, 690 Hay- 
wood Road, Asheville, Sunday after- 
noon, February 18, 3:00 o'clock. The 
second at the Franklin Presbyterian 

More on Page Three 



WEST ASHEVILLE CHURCH 
RENOVATES SANCTUARY 

The congregation of the West Ashe- 
ville Church was thankful to be worship- 
ping again in the church's sanctuary 
after a fourteen week period of meeting 
in the church's fellowship hall. The rea- 
son for being out of the sanctuary for 
this period of time was a thorough re- 
novation of the interior of the structure. 
The work began on October 12th. 

Among the changes and improve- 
ments are: a new ceiling, new lighting 
throughout and carpeting throughout. 
The pews and communion table have 
been completely refinished and the air 
conditioning outlets relocated. A bride's 
room has been provided in the foyer 
and a new radiator system has been in- 
stalled throughout the sanctuary area. 

The greatest change has been made in 
the pulpit and choir area with new ash 
paneling being employed to beautify the 
appearance of the entire chancel section 
of the church. The central pulpit has 

More On Page Four 



jm 






The Presbyterian Home Fon Children 
Of Black Mountain, N. C. Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage. Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 
W. G. Thomas. Treasurer Don C. Mckenzie, Superintendent 

l4^/i Church street, asheville, N. C. R.F.D. 1. BLAcr Mountain. N. c. 

Tel. Asheville. 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa, 686-3666 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



February, 1968 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

Presbytery of Asheville 

Synod of Appalachia 

1966-1967 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. S. S. Cooley, P. O. 
Box 745, Black Mountain, N. C. 
28711 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. Grace 
Stamey, Box 294, Waynesville, N. C. 
28786 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
Guy White, Kanawha Drive, Mon- 
treat, N. C. 28757 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. M. L. Williams, 121 Church 
Street, Black Mountain, N. C. 28711 

TREASURER — Mrs. W. M. Green, 
Box 253, Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. Mark Sumner, 38 
Faircrest Road, Asheville, N. C. 
28804 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor — Mrs. M. L. Williams, (See 
above) 

MEN OF THE CHURCH 

PRESIDENT — T. Kendall O'Barr, 
Westminster Church, 27 Bull Moun- 
tain Road, Asheville, N. C. 28805. 

FIRST V.P. — Jack Ward, Arden 
Church, 206 Linden Street, Arden, N. 
C. 28704 

SECOND V.P. M. R. Whisenhunt, 

Hazelwood Church, Drawer 599, 
Waynesville, N. C. 28786 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Louis B. 
Joyner, Swannanoa Church, 140 East- 
wood Ave., Swannanoa, N. C. 28778 

FIRST DIVISION CHAIRMAN— Thom- 
as A. McGuire, Franklin Church, Hill- 
crest Circle, Franklin, N. C. 28734 

SECOND DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
L. H. Parmele, First Church, Hender- 
sonville, Ridgecrest Drive, Hender- 
sonville, N. C. 28739 

THIRD DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
Frank P. Scott, West Asheville 
Church, 62 Westwood Ave., Asheville, 
N. C. 28806 

YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 

MODERATOR — Mark Cooper, Grace 
Covenant, Asheville 

VICE-MODERATOR — Ed LaFountaine, 
Waynesville 

STATED CLERK — Vicki Patton, West 
Asheville 

REGISTRAR — Mark Boggs, First 
Church, Asheville 

HISTORIAN— Beverly Neighbors, West 
Asheville 

TREASURER — Sarah Brown, First, 
Henderson ville 

DISTRICT CHAIRMAN— Mike Claxton, 
Bryson City; Paul Saenger, West- 
minster; Janie McCrary, First, Hen- 
dersonville; Mark Wood, Grace Cove- 
nant; Lee Galloway, Brevard; Susan 
Rodda, Andrews. 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. J. 
Douglas Heck, The Rev. Robert S. 
Busey, Miss Geraldine Rustin, First, 
Henderson ville. 



THE DISTRIBUTION BENEVOLENT BUDGET FOR 1968 

Presbytery, during the Winter meeting held at the Malvern Hills Church, 
January 16, adopted the following distribution budget for the benevolent funds 
of 1968: 

Basic Operation Challenge Total Budget 

Budget Program + Challenge 
ASSEMBLY CAUSES 

Central Treasurer -- $ 82.592.00 $ 8,259.00 $ 90,851.00 



SYNOD CAUSES 

King College 18,875.00 

Union Theological Seminary __- 2,250.00 

Louisville Pres. Seminary 1,125.00 

Christian Education 7,082.00 

Church Extension 302.00 



Total Budget & Challenge $ 29,634.00 

PRESBYTERY CAUSES 

Presbyterian Home 47,556.00 

Church Extension 41,875.00 

Christian Education 12,738.00 13,790.00 

Office of Exec. Sec'y. 20,948.00 

Mon treat-Anderson College 12,855.00 

Davidson College 1,866.00 

N. C. Council of Churches 152.00 

Total Budget & Challenge $137,990.00 $ 13,790.00 



18,875.00 

2,250.00 

1,125.00 

7,082.00 

302.00 

$ 29,634.00 



47,556.00 

41,875.00 

26,528.00 

20,948.00 

12,855.00 

1,866.00 

152.00 

$151,680.00 



GRAND TOTAL 



$250,216.00 $ 22,049.00 $272,265.00 



INSTRUCTIONS TO CENTRAL TREASURER 

• That the Central Treasurer be instructed to keep accurate records of all re- 
ceipts, designated, undesignated, and non-budgeted, and that distribution be made 
according to directions and that an acknowledgment be sent immediately to the 
churches or donors. 

• That the Central Treasurer be instructed to follow the established procedure 
in dividing all "undesignated gifts," sending all funds for any Assembly Agency to 
the Central Treasurer of the General Assembly, and all other funds to the treas- 
urer of the Agencies involved. 

• That all benevolent contributions, designated, undesignated, and non-budgeted 
be made through Presbytery's Central Treasury so that a complete record of the 
benevolent giving of each church may be available. 

REQUESTS OF THE CHURCHES 

• That each church regard the benevolent gifts as the first responsibility to bei 
remitted by the church treasurer each month and that remittance be made through! 
Presbytery's Central Treasury after the last Sunday of each month and certainly 
before the eighth of the next month; and that the remittance be according to 
the adopted percentage for benevolences or one-twelfth of the definite amount 
promised for benevolences. 

• That the church treasurer be urged to use the term Witness Season offering 
rather than World Missions offering in remitting the supplementary offering re-i 
ceived during the Witness Season so that it may be properly applied. 

• That the churches be urged to make full use of the Stewardship Education 
materials which were provided by the Ass'^mbly's General Council and which were 
introduced during the 1967 Stewardship Season for a continued year round proj 
gram. 

• That each session be urged to name immediately a director for the 1968 Ev- 
ery Member Canvass and to furnish his name and address to the Office of the Ex^ 
ecutive Secretary. | 

• That a special offering over-and-above that regularly budgeted for the Board 

of World Missions be received for the Department of Overseas Relief and Inter 
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Total Budget & Challenge $ 82,592.00 $ 8,259.00 $ 90,851.00 I 



Church Aid and that it be received on Easter, April 14, 1968. 



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17 — Michael Eliott 
17 — Fredia Wiggins 



MARCH BIRTHDAYS 

30— Shirline Eliott 
31— John Wade 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



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1967 STATISTICAL REPORT 
ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY 



CHURCHES AND MINISTERS 

Churches on roll 

Churches received from other denominations 

Ordained ministers on roll 

Candidates on roll — 

Number of Ordinations 

Installations of ministers 

Dissolutions of pastoral relationships 

Ministers dismissed to other Presbyteries 

Ministers retired 

Ministers deceased — 



)FFICERS 

Ruling Elders 
Deacons 



OMMUNICANTS 

Total at the beginning of the year 

Reception of Riceville Church 

Added on profession of faith 

Added on reaffirmation of faith — . 

Added by church certificates 

Restored from inactive roll 

Total on roll during the year 



Loss by death 

Dismissed by certificates 

Transferred to inactive roll 

Removed from roll 

Total losses by the end of the year 
Total on roll at the end of the year .. 

Total gains for the year 

APTISMS 

Adult 

Infant 



UNDAY SCHOOL ENROLLMENT 

Gain over 1966 

lONTRIBUTIONS 



37 
1 
55 
13 
I 
7 
2 
I 
I 
2 



338 
318 



8914 

103 

228 

86 

364 

18 

9713 

98 
249 
165 

22 

534 

9174 

260 

101 
130 

5558 

212 



Budgeted 

Total to Assembly Causes $ 95,807 

Total to Synod Causes ____ 27,666 

Total to Presbytery Causes 138,618 

Total to Budgeted Causes 262,091 

Non-Budgeted 

Total to Assembly Causes „ 14,498 

Total to Synod Causes 3,866 

Total to Presbytery Causes ___. 4,501 

Total to congregation causes (Benv) __ ._ 4,573 

17,571 

45,009 

307,100 

21,466 

634,417 

278,630 



Total to miscellaneous contributions 
Total to Non-Budgeted _.„ 

Total Benevolences for 1967 
An increase over 1966 

Total Current expenses 

Building Fund 



GRAND TOTAL OF ALL CONTRIBUTIONS 
Increase over 1966 



.1,220,147 
$50,895 



GROVER C. SEWELL 
From Page One 
rie has rendered effective service in the 
;hurch and as a leader in community 
iffairs. He has witnessed growth and 
levelopment in all phases of die church's 
ife and activities. Since becoming a 



member of Asheville Presbytery he has 
served as a valuable member of the 
Church Extension Committee. He has 
been a faithful Presbyter and will be 
greatly missed. We extend to him and 
the members of his family our best 
wishes. 



PRESftVrEIUAN HOME NEU75 

by Q'he Superiniendenl 

New Scout Troop 
All of our boys are waiting to hear 
the good news about the possibility of 
having a scout troop here at the Home. 
Progress is being made in the planning 
and we hope that it will come through 
for us. This is something that we have 
needed at the Home for some time. Later 
we hope to have a troop for the girls. 
More will be said about this next month. 

Our College Students 
Jack Guthrie and Eddie Teters left the 
24th of January for Richmond Profes- 
sional Institute, Richmond, Virginia. 
Jack to work for the B.S. Degree in Art 
and Advertizing and Eddie to complete 
his work in Physical Education and Ed- 
ucation. Six of our boys are now in 
some field of Higher Education which 
we can be justly proud. We are so thank- 
ful to our many friends throughout the 
Presbytery for making it possible for 
these yoimg men to prepare themselves 
for a more usefid service. 

Very Good Reports 

The first semester of school is over and 
the children put in a number of extra 
hours of study. Most of the children are 
doing real good in school this year. One 
of our girls made the honor roll at Owen 
and two more just missed making it. Me- 
laine Hyatt made all A's on one grading 
period. This is not something new for 
Melaine for she has done this several 
times in the past. 

UNION SEMINARY 
From Page One 

Church, Franklin, N. C. Monday Night, 
6:30 o'clock. 

YOU ARE INVITED 

Pastors, church officers, and members, 
are invited to attend at least one of the 
area meetings. Attend the one of your 
choice. Come and learn more about the 
Union Seminary Advance, how to pro- 
mote the Advance in your church, the 
objectives and financial goals for the 
Synod, Presbytery and local church. 

SEMINARY SUNDAY, MARCH 10 

During the Winter Meeting of Ashe- 
ville Presbytery held at Malvern Hills 
Presbyterian Church, January 16, t h e 
Rev. Gale D. Lammey announced that 
"Seminary Sunday" in the 17 churches 
would be observed March 10. 

Pastor or clerk of the Session is urged 
to contact the Rev. Gale D. Lammey 
or the Rev. R. E. McClure, Co-Chair- 
men for Asheville Presbytery, to make 
arrangements for speakers in every 
church for Sunday, March 10. Please 
do it immediately. 

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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



February. 1968 



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iMmnnal (Stfta 

The Presbyterian Home for Children 
Black Mountain. N. C. 



AllisoNj Mrs. Florence, Sylva — Mr. R; Mis. 
Martin Cunningham, Mr. & Mrs. Norman 
E. Faust, Sylva. 

AsHwoRTH, Mr. Claude J., Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Howard J. Runnion, Asheville. 

Brennan, Mrs. Kate C, Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Ben H. Evans, Mr. John W. Fisher, Mr. 
& Mrs. G. P. Fisher, Mr. & Mrs. Ansel Smith, 
Mrs. Herschel Roberts, Mr. & Mrs. Carl 
Teague, Mr. & Ms. E. L. Curtis, Circle No. 3 
of the Presbyterian Church, Women of the 
Presbyterian Church, Circle No. 6 of the Pres- 
byterian Church, Weaverville. Mr. Preston P. 
Thomas, Mrs. Phoebe C. Gordon, Mrs. Grace 
G. Maness, Mrs. R. L. Worley, Evelyn W. 
Mann, Asheville. 

Bryan, Mrs. J. E., Favetteville, N. C. — Mrs. 
W. F. Swift, Sr., Waynesville. 

BuRDELL, Mr. John, Erie, Pa. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Merrill Grubbs, Chonju, Korea. 

Cartwright, Mr. Arthur, Hfndersonville — 
Mrs. L. B. McDonald, Mr. & Mrs. Donald R. 
Bennett, Miss Maggie Good, Mrs. I. H, Pearce, 
Lila Ripley Barnwell Class of First Church, 
Hendersonville. 

Cheek, Mrs. Vernon R., Bethesda, Md. — Mrs. 
Luther A. Thomas, Asheville. 

Cutshall, Mr. Joe, Weaverville — Men in Com- 
posing Room of Asheville Citizen-Times. 

Dandridge, Mrs. S. W., Charlotte, N. C. — Mrs. 
George B. Phillips, Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. 
Allen, Mrs. I. H. Pearce, Miss Maggie Good, 
Mrs. J. M. Good, Sr., Circle No. 9 of First 
Church, Lila Ripley Barnwell Class of First 
Church, Hendersonville. 

Davis, Mr. Frank, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Harry C. Williams, Hendersonville. 

Davis, Mr. Oliver M., Black Mountain — Mr. & 
Mrs. Crawford Pearson, Mr. Harold L. Crutc- 
her, Asheville. Women of the Black Mountain 
Presbyterian Church, Cicle No. 3 of Black 
Mountain Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. 
Marion D. Godfrey, Mr. & Mrs. W. L. Wheel- 
on, Mr. & Mrs. C. M. Wolfe, Mr. & Mrs. 
Ezra .\tkinson, Mrs. Paul D. Patrick, Black 
Mountain. 

Erwin, Mr. Ray, New York, N. Y. — Miss Alice 
M. Arey, Black Mountain. 

EwELL, Mrs. George, Onancoke, Va. — Mr. R. O. 
Lentz, Asheville. 

Gay, Mr. G. D., Jacksonville, Fla. — Mrs. A. F. 
Tyson, Sr., Mrs. Allen P. Perley HI, Black 
Mountain. 

Grey, Miss Mary Blanton, Hendersonville — 
Mrs. L. B. McDonald, Mr. & Mrs. John L 
Bush, Mrs. Katharine B. Hayes, Miss Vinnie 
Black, Mrs. Edith B. Braine, Mr. & Mrs. L. A. 
Blair, Mary Smyth S. S. Class of First Church, 
Hendersonville. 

Grubbs, Mr. O. W., Hot Springs, N. C. — Mrs. 
Jacqueline Burgin Painter, Sylva. 



Hair, Mrs. T. A., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. J. J. 
Stone, Mrs. Mamie W. Aiken, Asheville. 

Johnson, Mr. Rowe, Douglasville, Ga. — Mr. i: 
Mrs. Crawford Pearson, Asheville. 

KiGER, Mr. Harvey, Rur.\l Hall, N. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. John D. Kutscher, Asheville. 

Marsh, Mr. Kenneth, Greenville, S. C. — Mrs. 
Arthur ^V. Childs, Hendersonville. 

Nor.vian, Mrs. W. Walker, Griffin, Ga. — Mrs. 
W. F. Swift, Sr., Waynesville. 

Ogle, Mr. C. M., Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
L. A. Blair, Hendersonville. 

OsTEEN, Mr. James F.. Black Mountain — The 
Parks Family, Asheville. 

Pace, Mrs. Florence — Mr. & Mrs. O. E. Starnes, 
Asheville. 

Ratliff, Mr. Roy, Hendersonville — Vernon 
and Leander Johnson, Hendersonville. 

Rogers, Mr. Melton, Clyde, N. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 
N. E. Faust, Sylva. 

Shepherd, Mrs. M. M., Hendersonville — Mr. 8c 
Mrs. Wayne Garren, Claire & Dan Waddell, 
Neighbors on Higate Road, Home Circle of 
First Church, Mr. & Mrs. R. G. MacDonald, 
Hendersonville. 

Simpson, Mrs. Mary, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Ted Greene, Enka. Friends at The Jefferson 
Apartments. Miss Margaret Ligon, Mrs. Gladys 
R. Andrews, Mr. C. W, King, Mr. & Mrs. 
Edward E. McDowell. Mrs. R. R. Cline, Miss 
Laura Cline, Women's Bible Class of First 
Church, Col. James H. Lambach, Asheville. 
Mrs. Roy Head, Mrs. Douglas Wauchope. 
Jerome & Summey, Mr. Robert L. Oates, Bre- 
vard. Dr. & Mrs. James J. Acker, Knoxville. 
Tenn. Dr. W. S. Schwartz, Mrs. Florence 
Bulmer, Mrs. Katherine Kress, Mrs. Mary 
Frances Stephens, Mrs. Patricia Price. Mrs. 
Alene Silverman, Mrs. Mildred B. Fisher, 
Bill Treadway, E. N. Plott, Chaplain Deyo 
J. Williams, Oteen. 

Singley, Mr. L. K., Hfnder.sonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
L. A. Blair, Hendersonville. 

Stovall, Elizabe:tii Patton, Cordelia, Ga. — Mr. 
R. O. Lentz, Asheville. 

Strickland, Mr. Billy Louis, Hendersonville — 
Vernon and Leander Johnson, Henderson- 
ville. 

Strong, Mrs. Dorothy Stanion, Oak Park, III. 
— Mrs. Robert Harding, Sylva. 

Sullivan, Mr. Marion, Cameron, S. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. L. A. Blair &: Mary Elizabeth, Hender- 
sonville. 

Taylor, Mr. Ned, Clearwater, Fla. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Merrill Grubbs, Chonju, Korea. 

Thorne, Mr. Walter H., Asheville — Mr. Ed- 
ward H. Coulson, Asheville. 

Truesdale, Mrs. Lucy S., Hendersonville — Miss 
Maggie Good, Mrs. L H. Pearce, Miss Vinnie 
Black, Mrs. Edith B. Braine, Miss Emma 
Sample, Miss Anne Sample, Home Circle of 
First Church, Miss Edith McKellar, Circle 
No. 9 of First Church, Hendersonville. 

White, Mrs. Sid, Cliffside, Tenn. — Mrs. Vclma 
S. Mears & Michael, Canton. 

Williams, Mrs. Harry L., Sr., Columbus, Ga. — 
Primary Department of First Church, Hender- 
sonville. 

Wolfe, Mrs. Roy M., Albemarle, N. C. — Wom- 



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en of the Presbyterian Church, Sylva. 
WooDARD, Dr. Jake G., Democrat — The Family 
of Vivian Carter Dillingham, Barnardsville 

YOUTH WINTER RALLY 

The Winter Rally for the youth of ^ 
Asheville Presbytery was held January 20ll 
and 21 at the Brevard-Davidson River" 
Pres. Ch. The two day gathering was at- 
tended by approximately 70 enthusias- 
tic and energetic young people. 

One highlight of the rally was the 
work project on Saturday afternoon. 
Rather than playing the usual recrea- 
tional games, the Youth Council plannedj 
a work time. The young men assembled! 
and put up four basketball goals at one 
school. Meanwhile, the young women 
organized and filed a mountain of re- 
cords at another location. We were told 
they did as much in one afternoon as a 
full-time secretary could have done in a 
month. 

Announcements: 

(1) Tentative dates to keep in mind 

a. Spring rally — March 29-30 

b. Summer conference — ^June 8-12 

(2) Elections for 1968-69 Youth Coun- 
cil. Your church will receive in- 
formation soon about the oppor- 
tunity for high school young peo- 
ple to serve on the Youth Coun- 
cil. If you need more information 
contact J. Douglas Heck, P. O. 
Box 802, Weaverville, 28787. 

WEST ASHEVILLE CHURCH 
From Page One 

a built-in appearance but is removable 
for convenience when necessary. A large 
cross dominates the center of the bacls 
wall of the chancel area adding im^ 
measurably to the beauty of the sanc- 
tuary. 

In addition to the many improvements 
to the building itself a new Allen Organ 
— Model 314 has been installed. 

Members of the special building-re 
novation committee are, Mrs. W. O' 
Barnard, Jr., Mrs. Ben Walsh, Mr. Ralpl' 
Bull, Jr.," Mr. J. W. Holloway and Mr 
J. P. Price, who served as chairman. 

The officers and people of the Wesi 
Asheville Church give thanks to Goc 
for His continued blessings which hav( 
enabled the congregation to complet( 
this renovation program. 

UNION SEMINARY 
From Page Three f 

SATURDAY, MARCH 9 

A bus load of faculty members am 
students will arrive at the First Pres 
byterian Church, 40 Church Street 
Asheville, Saturday evening, 7:3( 
o'clock. 

A representative from each church de 
siring a speaker is requested to come t( 
the First Church, Saturday, March 9, t( 
greet your assigned speaker and to pro 
vide lodging for the evening. The eve 
nine; meal will have been served. 



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CHURCH EXTENSION • CHRISTIAN EDUCATION • THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR 
PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL • PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE. SYNOD 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN U. S 

WOMEN OF THE PRESBYTERY 
ARDEN CHURCH, APRH. 4 



CHILDREN OF BLACK MOUNTAIN 
OF APPALACHIA 



MARCH. 1968 

itered as second-class matter June 1, 1930, 
the Postoffice at Weaverville, N. C, under 
e Act of March 3, 1879. 

The Whole Work Of The Whole Church 

Promoted In Or Supported By 

Asheville Presbytery 

iblished Monthly At Weaverville, N. C, By 
Asheville Presbytery, Office of 
Executive Secretary 

Rev. W. G. Thomas, D.D., Editor 
Hi/2 Church Street - - Asheville, N. C. 

EV. H. B. Dendy, D.D. — Business Manager 
Weaverville, N. C. 

Subscription Price: $1.00 Per Annum 

olume LVIII March, 1968 No. 3 



MEN OF THE CHURCH 
SPRING RALLY, APRIL 25 

Mr. T. Kendal O'Barr, president of 
le Men of Asheville Presbytery, has 
inounced that the spring rally for all 
le men in the 37 churches of the Pres- 
^tery will be held at the First Church, 
sheville, N. C. 

The guest speaker will be Mr. Ekdal 
Buys, president of the Buys, Mc- 
regor and Company of Grand Rapids, 
Michigan. Mr. Buys was the expected 
lest speaker for the rally held last 
11 but due to sudden illness he was 
n able to fulfill the appointment. We 
ive been assured that he will be pres- 
it April 25 and it is anticipated that 
large number of men will be present 
• hear him. 

Mr. Buys is actively engaged in the 
rvices of the Reformed Church of 
merica on both local and national 
vels. He is an officer in the Peace 
[emorial Church and has been a Sun- 
ly school teacher for more than thirty 
;ars. 

The evening meal will be served at 
30 P.M. 



The annual meeting of the Women 
of the Presbytery of Asheville will be 
held at the Arden Presbyterian Church, 
Arden, N. C, Thursday, April 4, 1968. 

Registration will begin at 9:30 A.M. 
and the first session at 10:00 A.M. 

The theme of the day will be "Agents 
of Reconciliation — Who Me?" based on 
2 Corinthians 5:18 — "All this is God's 
doing, for he has reconciled us to him- 
self through Jesus Christ, and he has 
made us agents of the Reconciliation." 




The featured speaker will be Miss 
B. Lewis, Director of Field Program, 
Division of Church Relations of the 
Board of Christian Education, Presby- 
terian Church U.S. Miss Lewis is in 
demand as a teacher and speaker in 
church conferences and probably is best 
known for her evaluation of religious 
books. In local chvirches she interprets 
any of the phases of Christian Educa- 
tion and its services to the church. Miss 
Lewis is the author of Walks of Jesus, 
a book of meditations published in 
1955, and now in its seventh printing. 
She gives a Radio Book Chat every 
fifth Simday on Richmond's "Presby- 
terian Hour." We look forward to 

More On Page Four 




Miss Payne 

NEW C. E. DIRECTOR 
GRACE COVENANT CHURCH 

Miss Martha Payne has joined the 
staff of Grace Covenant Presbyterian 
Church in Asheville as Director of 
Christian Education. Miss Payne has 
been serving as assistant to the Region- 
al Director of Christian Education in 
the Synod of Virginia for the past four 
years. Before this she had worked in 
churches in Atlanta, Georgia, as well 
as with the Protestant Radio and Tele- 
vision Center. She served on the staff 
of the Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church 
of Tampa, Florida for six and a half 
More On Page Four 



ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

SPRING MEETING 

The spring meeting of Asheville 
Presbytery will be held at the West 
Asheville Presbyterian Church, 690 Hay- 
wood Road, Asheville, Tuesday, April 
9, 1967. Registration will begin at 9:00 
A.M., and the Worship Service will 
begin promptly at 9:30 A.M. 

The Moderator, Thomas H. Lamb, 
will conduct the devotional and the 
Sacrament of the Lord's Supper will be 
administered by the Rev. James L. Jack- 
More On Page Two 



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The Presbyterian Home For Children 
Of Black Mountain. N. C. Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 
W. G. Thomas, Treasurer Don C. Mckenzje, Superintendent 

14% church street, asheville, n. c. r.f.d. 1, black mountain. n. c. 

Tel. Asheville, 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa, 686-3666 



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March, 1968y 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 
Presbttert of ASHEVnXE 
Stnod of Appalachia 
1966-1967 

PRESIDENT— Mr.. S. S. Cooley, P. O. 
Box 745, Black Mountain, N. C. 
28711 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. Grace 
Stamey, Box 294, Waynesville, N. C. 
28786 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
Guy White, Kanawha Drive, Mon- 
treal, N. C. 28757 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. M. L. Williams, 121 Church 
Street, Black Mountain, N. C. 28711 

TREASURER — Mrs. W. M. Green, 
Box 253, Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. Mark Sumner, 38 
Faircrest Road, Asheville, N. C. 
28804 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor — Mrs. M. L. Williams, (See 
above) 

MEN OF THE CHURCH 

PRESIDENT — T. Kendall O'Barr, 
Westminster Church, 27 Bull Moun- 
tain Road, Asheville, N. C. 28805. 

FIRST V.P. — Jack Ward, Arden 
Church, 206 Linden Street, Arden, N. 
C. 28704 

SECOND V.P. — M. R. Whisenhunt, 
Hazelwood Church, Drawer 599, 
Waynesville, N. C. 28786 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Louis B. 
Joyner, Swannanoa Church, 140 East- 
wood Ave., Swannanoa, N. C. 28778 

FIRST DIVISION CHAIRMAN— Thom- 
as A. McGuire, Franklin Church, Hill- 
crest Circle, Franklin, N. C. 28734 

SECOND DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
L. H. Parmele, First Church, Hender- 
sonville, Ridgecrest Drive, Hender- 
sonville, N. C. 28739 

THIRD DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
Frank P. Scott, West Asheville 
Church, 62 Westwood Ave., Asheville, 
N. C. 28806 

YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 

MODERATOR — Mark Cooper, Grace 
Covenant, Asheville 

VICE-MODERATOR— Ed LaFountaine, 
Waynesville 

STATED CLERK — Vicki Patton, West 
Asheville 

REGISTRAR — Mark Boggs, First 
Church, Asheville 

HISTORIAN — Beverly Neighbors, West 
Asheville 

TREASURER — Sarah Brown, First, 
Hendersonville 

DISTRICT CHAIRMAN— Mike Claxton, 
Bryson City; Paul Saenger, West- 
minster; Janie McCrary, First, Hen- 
dersonville; Mark Wood, Grace Cove- 
nant; Lee Galloway, Brevard; Susan 
Rodda, Andrews. 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. J. 
Douglas Heck, The Rev. Robert S. 
Busey, Miss Geraldine Rustin, First, 
Hendersonville. 



ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

From Page One 

son, pastor of the Malvern Hills Church, 
and the Rev. Edwin P. Graham, pastor 
of the Arden Church, assisted by ruling 
elders. 




Pastor Giampiccoli 

The Rev. Neri Giampiccoli, Modera- 
tor of the Waldensian Church, Italy, 
will bring greetings from the Walde- 
sian Church to the Presbytery of Ashe- 
ville at 12:00 noon. On Sunday, April 
7, he will preach at the Valdese Pres- 
byterian Church Valdese, N. C, and 
fellowship with the Waldensians who 
are observing dtiring 1968 the 75th An- 
niversary of the first settlers coming to 
Valdese from the Valleys of the Cot- 
tian Alps in 1893. He will visit War- 
ren Wilson College, Swannanoa, N. C. 
during the morning of April 9th. 

The Rev. James L. Jackson, who has 
been pastor of the Malvern Hills 
Church since 1959, will request Presby- 
tery to dissolve the pastoral relation- 
ship, effective, July 1, 1968, and to grant 
him the status of honorable retirement 
on the same date. 

The Rev. Richard G. Shelor, chair- 
man of the Candidate Committee, will 
present a report immediately following 
the organization of Presbytery. 

A detailed report will be presented 
from the Board of Trustees of the Pres- 
byterian Home for Children, Dr. H. B. 
Dendy, Chairman, including the num- 
ber of children received and cared for 
during the year and the progress of 
these, outlining the work and program 
of the Home, and furnishing evidence 
of all accounts for the year. 

The Rev. Leroy V. Secrest, chairman 
of the Church Extension Committee, 
will make a complete report of all 
church extension activities during 1967 
and several pastors of aid-receiving 
churches will bring first-hand reports 
concerning their work. 

The Rev. B. Hoyt Evans, chairman 
of the Christian Education Committee, 



will outline the program for the com 
ing year, and the Rev. Gale W. Lam 
mey, director of the Camp and Confer 
ence Council, will reveal the summeii 
program at Presbytery's camp site. 

Presbytery met at the West Ashevill(| 
Church in the spring of 1961 and thtj 
members of Presbytery are looking fori 
ward to this meeting, especially th( 
opportunity of worshipping in the reno 
vated sanctuary and of enjoying th( 
delicious meal to be served by th(i 
women of the church. 

The Rev. Jeff T. Kesteron, pastor o 
the West Asheville Church, request 
that all cars be parked in the parking 
lot of the Grace Baptist Church, of 
Fairfax avenue. 



BIRTHDAY OBJECTIVE 
WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

The Women of the Church 196i 
Birthday Objective will provide fund 
to answer the question: "How is th( 
Church to be heard today?" There an 
more radios than people in the Unitec 
States, and 93% of all homes havi 
television, but the church only dabblei 
in the use of these media to communi 
cate its glorious news! 

The Birthday offering will strengtheii 
seminaries' efforts to train students ii 
the use of mass media and to improv 
their own techniques for communicat 
ing with the people of this age. It wil 
provide continuing opportunities foj 
all ministers and church workers to ge 
special training for communication an( 
broadcasting techniques. It will encoui 
age program development and mat 
possible training in communications fo 
missionaries and their co-workers ii' 
other lands, in cooperation with ou, 
world missions and broadcasting ager 
cies. 

Our ministers, missionaries, evange 
lists and even lay visitors must b, 
trained to use every opportunity an< 
every means available to speak to th 
people in this age, whenever an 
wherever the chance for witness come: 
Our 1968 Birthday Objctive will be 
realistic and positive step toward 
achieving this goal. 

District Chairmen of the Women c 
the Church in Asheville Presbyter 
have been given the opportunity ci 
training to interpret this project wit 
clarity and detail, and will be availabli 
to speak to the churches in their Di; 
trict. The Chairmen are: 
District I — Mrs. Thomas Aardema 

and Mrs. H. B. Dendy. | 
District II — Mrs. E. E. Crisp. 
District III — Mrs. Robert Grumpier 
District IV — Mrs. L. H. McKay. 
District V — Miss Louise Slaughter. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



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ANDREWS CHURCH 
WILL BUILD MANSE 

Andrews Presbyterian Church has an- 
lunced that a contract for the building 

a manse has been let to Wayne Ecl- 
irds and construction is to begin early 

April. The site of construction is on 
juone Road, next door to Elder 
reddy" Nichols who recently was made 
der Emeritus by the Andrews Presby- 
-ian Church. 

A building committee consisting of 
: members were recently elected by 
2 congregation. They are: Charles De- 
ley, Chairman; Mrs. Edwin Bristol, 
rs. Lee Nichols, Jr., Miss Susan Rod- 
, Henry Reeves and Robert Heaton. 
>r the raising of funds to pay for the 
mse, the congregation elected a Fi- 
nce Committee consisting of the fol- 
ving: Herbert Sheidy, Chairman; Mrs. 
n Ray and Lee Nichols, Jr. Others 
the church membership will be called 
on to assist in the planning and rais- 
in of funds. 

The actual fund drive was launched 
ring a Church Family Night Supper 
Id March 6. Two former ministers 
re present, the Rev. Gene Wither- 
3on and the Rev. J. C. Lime, along 
th Dr. W. G. Thomas, Executive Sec- 
ary of Asheville Presbytery. All mem- 
rs were urged to be present at the 
oper and were asked to make their 
;dge at that time. Those who were 
able to be at the supper will be con- 
;ted later in March. The campaign 
al, representing funds over and above 
ih already on hand, is $20,0000.00. 
0,045.00 was pledged during the 
lurch Night affair. 

The cost of the new manse, including 
adscaping, will be in excess of $25,- 
O.OO. The Structure will provide the 
IV. Calvin Rice and his family with 
ir bedrooms, living room, dining 
Dm, kitchen, family room with fire- 
ice, two baths, a two-car carport and 
creened back porch. 
After an interim of six months when 
= church was without a regular pastor, 
;v. Rice was called last August to he- 
me the minister of the Andrews 
mrch. Mr. and Mrs. Rice have three 
ildren at home, Mike, Randy and 
mothy. At the present time they live 

the C. O. Frazier home on Bristol 
'enue, but expect to move into the 
w manse by early in July. 
Andrews Presbyterian Church is grate- 
l for this step forward in its growth. 
:ganized in 1897 with only nine mem- 
rs, the church has prospered or 
irked time, as has the town of An- 
ews. Charter members were: S. R. 
arsh, Miss Mullie Marsh, Miss Cullie 
arsh, James M. Richardson, Mrs. Kate 
ichardson, James M. Slagle, Mrs. Ida 
igle, Mrs. Martha Ann Barker, and 
rs. Carrie Foute. In 1898, the sanc- 
ary now in use was built on land do- 
ted by the Andrews Development 
Jmpany. A manse was built on ad- 



joining land in 1924. This building 
was razed in 1964 and the land now 
provides parking space. 

In 1940, two Church School rooms 
were appended to the sanctuary. 1954 
saw the purchase of a Hammond Organ 
for use in worship, 1955 witnessed the 
purchase of the lot on which the Edu- 
cational building was constructed in 
1958. 



LENTEN NOONDAY SERVICES 
12:25 - 12:55 P.M. 
TRINITY CHURCH 

The Lenten Noonday Services, spon- 
sored by the Churchmen of Church 
Street, Asheville, will be conducted in 
the Trinity Episcopal Church, begin- 
ning Monday, March 25 and continuing 
through April 12. 

The Churchmen of Church Street is 
composed of representatives from the 
three churches located on Church 
Street, Asheville: Trinity Episcopal, 
Central Methodist, and First Presbyte- 
rian. 

First Week — March 25—29 
Minister: Dr. Carlyle Marney 

Second Week — AjDril 1 — 5 
Minister: Dr. Alfred B. Starrett 

Third Week — April 8—12 

Minister: Dr. John Calvin Reid 

The Public is cordially invited to at- 
tend all services. 

THE RESTLESS ONES 
INSTRUCTION CLASSES 

The Billy Graham film, "The Rest- 
less Ones" will be shown at the Plaza 
Theater beginning April 26 and contin- 
uing through May 2. 

Billy Graham's Christian Life and 
Witness course will be taught by experi- 
enced teachers from the Graham organ- 
ization, beginning Sunday afternoon, 
March 17 and concluding April 21. 
There will be no classes Easter Sunday. 
There will be five training classes be- 
ginning at 3:00 P.M. and' lasting one 
hour. 

The class for young people, taught by 
Ruby Jones, will be held at the Central 
Methodist Church, 27 Church Street; 
and the class for adults, taught by Max 
C. Rice, will be held at the First Presby- 
terian Church, 40 Church Street. 

This training course is taught in con- 
nection with the showing of the film 
"The Restless Ones." 

YOUTH SPRING RALLY 
MARCH 29 & 30 

The Spring Rally for the young peo- 
ple in the churches of Asheville Presby- 
tery will be held at the First Presbyte- 
rian Church, Hendersonville, N. C. Fri- 
day and Saturday, March 29 and 30, be- 
ginning at 7:30 Friday night. 



The basic purpose of the rally is to 
witness for Jesus Christ through help- 
ing others, and to study and discuss the 
relationship between faith and works. 
The majority of the work will be done 
at the day care center for migrant work- 
ers' children near Hendersonville, N. C. 

Tentative schedule: 

Friday, March 29 7:30-8:00 P.M. 

Registration (First 
Ch., H e n d e r - 
sonville) 

Talk about migrant 
workers (Rev. Bob 
Busey) 

Break and refresh- 
ments 

Small group Bible 
study (James 2:14- 
26) 
Sharing; session 



Saturday, March 30 

8:30, A.M. Breakfast (First Ch.) 

9:00-9:15 Meditation 

10:00-12:30 Work 

12:30- 1:30 Lunch & election of 

1:30-3:00 officers for 1968-69 

3:00-3:45 Work 

3:45-5:00 Talk & discussion 

5:30-6:00 on "Faith & Works" 

(Rev. Doug Heck) 
Work 
Supper 
Home 

Important items to remember: 

1. only casual and work clothes needed 

2. cost $3.00 

3. bring your Bible 

4. everyone bring bed rolls. Girls will 
will sleep at First Ch. Boys at Saddle 
Club 

5. For further information: Mark 
Cooper council moderator 

52 Griffing Circle 
Asheville Ph. 254-5605 



WATCH THIS COLUMN 

The Central Treasurer of Benevolences 
for Asheville Presbytery reports for 
period indicated below: 

January 1 — March 8 

BUDGETED 
Received for distribution to 
all Benevolent Causes 

Undesignated: $ 27,759.99 

Received for distribution to 
Special Benevolent Causes 

Designated: 7,834.17 

NON-BUDGETED 
Received for distribution to 

Special Causes 373.16 

Total Receipts | 35,967.32 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



March, 196£ 



AN URGENT REQUEST 
NEW MAILING LIST 

If this copy of Our Mountain Work 
is returned by the Post Office to 14i% 
Church Street, it will cost Asheville Pres- 
bytery ten cents. 

Four thousand copies of our Moun- 
tain Work are mailed every month. It is 
our desire for every copy to reach the 
proper designation. Please help us to 
keep an up-to-date mailing list. 

A system has been approved whereby 
every family unit in the 37 churches of 
Asheville Presbytery can receive a copy 
without paying the subscription price of 
$1.00 per year. No provision has been 
made to pay the cost of the returned 
copy. So we need your help. 

Pastors, clerks of sessions, and church 
secretaries are urged to keep the office 
of Asheville Presbytery informed con- 
cerning new naines and addresses, 
and cancellations. We don't like can- 
cellations! Don't forget to list the zip 
code. 

Miss Edith Sollmann, office secretary, 
spends several hours each month seek- 
ing to keep an up-to-date mailing list. 
Changes cannot be made without prop- 
er notification. Send changes at least 
monthly. Many thanks! 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

From Page One 
hearing from her at Presbyterial. 

Mrs. Joseph Armfield, President- 
elect, of the Friendship Church, Black 
Mountain, and the other elected offi- 
cers for the Women of Church will be 
installed by the Rev. S. Browne Hoyt, 
chairman of Presbytery's Committee on 
the Women of the Church. 

Each local church should be repre- 
sented with a large delegation at this 
meeting. The women of the Arden 
church will serve lunch at $1.25 per 
plate. 



C. E. DIRECTOR 

From Page One 

years. Miss Payne received her educa- 
tion from the University of Georgia 
and from the Presbyterian School of 
Christian Education from which she 
graduated with a B.R.E. She is a na- 
tive of Athens, Georgia. She is living, 
with her mother, in the Gracelyn 
Gardens Apartments near Grace Cove- 
nant Church, and began her new work 
the first of March. The churches of 
Asheville Presbytery extend to Miss 
Payne a cordial welcome. 



SOCIAL SECURITY 
AMENDMENTS 

The Social Secin-ity Act amendments 
which have been passed by both Houses 
of Congress are now in effect. This 
means that earnings from the ministry 
will be covered by Social Security auto- 
matically, unless the minister signs a 
statement that he is conscientiously op- 
posed on religious principles of being 
covered. 

Any questions concerning this legis- 
lation may be directed to your local 
Social Security Office. 

SEMINARY ADVANCE 
FAMILY VISITATION 

"Seminary Sunday" was observed in 
the churches of Asheville Presbytery, 
March 10. Fifteen members of the 
faculty and student body of Union 
Theological Seminary, Richmond, Va., 
preached in more than fifteen churches. 
The Union Seminary Advance program 
is now being presented to the officers 
and members of the congregation with 
the expectation of obtaining financial 
help for the training of men and 
women for the Gospel Ministry. 

APPALACHIA IS A LEADER 

"Our Synod of Appalachia," accord- 
ing to the testimony of Dr. Fred R. Stair, 
Jr., and verified by our giving record, 
"has consistently led the denomination 
in its per capita giving, especially to 
benevolences; and we know that the 
effectiveness of all of our benevolent 
and missionary enterprises depends up- 
on the caliber and the number of our 
dedicated, educated leaders." Dr. Stair, 
the President of Union Seminary, is a 
member of Knoxville Presbytery. Two 
other sons of the Synod of Appalachia 
are members of the faculty: Dean Bal- 
mer H. Kelly, and Professor John 
Bright. 



OUTSTANDING SUCCESS 

Success has been achieved in three o) 
the four controlling Synods: North Car 
olina, Virginia, and West Virginia. Th( 
Advance Program was conducted ir 
these Synods during 1966. Their fi 
nancial goals were over subscribed. Th( 
support of these Synods gives momen 
tum to the efforts in the Synod of Ap 
palachia composed of four presbyteries:, 
Abingdon, Asheville, Holston, a n c 
Knoxville. 

THE ADVANCE OBJECTIVES 

Men for the Ministry: 

More men are needed for more kind: 
of Christian ministry. You and youi 
church can take part in finding anc 
encouraging them. 

Training for Excellence: 

Today's minister must be prepared foi 
multiplying responsibilities. You car 
take part in assuring excellence in th( 
education of young men for the min 
istry. 

Expanded Facilities: 

The Seminary Advance is an Expand 
ed Strategy of Training for Excellenc( 
in the Ministry. You can take par 
by giving your share and with you: 
time, your prayerful thought, a n ( 
your ideas. 

THE FINANCIAL GOAL 

The financial goal for the Synod 
Appalachia is .'i?750,000. Your gift will 
help to provide $250,000 for scholar 
ships; $250,000 for library; and $250,001; 
for the endowment of a professorshipi 
The Presbytery of Asheville desires tii 
do her part. The 37 churches of th 
presbytery are urged to lend a helpinij 
hand. 



TRUSTEES ORGANIZE FOR WORK 
PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 

During the annual meeting held January 18, 1968, the Board of Trustees o 
the Presbyterian Home for Children re-elected the Rev. H. B. Dendy, President, 
Edward G. Roberts, Vice-President, and the Rev. W. G. Thomas, Secretary-Trea; 
urer. 

Executive Committee [ 

H. B. Dendy, Edward G. Roberts, J. Paul Teal, Jr., J. R. Lewis, and W. C 
Thomas 

Administration 
Richard G. Shelor, H. B. Dendy, Mrs. C. D. Thomas, and Graham Price. 

Finance 
J. Paul Teal, Jr., Edward G. Roberts, and Mrs. Hugh Lamb. 

House 
Mrs. C. D. Thomas, Mrs. W. Douglas Koinrs, and Graham Price. 

Education 
Robert S. Busey, and Cal Kuykendal. 

Farm and Grounds 
William McKay and J. R. Lewis. 

The Board of Trustees consists of twelve members appointed by Ashevillj 
Presbytery and two ex-officio members: Donald C. McKenzie, Superintendent ( 
The Home, and W. G. Thomas, Executive Secretary of Asheville Presbytery. Tl 
Board meets the third Thursday night of each month. 



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'Aaich. 1968 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Five 



PRE55yrER2/!N HOME NEli75 

by CThe Superinlendeni 

NEW STAFF MEMBERS 

Mrs. Estelle Cartwright of Henderson- 
/ille has joined our staff as housemother 
or the larger boys. Mrs. Cartwright 
las had experience at Thomwell, where 
he worked with the larger boys. She 
s a member of the Mills River Presby- 
erian Church and her husband was the 
:lerk of the session of that church. We 
velcome Mrs. Cartwright to our Home 
ind we know that she will be a great in- 
luence on the children. 

New Coat Of Paint 



The interior of our Home is in the 
arocess of being painted. The painters 
lave been on the job now for about a 
veek and already its a wonderful thing 
o see the way it looks. Many have made 
;ontributions for this effort and we are 
,o grateful. Circles from the churches 
ire now in the process of getting new 
irapes for the dining room and new 
:urtains for the rooms and the halls. 
One group will get a carpet to go on 
30th steps leading to the upstairs, this 
A^ill be a real treat for the children. All 
>f us at the Home express our sincere 
hanks to all of you who continue to 
lupport our Home in so many ways. 

A Grand Time 

The Westminster Fellowship of Bre- 
/ard College entertained our children 
with a Valentine party in February. 
Sames were played in the gym and re- 
freshments of ice cream and cookies 
were served in the dining room. We 
ire thankful for this group at Brevard 
[or they continue to show interest in 
3ur children and plan something for 
them each year. 

Our Service Men 

Three of our boys are now in the 
service, Robert Meyers, Joe Robinson, 
Vestal Caldwell. Jimmy Bell will be 
leaving this month for Fort Bragg to 
begin his basic training. If you remem- 
ber these boys and would like their ad- 
dresses please get in touch with us and 
we will see that you get them. 



OUR CUB SCOUTS AND THEIR LEADERS 




First Row (L-R): Kery Waddell, John Wade, Amos Edwards, Mike Eliott, Jeff Par- 
ham. Second Row: Romin Ferguson, Joel Thomas, Theo. Edwards, Larry Wiggins, Ter- 
ry Wheeler, Tim Clak. Third Row: Miss Jennie Wise, Donnie McKenzie, Jay Robin- 
son, and Miss Brenda Lewis. 

BOY SCOUT TROOP NO. 21 




First Row (L-R): Charles Robinson, Steve Bates, Joe Banks, David Barnett, 

Keith Thomas, Billy Brown. Second Row: Bobby Ferguson, Enoch Prather, Keith Bates, 
Randy Galloway, Gary Adams. Third Row: Clifford Barnett, Gene Guthrie, James Ad- 
ams, Michael Bates, Tony Robinson. 





APRIL BIRTHDAYS 




8- 


-Keith Bates 


age 


14 


13- 


-Terry Wheeler 


age 


10 


Td- 


-Steve Bates 


age 


12 


23- 


-Sandra Giber 


age 


11 


24- 


-Billy Laughter 


age 


17 


29- 


-Bonnie Sparks 


age 


14 



MEMORIAL GIFTS 

From Page Six 

Wacnfr, Mrs. Franklin^ Orlando, Fla. — Cir- 
cle No. 1 of The Presbyterian Church, Circle 
No. 3 of The Presbyterian Church, Adult S. 
S. Class of The Presbyterian Church, Frank- 
lin. 

Weinstein, Mrs. Patricia, Dallas, Tex. — 
Women of The Presbyterian Church, An- 
drews. 



Whitehead, Mr. Charles G., Ramseur, N. C. — 
Col. & Mrs. R. C. Brown, Asheville. 

WiLi.ARD, Mrs. Dorothy, Madison, Conn. — 
Women of The Kenilworth Church, Ashe- 
ville. 

Williams, Mrs. Harry L., Sr., Columbus, Ga. — 
Mrs. L. K. Singley, Hendersonville. 

Young, Miss Georgia, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Arnold Phillips, Mrs. W. B. Burgin, Women's 
Bible Class of First Church, The R. D. Bed- 
inger Family, Asheville. Mr. C. G. Worley, 
Arden. 



Page Six 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



March. 1968 



The Presbyterian Home for Children 
Black Mountain. N. C. 



Bailey, Mrs. ^V. T., Grifnwood, S. C. — Mr. 
& Mrs. James E. Neal, Enka. 

Barker, Mr. Frank, St. Petersburg, Fla. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Furman Robertson, Lt. & Mrs. 
H. D. Robertson, Waynesville. 

Barnard, Mr. W. J. — Mr. & Mrs. Ben J. Ay- 
cock, Atlanta, Ga. 

Barnes, Mr. T. R., Canton — Mr. & Mrs. Ray 
W. Foster, Mr. & Mrs. Everett Scroggs and 
Pat, Canton. Mr. & Mrs. Joe G. King, Ashe- 
ville. 

Beacham, Miss Grace, Asheville — Circle No. 
15 of First Church, Asheville. 

Bell, Mr. Frank, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. So- 
lan Ducker, Tampa, Fla. Mr. & Mrs. E. D. 
Maney, Sr., Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. E. D. 
Maney, Jr., Greenville, S. C. 

BoATWRiGHT, Dr. D. C, Marion, Va. — Medi- 
cal Record Department, Waynesville. 

Bradley, Miss Lina, Bishopville, S. C. — Mrs. 
John C. McDowell, Mr. John Fisher, Mr. G. 
P. Fisher, Mr. & Mrs. Ansel Smith and Fam- 
ily, Mr. & Mrs. Ben H. Evans, Dr. & Mrs. H. 
B. Dendy, Women's Bible Class of Presby- 
terian Church, Women of the Presbyterian 
Church, Weaverville. 

Brennan, Mrs. Kate, Asheville — Miss Helen 
Joyce Clarke, Asheville. Miss Emily Dillard, 
Greenville, S. C. 

Brooks, Glenn D., Black Mountain — Mr. & 
Mrs. L. B. Joyner, Swannanoa. Mr. John C. 
Allison, Black Mountain. 

Brown, Lt. David C, Waynesville — Dr. C. 
R. . Border and Family, Hazelwood. Medical 
Record Dept. of Haywood County Hospital, 
Waynesville. 

Brownlee, Mrs. W. F., Asheville — Mrs. Jean 
LaVange, Mrs. Max Spurlin, Mrs. Joe Ellis, 
Waynesville. 

BuRNETTE, Mr. Thurman, Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Ray W. Foster, Canton. 

BuRNETTE, W. S. Bradenton, Fla. — Miss Betty 
Lou Tate, Mr. & Mrs. Grover T. Mauney, 
Canton. 

Carswell, Mr. Bud, Canton — Mrs. James D. 
Gossett, Miss Ann D. Hardin, Canton. 

Cartwright, Mr. Arthur R., Hendersonville 
— Mr. & Mrs. George F. Stowell, Henderson- 
ville. 

Castleberry, Mrs. A. B., Apex, N. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Gary G. Flatow, Asheville. 

Clark, Mr. Duncan, Miami, Fla. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Thomas N. Renshaw, Hendersonville. 

Collins, Mr. Sam D., Black Mountain — Mr. 

6 Mrs. W. L. Wheelon, Black Mountain. 
Cooke, Mr. Glenn, Granite Falls, N. C. — 

Mr. & Mrs. Fred Hooper, Sylva. 
Cox, Dr. J. Murray, Miami, Fla. — Vernon & 

Leandcr Johnson, Hendersonville. 
CuTsiiAw, Mrs. Emily, Marshall — Circle No. 

7 of Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. 
Dandridge, Mrs. Lillie, Charlotte, N. C. — 

Dr. & Mrs. Joseph P. Bailey, Flat Rock. Mr. 
& Mrs. R. W. Paden, Hendersonville. 



Dargan, Mrs. Olive Tilford, Asheville — Mrs. 
Chassie Nash, Mrs. Howard M. Kiss, Free- 
port, Long Island, N. Y. Mrs. D. W. Rob- 
ertson, Jr.. Princeton, N. J. 

Davis, Mr. Oliver, BijVck Mountain — Mr. & 
Mrs. Harold Patton, Black Mountain. 

DicKERsoN, Mrs. N. K., Monroe, N. C. Mr. & 
Mrs. Furman Robertson, Waynesville. 

Dillingham, Mrs. Jonathan, Miami, Fla. — 
Circle No. 8 of the Presbyterian Church, 
Weaverville. 

Dillingham, Mrs. W. L., Barnardsville — 
Women of the Presbyterian Church, Weaver- 
ville. 

DoRSEY, Mrs. Gladys, Orlando, Fla. — Mrs. 
W. W. Ashe. Andrews. 

Downing, Mr. Harry, Clairsville, O. — Wom- 
en of the Kenilworth Church, Asheville. 

Ellis, Mrs. Talbot, Birmingham, Ala. & Glade 
Valley, N. C. — Mr. A. H. Matthews, Ashe- 
ville. 

Fanning, Mrs. Katherine C, Asheville — Mrs. 
S. J. Pegram, Asheville. 

Foster, Mr. Hugh, Spartanburg, S. C. — Mr. 
& Mrs. James E. Neal, Enka. 

Grant, Mrs. Ben, Andrews — Mrs. Fannie B. 
Pullium, Mr. & Mrs. Ben Ray, Andrews. 

Hair, Mrs. T. A., Asheville — Women of The 
Kenilworth Church, Asheville. 

Hammett, Dr. Frank, Sr., Athens, Ga. — Med- 
ical Record Dept. of Haywood County Hos- 
pital, Waynesville. 

Haw, Mrs. Suzanne, Montreat — Mrs. Lillian 
B.. McEachcrn, Black Mountain. 

Hess, Mr. Arthur Dale, Asheville — Women 
of The Presbyterian Church, Circle No. 8 of 
The Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. 

Hoogs, Mrs. Katherine, Walnut Creek, Calif. 
— Mr. & Mrs. F. W. Sherwood, Asheville. 

Howard, Mr. A. D., Gastonia, N. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. William Milne, Canton. 

Irvin, Mr. Samuel S., Hendersonville — Mr. 
F. M. Parks, Hendersonville. 

Jackson, Mrs. Bess F., Hendersonville, — Mr. 
C. C. Oates, Flat Rock. Home Circle of First 
Church, Hendersonville. 

Jones, Mrs. Nina P., Norfolk, Va. — Miss June 
Scroggs, Miss Ann Hardin, Mr. & Mrs. Wil- 
liam Milne, Canton. 

King, Mrs. Lillian C, Asheville — Dr. & Mrs. 
H. B. Dendy, Weaverville. Mrs. R. L. Rea, 
Sr., Asheville. 

Kiser, Mr. J .Ollie, Arden — Mr. & Mrs. J. 
R. Kiser, Mr. & Mrs. A. G. Kiser, Mr. & Mrs. 
F. C. Kiser, Miss Dorothy Kiser, Asheville. 

Lee, Miss C. Elizabeth, Asheville — Miss 
Elizabeth Taylor, Miss Helen Taylor, Ashe- 
ville. 

MacNeill, Mr. Hugh, Asheville — First Period 
Physical Education Class of Lee Edwards 
High School, Asheville. 

Massie, Mr. C. D., Candler — Mr. & Mrs. Ar- 
thur Wall, Canton. 

McChesnev, Mrs. J. M., Bristol, Va. — The 
Hugh Lamb Family, Asheville. 

McLean, Mr. Stancliffe, Weaverville — Miss 
Sue McElroy, Miss Mary McElroy, Weaver- 
ville. 

Meador, Mrs. Ellie, Asheville — Miss Helen 
Joyce Clarke, Asheville. 

Ogle, Mr. C. M., Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
James H. McDuffie, Hendersonville. 



Memorial Gift for The Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 

Enclosed is $ In Memory Of 



name of deceased 



Who died- 



at 



place (post office) 



Send acknowledgement to_ 



correct name for mail, please 



Address 



complete address for mail, please 



Donor's Name- 



Donor's Address. 



Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 14^ Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 

(^Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient information is given in blanks above') 



OsTEEN, Mr. James F., Sr., Black Mountain — 
Miss Mary McElroy, Miss Sue McElroy, 
Weaverville. Mr. & Mrs. T. L. Parks, Jr., Gaf- 
fney, S. C. 

Pace, Mrs. Florence — Mr. & Mrs. Hugh 
Lamb, Asheville. 

Paden, Mr. W. L., Jr., Gainesville, Fla. - 
Mr. 8: Mrs. R. W. Paden, Hendersonville. 

Queen, Mr. Phillip H., Waynesville — Mr. 
Sc Mrs. John A. Shelby, Mr. & Mrs. Jack Ed- 
wards, Mr. & Mrs. Furman Robertson, Lt. 
Waynesville. 
& Mrs. H. D. Robertson, Waynesville. 

Reeder, Mr. William, Eureka Springs, Ark. — 
Mr. & Mrs. J. L. Hunter, Brevard. 

Rogers, Mr. Steward V., Seal Beach, Calif.- 
Mr. & Mrs. Gardner Calvin, Canton. 

Runnion, Mr. W. J., Battle Creek, Mich. — 
Mr. & Mrs. H. J. Runnion, Asheville. 

Shelton, Mrs. Martha, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs, 
H. J. Runnion, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Felkelj 
Asheville. 

Simpson, Mrs. Mary Allman, Asheville — 
Miss Virginia Jackson, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. 
C. Sam Fox and Family, Kensington, Md. 

Smathers, Mr. R. Frank, Canton — Circle Noj 
1 of The Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Dorothy 
H. Avery, Highland Park Neighbors, Mr. & 
Mrs. Everett Scroggs and Pat, Mr. & Mrs. 
Tate Barlow, Mr. & Mrs. F. E. Metcalf, 
Maintenance Department of U. S. Plywood 
of Champion Papers, Inc., "D" Shift Inspec- 
tion Quality Control U. S. Plywood of Cham- 
pion Papers, Inc., Women of The Presbyte- 
rian Church, Miss June Scroggs, Choir of 
The Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. T. F. 
Sharp, Miss Betty Lou Tate, Miss Freda Al- 
lison, The Emma McNair Bible Class of The 
Presbyterian Church. Mr. & Mrs. Grover T. 
Mauney, Mr. & Mrs. Ray W. Foster, "C" 
Shift Inspection of Champion Papers, Inc., 
Mr. Harry N. Matthews, Mr. H. Patarick 
Matthews, Mr. & Mrs. Herbert K. Watts, 
Mary Ann Watts, Martha Kay Watts, Karen 
Lynn Watts, Mr. & Mrs. James P. Hardin, 
Mrs. James D. Gossett, Miss Ann D. Hardin, 
Mr. & Mrs. Otis Stepp, Mr. & Mrs. William 
Milne, Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Ford, Mr. & Mrs. 
Ralph Reeves, The J. W. Cabe Family, Con- 
verting Dept. Cut & Prepare of Champion 
Papers, Inc., Canton Kiwanis Club, Mrs. R. 
H. Holland &: Family, Champion Duplicate 
Bridge Club, Mr. & Mrs. R. G. Kinken, Mrs. 
R. W. Allison, Sr., Mr. & Mrs. W. B. Haw- 
kins, Mr. & Mrs. G. N. Fortney, Mr. C. M. 
Blythe, "B" Shift Stock Prep No. 19 Machine 
of Champion Papers, Inc., Purchasing 
Traffic Departments of Champion Papers, 
Inc. Carolina Division, Mr. & Mrs Don Mur- 
phy, Mr. & Mrs. George R. Robertson, Mr. & 
Mrs. Howard Myers, Mr. & Mrs. E. S. Mathis, 
Midway Tuesday Nite Mixed League, Mr. & 
Mrs. T. S. Goodman, Canton. Mrs. O. F. Gil- 
lis. Miss Mary Gillis, Mr. Harold E. Cham- 
bers, Clyde. Mr. & Mrs. Glenn E. Robin- 
son, Candler, Mr. J. Z. Smathers, Atlanta, Ga.i 

Smathers, Mrs. Sarah Baird, Canton — Mr. & 
Mrs. Tate Barlow, Mr. & Mrs. George R. 
Robertson, Miss June Scroggs, Circle No. 3 
of The Presbyterian Church, Women of The 
Presbyterian Church, Canton. Mrs. Mary Jane 
Pegram, Asheville. 

Smith, Mr. Henry, Newport News, Va. — Mrs.' 
L. M. West, Canton. 

Smyth, Mr. James, Hendersonville — Mrs. L. 
K. Singley, Hendersonville. 

Steele, Miss Helen, Asheville — Mrs. Fred M.' 
Wyman, Asheville. 

Stovall, Mrs. Henry, Cornelia, Ga. — Miss 
Helen Joyce Clarke, Asheville. 

Street, Dr. C. A., Winston-Salem, N. C. — 
Mrs. L. K. Singley, Hendersonville. 

Stuart, Mrs. Elizabeth, Columbia, S. C. — Mr. 
& Mrs. William Milne, Canton. 

SwEARGAN, Mrs. Jessie Belle, Asheville — Wom- 
en's Bible Class of First Church, Mrs. Sophia 
S. Hopson, Asheville. Mrs. W. F. Cooper, De- 
catur, Ga. 

Truesdale, Mrs. Frederick, Hendersonville — 
Mrs. Charles L. Grey, Mrs. Laura J. Greene, 
American Business & Professional Women, 
Hendersonville. Mrs. Harold Bangs, Mrs. Lee 
Norton, Brevard. Miss Kristin Carroll, Pleas- 
ant Garden, N. C. 

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APRIL, 1968 

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The Whole Work Of The Whole Church 

Promoted In Or Supported By 

Asheville Presbytery 

ublished Monthly At Weaverville, N. C, By 
Asheville Presbytery, Office of 
Executive Secretary 

Rev. W. G. Thomas, D.D., Editor 
141/2 Church Street - - Asheville, N. C. 

EV. H. B. Dendy, D.D. — Business Manager 
Weaverville, N. C. 

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blume LVIII April. 1968 No. 4 



Our Mountain Work 

CHURCH EXTENSION • CHRISTIAN EDUCATION • THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN OF BLACK MOUNTAIN 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL • PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE. SYNOD OF APPALACHIA 

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN U. S. 

THE NEW YOUTH COUNCIL 





(L to R 1st Row: Nann Boggs and Susan Krause; 2nd Rovr: Alma Evans, Susan Rod- 
da, Jessica McCollum, and Dearing Gardner. 3rd Row: Richard Harrison, James Harri- 
son, Lee Nichols, Mike Claxton, Mike Begl ay and James Henderson. 



RECEPTION OF CANDIDATE 
FOR THE MINISTRY 

Mr. Richard Dye, a son of Mr. and 
Irs. C. W. Dye, Salisbury, N. C, and a 
lember of the Montreal Presbyterian 
hiirch, was received as a candidate for 
le Ministry of the Word by Asheville 

ore On Page Two 



The Rev. B. Hoyt Evans, chairman 
of the Christian Education Committee, 
has announced the appointment of the 
Rev. Robert S. Busey, as the director of 
the Senior High Fellowship Conference 
to be held at Camp Greystone, Tuxedo, 
N. C. June 6-10, 1968. Mr. Busey will be 
assisted by members of the Youth Coun- 
cil and adult advisers: Miss Geraldine 
Rustin, Hendersonville, and the Rev. 
J. Douglas Heck, pastor of the Bethel 
H and Brittains Cove churches. Mr. 
Heck will accompany the members of 
the Youth Council to attend the Youth 
Conference at Na-Co-Me to be held dur- 
ing the month of July. 

Bulletins and registration cards for 
the Senior High Conference at Camp 
Greystone will be mailed to the churches 
at an early date. Send cards to: Mark 
Boggs, 26 Lakewood Parkway, Asheville, 
N. C. by June 1st. 

During the recent spring rally, March 
30, which was held at the First Church, 
Hendersonville, the following officers 
were elected: Moderator — Susan Rod- 

More On Page Five 



WHAT PRESBYTERY DID 
APRIL 9, 1968 

Asheville Presbytery met at the West 
Asheville Presbyterian Church with a 
large representation from the ministers 
and the 37 churches. 

Heard a helpful devotional by the 
Moderator, Thomas H. Lamb, and ob- 
served the sacrament of the Lord's Sup- 
per. 

Engaged in a session of prayer for our 
missionaries and for all bereaved fam- 
ilies and for those who have been in- 
jured during the tragic events of recent 
days. 

Dissolved the pastoral relationship of 
the Rev. James L. Jackson, Sr., with the 
Malvern Hills Presbyterian Church, ef- 
fective July 1, 1968; and at the time he 
will be granted the status of Honorable 
retirement. 

Received the annual review by the 
Rev. Leroy V. Secrest, Chairman of the 
Church Extension Committee; and 

More On Page Four 



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The Presbyterian Home For Children 
Of Black Mountain. N. C. Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 
W. G. Thomas, Treasurer don C. Mckenzie, Superintendent 

14% CHURCH STREET, ASHEVILLE, N. C. R.F.D. I. BLACK MOUNTAIN. N. C. 

Tel. Asheville, 252-3061 tel. Swannanoa, 686-3066 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



April, 1968 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

Presbytery of Asheville 

Synod of Appalachia 

1966-1967 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. J. H. Armfield, 
1241 Montreal Road, Black Moun- 
tain, N. C. 28711 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. Grace 
Stamey, Box 294, Waynesville, N. C. 
28786 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
Guy White, Kanawha Drive, Mon- 
treal, N. C. 28757 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 

Mrs. C. M. Wolfe, 518 Laurel Ave., 
Black Mountain, N C. 28711 

TREASURER — Mrs Hugh Lamb, 16 
Carrier Ave., West Asheville, N. C. 
28806 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. Mark Sumner, 38 
Faircrest Road, Asheville, N. C. 
28804 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor — Mrs. M. L. Williams, (See 
above) 

MEN OF THE CHURCH 

PRESIDENT — T. Kendall O'Barr, 
Westminster Church, 27 Bull Moun- 
tain Road, Asheville, N. C. 28805. 

FIRST V.P. — Jack Ward, Arden 
Church, 206 Linden Street, Arden, N. 
C. 28704 

SECOND V.P. — M. R. Whisenhunt, 
Hazelwood Church, Drawer 599, 
Waynesville, N. C. 28786 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Louis B. 
Joyner, Swannanoa Church, 140 East- 
wood Ave., Swannanoa, N. C. 28778 

FIRST DIVISION CHAIRMAN— Thom- 
as A. McGuire, Franklin Church, Hill- 
crest Circle, Franklin, N. C. 28734 

SECOND DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
L. H. Parmele, First Church, Hender- 
sonville, Ridgecrest Drive, Hender- 
sonviUe, N. C. 28739 

THIRD DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
Frank P. Scott, West Asheville 
Church, 62 Westwood Ave., Asheville, 
N. C. 28806 

YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 

MODERATOR — Mark Cooper, Grace 
Covenant^ Asheville 

VICE-MODERATOR — Ed LaFountaine, 
Waynesville 

STATED CLERK — Vicki Patton, West 
Asheville 

REGISTRAR — Mark Boggs, First 
Church, Asheville 

HISTORIAN— Beverly Neighbors, West 
Asheville 

TREASURER — Sarah Brown, First, 
Henderson ville 

DISTRICT CHAIRMAN— Mike Claxton, 
Bryson City; Paul Saenger, West- 
minster; Janie McCrary, First, Hen- 
dersonville; Mark Wood, Grace Cove- 
nant; Lee Galloway, Brevard; Susan 
Rodda, Andrews. 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. J. 
Douglas Heck, The Rev. Robert S. 
Busey, Miss Geraldine Rustin, First, 
Henderson ville. 




FORTY YEARS OF ACTIVE SERVICE 




Rev. and Mrs. James L. Jackson, Sr. 



After forty years of active service as 
a Minister of the Word and the Sacra- 
ments, the Rev. James L. Jackson, Sr., 
at his own request, was granted by Ashe- 
ville Presbytery, April 9, the dissolution 
of his pastoral relationship with the 
Malvern Hills Presbyterian Church and 
the status of Honorable Retirement, ef- 
fective July 1, 1968. For forty years he 
has served the church in many ways, 
such as, preacher, pastor, teacher, mis- 
sionary and servant of the church courts. 

During the meeting of Presbytery held 
April 9th, many tributes of praise, words 
of commendations, and testimonies of 
admiration, love and respect were spok- 
en by the members of Presbytery. Out 
from among many worthy descriptions, 
he was called — a devoted minister — 
a beloved pastor — a true missionary, — 
a preacher of the Word — a servant of 
the church — and a Christian gentle- 
man. 

For 36 years, since December 14, 1932, 
Mrs. Alma Headen Jackson, has been 
a faithfvd minister's wife, an excellent 
hoinemaker, a devoted mother, and con- 
stant worker for Christ through the 
Church. 

Mr. and Mrs. Jackson were married 
while both were serving as missionaries 
in the Congo. To the union there were 
born three sons: James Lambert, Jr., 
serving as a missionary in the Congo; 



William Headen, serving as pastor of the 
Bear Grass and Roberson Presbyterian 
Churches, Williamston, N. C; and Cecil 
Marriner, employed at the American 
Enka Corporation, and living at 30 Deb- 
ra Lane, West Asheville. 

After July 1, the Jacksons will move to 
their new home in Black Mountain, N. 
C. Mr. Jackson will remain a member 
of Asheville Presbytery, and will be 
ready and willing to serve as a supply 
pastor according to opportunity. 

CANDIDATE FOR MINISTRY 

From Page One 

Presbytery, Tuesday, April 9th. He is 
a graduate of Columbia Bible College, 
Columbia, S. C, and of Covenant Semi- 
nary, St. Louis, Missouri. Since June 
of 1967, he has been serving the Rice- 
ville Church as student supply. Prior 
to coming to his present work, he had 
served for eight months at the Hayes- 
ville and Bethel C churches, and for 
three months the Brittains Cove church.i 



April, 1968 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



LITTLE PISGAH RANCH 
1968 SUMMER CAMPS 

Asheville Presbytery owns over 250 
acres of wooded land near Fairview, N. 
C, situated just off of Garren Creek 
Road, 15 miles from Asheville. 

New facilities are being added each 
year to the camp site. The outstand- 
ing improvement this year is a kitchen- 
dining building which will accommo- 
date 60 to 80 campers. This building 
is being constructed at a cost of $26,000. 
Presbytery has authorized the Christian 
Education Committee to borrow up to 
$20,000. Regular payments will be 
made each year from the operating bud- 
get. If you have not visited our camp, 
come out and spend a few hours with 
us. You will come again and again! 

Our Presbytery at the camp site is 
seeking to provide a setting in which 
worship, study and reflection upon God 
and man may be naturally sought. The 
quiet beauty of the location is conducive 
to inspiration, both individually and in 
groups. 

We have the example of Jesus who 
spent much of his time living in the 
out-of-doors with his disciples, and us- 
ing nature to illustrate many of his mes- 
sages from God. 

The program of our camp is planned 
with these goals in mind: 

To proclaim our faith in God, as 

it is revealed in Jesus Christ. 
To encourage a lasting response to 

his love. 
To develop spiritual growth, by 
learning to know him better. 

Camps are a part of Christian Educa- 
tion which cannot be duplicated at 
home or in the local church. 

As a supplement our church schools 
and other teaching areas, a church camp 
offers a unique opportunity to grow in 
faith as we enjoy the recreation, rest, 
education, and inspiration of living in 
a simple out-of-door setting with other 
Christians. 



THE 1968 CAMP SCHEDULE 
THE DATES AND GROUPS 

FIVE CAMPS 
I — July 1- 9 9th and 10th grades* 
II — July 8-13 5th and 6th grades 
III — July 15-20 5th and 6th grades 
IV— July 22-27 7th and 8th grades 
V— July 29-Aug. 3 7th and 8th grades 
* Grades refer to school grades for 
next year 

Information; registration cards, 

bulletins, maps, etc., will be 

mailed to the churches at an 

early date. The cost per camper 

will be $18.50 per week. 

The camp site is also available for 

local church groups to use for picnics, 

retreats, workshops and family groups. 

Registration for the use of camp site 




Gale Lammey, Camp Director 



and 



facilities must be made with: 
Gale D. Lammey, 
880 Sand Hill Road 
Asheville, N. C. 28806 
The registration must include the 
dates and time. 

"Work Saturdays," sponsored by the 
Men of Asheville Presbytery, will be 



held May 4th, 11th, and 25th. Much 
preparation must be made before the 
camp site is ready for use this summer. 
Every man in the Presbytery can give 
at least one Saturday to the camp. Ar- 
rive at the camp by 8:00 A.M. and stay 
until 5:00 P.M. Lunch will be served 
to all workers. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



April, 1968 



STEWARDSHIP SEASON 
COLOR FILMSTRIP 

Dr. Horace Adams, Jr., presented the 
following report to Asheville Presbytery 
for Presbytery's Council and it was 
adopted: 

The Stewardship Committee of the 
Assembly's General Council, Dr. Charles 
C. Cowsert, Secretary, has arranged with 
a business firm in Chicago to produce 
a full twenty-minute, 80-frame, color 
filmstrip with a record and script for 
use with the congregation during the 
1968 Stewardship Season. 

"All One Body" will be the title of 
the production, which will seek to inter- 
pret in the contemporary terms of Wor- 
ship and Work the oneness of our mis- 
sion in local church, Presbytery, Synod, 
or Assembly. It will be oriented toward 
stewardship and will make a strong bid 
for financial commitment, and at the 
same time provide a learning experience 
for the individual. 

The production can be used to train 
new members, church officers, youth, 
women, and other groups. 

Each court and local church wishing 
to do so can participate in the project 
on a personalized, individualized basis, 
each paying a minimal portion of the 
production cost. Local church oriented, 
the filmstrip allows the congregation 
eighteen (18) frames; the Presbytery 
five (5) frames; the Synod five (5) 
frames; and the Assembly eight (8) 
frames. The remaining forty-four (44) 
frames will speak to the general theme 
and message. 

Each participant (court or church) 
will provide its own 35mm transparen- 
cies of the type required, described and 
designed for fitting into the script nar- 
rative which will be uniform for all. 

The local church will deal directly 
with the Chicago firm. Full informa- 
tion and instructions will be provided 
at an early date. Picture deadline for 
the local church will be July 1, 1968. 
The cost to each participating church 
will be fifteen dollars ($15.00). The 
color filmstrip, record and script will be 
shipped directly from Chicago to the 
local church before September 15, 1968. 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

• That each church be urged to par- 
ticipate in the production of the 
1968 Stewardship color filmstrip, 
record and script at a cost of fifteen 
dollars (|15.00) . 

• That Presbytery approve the Coun- 
cil's sponsoring several area group 
meetings, involving a small number 
of churches, to be conducted in the 
month of September 1968 for the 
benefit of pastors, budget chairmen, 
canvass directors, and church treas- 
urers. 



That each church desiring help for 
the training of the Canvass Director 
be urged to contact the Executive 
Secretary, liVo Church Street, Ashe- 
ville, so that definite provision can 
be made available. 



WHAT PRESBYTERY DID 

From Page One 

heard progress reports by the Rev. Cal- 
vin S. Rice, pastor of Andrews-Hayes- 
ville churches, the Rev. J. Douglas Heck, 
pastor of the Bethel H — Brittains 
Cove churches, and the Rev. Hugh L. 
Eichelberger, Jr., pastor of the Trinity 
church. 

Received the annual review by the 
Rev. H. B. Dendy, chairman of the 
Board of Trustees of the Presbyterian 
Home for Children, concerning the staff 
members and the children being cared 
for at the Home. 

Adopted a Declaratory Statement con- 
cerning the admission policy of the Pres- 
byterian Home for Children. The ad- 
mission policy has always been based on 
the need of the child, and the declara- 
tory statement simply reveals that the 
policy is to be interpreted specifically 
to include non-white children living in 
our midst for whom we are responsible 
in keeping with our commitment to Je- 
sus Christ and his gospel, and that ap- 
plications for such children be received 
and considered according to the present 
policy irrespective of race or national 
origin. 

Heard the new chairman of Presby- 
tery's Council, Dr. Horace Adams, Jr., 
and adopted recommendations concern- 
ing the production of a color filmstrip 
for use during the 1968 Stewardship 
Season; the group meetings to be con- 
ducted in September; and the special 
training for the new Every Member Can- 
vass directors, (see article on page 4) . 

Received the report of the Commit- 
tee on Evangelism by the Rev. James 
Lyons and adopted recommendations 
calling upon each Session to have a spe- 
cial meeting for prayer and to study the 
Church's commission to evangelize; en- 
dorsed the formation of a Personal 
Evangelism Cadre; the formation of an 
Evangelistic Team to assist in conduct- 
ing evangelistic services in any church 
according to request; and the use of 
special trained Evangelists. 

Heard reports concerning the sum- 
mer camps and conferences to be spon- 
sored by Presbytery's Christian Educa- 
tion Committee, (see article on page 3) . 

Accepted the report of the Commit- 
tee on Nominations for the appoint- 
ment of the Rev. G. Daniel McCall as a 
member of Presbytery's Council and the 
Rev. W. L. Hoclgkin as a member of 
the Church Extension Committee. 

Adopted a resolution presented by the 
Rev. B. Hoyt Evans requesting Presby- 
tery to engage in a session of prayer for 
God's comforting strength for all be- 



reaved families, and to urge all mem- 
bers of the churches to renew their com- 
mitment to law, order, justice and love. 

Directed a special message to the 
forthcoming 108th meeting of the Gen- 
eral Assembly to be held at Montreat, 
June 6-12, declaring Asheville Presby- 
tery's non-concurrence with an overture 1 
which is being sent by the Synod of! 
North Carolina requesting that the 
bounds of the Synod of North Carolina 
be co-terminous with that of the State 
of North Carolina. 

Accepted an invitation from the First 
Church, Hendersonville, for the sum- 
mer meeting of Presbytery to be held 
there, July 9. 

Nominated Mr. T. G. Penland, Ivy 
Park Church, as the moderator-nominee.. 

Adopted by a rising vote a resolution ^ 
expressing the thanks of presbytery for 
the excellent hospitality provided by thei 
West Asheville Church. 



WOMEN OF THE PRESBYTERY 
NEW OFFICERS INSTALLED 

I 

The Women of Asheville Presbytery 
met at the Arden Presbyterian Church 
Tuesday, April 4 and elected officer: 
and witnessed the installation service 
conducted by the Rev. S. Browne Hoyt 
Montreat. Those elected for a two-yeai 
term were: Mrs. J. H. Armfield, Friend- 
ship Church, Black Mountain, presi- 
dent; Mrs. C. M. Wolfe, Presbyterian 
Church, Black Mountain, corresponding 
secretary; Mrs. Hugh Lamb, Oak Fores' 
Church, Asheville, treasurer; Mrs. Jetei 
P. Gibbs, First Church, Hendersonville 
chairman of Christian Community ac 
tion; Mrs. Paul E. Tyndall, Malvern 
Hills Church, Asheville, chairman o: 
ecumenical missions and relations; anc 
Mrs. Philip Brintnall, First Church 
Bryson City, chairman of White Cross. 

The 63rd annual meeting for 1969 will 
be held at the West Asheville Presbyte 
rian Church, Asheville. " 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 
SYNOD OF APPALACHIA 

The 20th Annual Training School for 
the Women of the Church will be held 
at King College, Bristol, Tennessee, 
June 3—7, 1968. The theme will be 
"ALL THINGS NEW". 

Registration card and the |3.50 fee 
must be mailed before May 20 to: 
Mrs. W. S. Ligon 
300 Mayflower Road 
Knoxville, Tennessee 37920. 
Those planning to attend Synodical 
Day only, Wednesday, June 5, are re- 
quested to register at Parks Hall upon 
arrival, and obtain lunch ticket. The 
program will begin at 9:45 A.M. 



pril, 1968 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Five 



PKESbVTEm/ili HOME NEU75 

by CThe Superinlendenl 

Proud of Our Home 

Circle two of the Arden Presbyterian 
hurch met with us this month and had 
inch with the staff. Eight members of 
le circle were present for this meeting, 
le Bible Lesson was taught in the 
rge parlor and after lunch a tour of 
le Home was made and we were so 
roud to show off our new paint job. 

An Enjoyable Trip 

Stella Laughter flew to Raleigh for a 
ay of activity and a tour of the govern- 
lent buildings. A tour of the downtown 
lopping area and other places of in- 
:rest made it a wonderful day for Stella, 
efore this activity is over all of our 
ttle boys and girls will have made the 
ip to Raleigh by plane. 

Several Good Deeds 

The Scout Troop has been very busy 
lis past month. The weather turned 
arm so camping trips were planned 
nd a wonderful time was had by all. 
. car wash was held the last week in 
larch with much success. The boys 
re raising money to attend Boy Scout 
amp this summer. We are very thank- 
il to Mr. Tom Angel, our Scoutmaster, 
)r the interest shown in working with 
le boys in their Scout work. 




KING COLLEGE HONORS 
DR. R. T. L. LISTON 

Mr. James C. White, President of the 
Board of Trustees of King College, Bris- 
tol, Tennessee, has announced that the 
Board of Trustees voted to honor Dr. 
R. T. L. Liston, retiring President of 
King College, by naming the new men's 
dormitory LISTON HALL. The men's 
dormitory which will eventually house 
260 men was put into use this spring. 

Dr. Liston became President of King 
College in 1943. Since that time the 
College has steadily grown and many 
important improvements have been 
made. The campus has been trans- 
formed by the erection of new buildings 



and the rearrangement of gates and 
roads. Under Dr. Liston's leadership 
the College has also obtained enlarged 
endowment and now has far greater fi- 
nancial stability. "Of the utmost im- 
portance," said Mr. White, "the aca- 
demic standards of the College and the 
qualifications of the faculty have been 
raised very substantially." Reports are 
continually received of King graduates 
who make outstanding records at semi- 
naries, medical schools, and at other 
graduate schools in the U. S. and 
abroad. 

The Board of Trustees intends that 
the new dormitory, LISTON HALL, 
will be a long-lasting memorial to the 
noble service rendered to the College 
by President Liston. 



Watch The Garden Grow 

We would like to thank Mr. J. B. 
fichols of Black Mountain for coming 
ut and helping in planting our gar- 
en. The ground is now warm enough 
a plant so the boys are busy with this 
•art of the work that they enjoy so well. 
t is always a joy to see a garden grow 
nd then be a part of the work that 
)rovides the food in the summer for 
)ur children. 



THE YOUTH COUNCIL 



From Page One 

la, Andrews Church; Vice Moderator — 
ames Henderson, Westminster Church; 
tated Clerk — Alma Evans, Westmin- 
,ter Church; Treasurer — Lee Nichols, 
Andrews Church; Historian — James 
Harrison, West Asheville Church; Reg- 
strar — Mike Claxton, Bryson City; 
nd District Chairmen: Nann Boggs, 

race Covenant; Susan Krause — Mal- 
ern Hills; Jessica McCollum — Grace 

ovenant; Mike Begley — Black Moun- 
ain; Dearing Gardner — First Church, 
Asheville; and Richard Harrison — 
Vest Asheville. 




Marshall C. Dendy 

SYNOD OF APPALACHIA 
MAY 21-22, 1968 

The Synod of Appalachia will meet 
in the First Presbyterian Church, Knox- 
ville, Tennessee, Tuesday and Wednes- 
day, May 21-22, 1968. Registration will 
begin Tuesday, May 21, 11:30 A.M. 
Lunch at 12:30 P.M., and Synod con- 
venes at 1:30 P.M. 



The Rev. Donald R. Brandon, D.D. 
pastor of the Fountain City Presbyterian 
Church, Knoxville, and the retiring 
moderator of the Synod will preach the 
opening sermon. The Sacrament of the 
Lord's Supper will be administered by 
the Rev. T. A. Freeman, D.D., executive 
secretary of Abingdon Presbytery, and 
the Rev. D. R. Greenhoe, D.D., pastor 
of the Sweetwater Church, Sweetwater, 
Tennessee, and ruling elders. 

Following the organization of Synod, 
the new moderator will be elected, and 
the Rev. John H. McKinnon, D.D., host 
pastor, will extend greetings and present 
the program and docket. During the 
evening service, Tuesday, 7:30 o'clock, 
the Rev. Marshall C. Dendy, D.D., ex- 
ecutive secretary of the Board of Chris- 
tian Education and moderator of the 
General Assembly, will speak. Wednes- 
day morning, 11:30 o'clock, the Rev. 
Warren L. Hall, pastor of the Covenant 
Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, N. C. 
will speak. 

The Synod of Appalachia, organized 
in 1915, meets annually and is composed 
of the ministers and ruling elder repre- 
sentatives from four presbyteries: Abing- 
don, Asheville, Holston, and Knoxville. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



April. 1968 



The Presbyterian Home for Children 
Black Mountain. N. C. 



Baird, Mr. Tom H., Mars Hill, N. C— Women 

of the Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. 
Ballard, Mrs. Edith, Swannanoa — Mrs. Walter 
B. Burgess, Women of the Black Mountain 
Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. C. M. Wolfe, 
Black Mountain. 

Bass, Mrs. T. L., Durham, N. C. — Friends at 

the Hall, Asheville. 
Border, Mr. William S., Columbus, O. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Furman Robertson, Lt. & Mrs. Douglas 
Robertson, Waynesville. 

Bradley, Miss Lina E., Bishopville, S. C. — The 
Rev. & Mrs. Tinsley P. Bradley, Abingdon. Va. 

Brown, Mrs. J. S., Sr., Hendersonville; — Miss 
Ashleigh Anne Woerner, Mr. John Kimzey, 
Mrs. George B. Phillips, Miss Emma Sample, 
Miss Anne Sample, Mrs. Charles L. Grey, 
Mrs. E. E. Fies, Mrs. C. W. Harrell, Mr. & 
Mrs. Charles A. Allen, Mr. & Mrs. Harold 
Flanagan, Mrs. Bruce Drysdale, Mr. & Mrs. 
Harold F. Clausen, Mr. & Mrs. Donald Mur- 
ray, Mr. & Mrs. Harry C. Williams, Francis 
H. & Jean Drake, Mr. & Mrs. G. Robert 
Severy, Hendersonville. Mrs. Katharine Both- 
well, Boston, Mass. 

BuRNETTE, Mrs. M. C, Black Mountain — 
Women of the Black Mountain Presbyterian 
Church, Mr. & Mrs. C. M. Wolfe, Black 
Mountain. 

CoGBURN, Mrs. Frances, Eaton, Colo. — Mrs. 
L. M. West, Mrs. W. J. Trull, Canton. 

Crawford, Mrs. Vera M., Hendersonville — 
Mr. & Mrs. William Milne, Mr. & Mrs. George 
R,obertson, Canton. Mr. & Mrs. Michael 
Romanchuk, Hellertown, Pa. Mr. & Mrs. John 
L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Dandridge, Mrs. S. W., Charlotte, N. C. — Mrs. 
J. F. Agnew, Mr. & Mrs. Harry C. Williams, 
Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Dillingham, Mrs. W. L., Barnardsville — Young 
People's S S. Class of Ivy Park Church, 
Weaverville. 

Diets, Mrs. A. C, Mountain Home — Home 
Circle of First Church, Hendersonville. 

Finch, Mr. Peyton N., Jr., Birmingham, Ala. — 
Dr. & Mrs. D. William Brosnan HI, Asheville. 

Fortney, Mrs. Anna, Harrisburg, Pa. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Edward E. Conley, Canton. 

Gambill, Mrs. J. C, Sr., West Jefferson,, N. C. 
— Mr. Sc Mrs. James Wagoner, Brevard. 

Greene, Mrs. John Otis, Lake City, S. C. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Martin Cunningham, Dr. & Mrs. 
Hilton Seals, Women of the Presbyterian 
Church, Sylva. 

Grey, Miss Mary Blanton, Hendersonville — 
Mrs. J. F. Agnew, Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, 
Hendersonville. 

Harmon^ Mrs. Elaine, Gadsden, Ala. — Mr. Tale 
H. Barlow, Canton. 

Hill, Mr. P. E., Chocowinity, N. C. — Mrs. 
Harry K. McDonnold, Asheville. 



Hooker, Miss Susan, Black Mountain — Dr. & 
Mrs. C. D. Thomas, Mrs. S. S. Cooley, Women 
of the Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, 
Mrs. G. F. Bell, Black Mountain. 

HoYLE, Mr. Spencer, Erwin, Tenn. — Women of 
the Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. 

Hunter, Mr. L. Penn, Marion, N. C. — Frank 
& Arthur Riser, Asheville. 

Hyatt, Mr. Paul, Waynesville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Rufus Summerrow, Mrs. George F. Plott, 
Waynesville. 

Irvin, Dr. Samuel S., Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. G. F. Stowell, Mr. & Mrs. William B. 
Schorr, Dr. & Mrs. J. M. Ross, Hendersonville. 

Jones, Dr. Patrick H., Doraville, Ga. — Mr. & 
Mrs. J. Edwin Justice, Canton. 

King, Mrs. Lillian, Asheville — Women of the 
Kenilworth Church, Asheville. 

Land, Mrs. Edward M., Statesville, N. C— Mrs. 
Isaac T. Avery, Sr., Canton. 

Lipinsky, Mrs. Louis, Sr., Asheville — Mrs. 
Harry K. McDonnold, Asheville. 

Lynn, Mr. Evelyn, Asheville — Dr. Ariadne 
I. Kivirand, Mr. & Mrs. Tracy Morrison, 
Asheville. 

Maultsby, Mrs. Ben, Hendersonville — Mrs. 
C. W. Harrell, Hendersonvile. 

Parker, Miss Minnie M., Alexander, N. C. — 
Women of the Presbyterian Church, Weaver- 
ville. 

PuGH, Mr. Charles, Nashville, Tenn. — The 
Choate Family, Asheville. 

Queen, Mr. Phillip, Waynesville — Circle No. 
3 of the Presbyterian Church, Miss Bernice 
Harrell, Mr. & Mrs. Rufus Summerrow, 
Waynesville. Mr. & Mrs. J. A. Prevost, Mr. 
& Mrs. R. L. Prevost, Hazelwood. 

Richardson, Mr. Erwen, Brooklyn, N. Y. — 
Women of the Kenilworth Church, Asheville. 

Riddle, Mrs. Garrett, Morristown, Tenn. — 
Circle No. 7 of the Presbyterian Church, 
Weaverville. 

Rollins, Mrs. Jamie C, Rockingham, N. C. — Dr. 
& Mrs. C. R. Border, Hazelwood. 

RowE, Mrs. Carrie, Canton — Mr. & Mrs. Tate 
Barlow, Canton. 

Shearouse, Mr. H. Waring, Bluffton, S. C. — 
Mrs. Sarah G. Glisson, Bluffton, S. C. 

Sheffield, Mrs. W. E., Canton — Miss Betty Lou 
Tate, Canton. 

Shepherd, Mrs. M. M., Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Sheppard, Warrant Officer Garry D., Skyland 
— Circle No. 7 of the Presbyterian Church, 
Weaverville. Mr. & Mrs. Troy Williams, Dana. 

Smallwood, Mrs. R. W. — Mrs. Alma L. Gallo- 
way, Brevard. 

Smathers, Mr. R. Frank, Canton — Mrs. Velma 
S. Mears & Michael, Mr. & Mrs. G. E. Miller, 
Vernon & Virginia Hill, Canton Fire Depart- 
ment, Mrs. Nannie Styles, Miss Elizabeth 
Styles, Mrs. W. P. Barnes, The Session of the 
Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Phillip P. 
Holland, Canton. Mr. & Mrs. S. L. Clark, 
Candler. 

Smathers, Mrs. Sarah, Canton — Miss Freda 
Allison, Mr. & Mrs. William Milne, Mr. & 
Mrs. Gardner Calvin, Canton. Women of the 
Kenilworth Church, Asheville. 



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Smith, Mrs. H. H., Deland, Fla. — Miss Jose 

phine Osborne, Weaverville. 
Sorrells, Mr. Coleman, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs 

J. P. Brown, Asheville. 
Squillario, Mrs. E., Valdese, N. C. — Mr. & Mrs 

Arthur Eve, Jr., Asheville. 
Stamey, Mr. Troy N., Clyde — Mr. & Mrs 

Arthur Wall, Canton. i 

Stedeford, Mrs. Louise, Jacksonville, Fla.—; 

Vernon & Leander Johnson, Hendersonvillei 
SwEARNGAN, Mrs. M. a., Asheville — The Rev|i 

& Mrs. O. W. Petrell, Effingham, S. C. \ 

Torrence, Mrs. Charles W., Davidson, N. C— 

Women of Bethel Presbyterian Church, Can 

ton. 
Truesdale, Mrs. F. P.— Mr. & Mrs. John L 

Brown, Hendersonville. 
Whitaker, Mr. James Lee, Beaumont, Tex.- 

Women of the Presbyterian Church, Weaver, 

ville. 
Wilcox, Mr. Stanley, New Orleans, La. — Mr 

& Mrs. Claude Holcombe, Candler. 
Young, Mrs. Georgia, Asheville — Circle No. 1; 

of First Church, Asheville. 



WEDDING BELLS 
CAMPBELL AND COVIN 

The Rev. William Riley Covin, pas 
tor of the First Presbyterian Church 
Sylva, and Miss Judith Kaye Campbell! 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Camp 
bell, Sylva, were married in the Firs 
Baptist Church, Sylva, April 19, 1968 
six o'clock. 

After a wedding trip, they will be a 
home in the Presbyterian manse, 
North Central Street, Sylva, N. C. 



MAY BIRTHDAY: 

12 — Rosalie Guthrie age 17 

WATCH THIS COLUMN 

The Central Treasurer of Benevolence 
for Asheville Presbytery reports fd 
period indicated below: 

January 1 — April 8 

BUDGETED 
Received for distribution to 
all Benevolent Causes 

Undesignated: |42,287.I 

Received for distribution to 
Special Benevolent Causes 
Designated: 

World Missions 11,224.: 

Church Extension 2,260.i 

Presbyterian Home 3,372.! 

Other 1,840., 

NON-BUDGETED 
Received for distribution to 

Special Causes 1,039.( 



Total Receipts $62,024.8 




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SINCE 1910 



Our Mountain Work 

CHURCH EXTENSION • CHRISTIAN EDUCATION • THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN OF BLACK MOUNTAIN 
PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL • PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF APPALACHIA 



PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN U. S. 



MAY, 1968 

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the Postoffice at Weaverville, N. C, under 
; Act of March 3, 1879. 

The Whole Work Of The Whole Church 

Promoted In Or Supported By 

Asheville Presbytery 

hUshed Monthly At Weaverville, N. C, By 
Asheville Presbytery, Office of 
Executive Secretary 

Rev. W. G. Thomas, D.D., Editor 
141/2 Church Street - - Asheville, N. C. 

V. H. B. Dendy, D.D. — Business Manager 
Weaverville, N. C. 

Subscription Price: $1.00 Per Annum 



lume LVIII May. 1968 No. 5 



NNUAL TRAINING SCHOOL 
SYNOD OF APPALACHIA 

rhe 20th Annual Training School, 
msored by the Women of the Synod 
Appalachia, will be held at King 
liege, Bristol, Tennessee, June 3-7, 
58. Registration for the school must 
made through Mrs. W. S. Ligon, 300 
lyflower Road, Knoxville, Tennessee 
)20. Annual Synodical Day will be 
served on Wednesday, June 5, be- 
ming at 9:45 A.M. Visitors coming 
ly for the Synodical Day observance 
requested to register at Parks Hall 
on arrival, and obtain a lunch ticket, 
rhe theme of the entire program 
1 be: "All Things Now". Credit 
urses will be offered (choose two) : 
le Book of Luke . . . Mrs. Frank M. 
cy; The Meaning of Church Mem- 
ship ... Dr. Calvin C. Thielman; 
ith and Tensions ... Dr. Richard F. 
ylor; Youth, World, and the Church 
. The Rev. Joseph B. MacLeod and 
s. Robert L. Swisher; and Women's 
)rk Organization and Program . . . 

)re On Page Four 




Jack Ward, President 

THE MEN OF PRESBYTERY 

ELECTED OFFICERS 

More than 80 men from the 37 
churches of Asheville Presbytery assem- 
bled at the First Church, Asheville, 
Tuesday night, April 25 for the spring 
rally. 

Mr. T. Kendal O'Barr of the West- 
minster church and president of the 
Men of Presbytery presided. Mr. Samuel 
Smith, Hazelwood church, delivered an 
inspiring message on the subject: 
"Agents of Reconciliation". Mr. Smith 
is a school teacher, choir director, youth 
leader, assistant to the Minister, a rul- 
ing elder and a stimulating speaker. 
He will serve as a commissioner from 
Asheville Presbytery to the forthcoming 
meeting of the General Assembly. 

The 1968-1969 officers were elected 
and installed to take office October 1, 
1968: 

President — Jack Ward, Arden Church. 

First V. P.— T. A. McClure, Franklin 
Church. 

Second V. P. — William T. Carpenter, 
Black Mountain Church. 

Sec.-Treas. — Louis B. Joyner, Swan- 
nanoa church. 

More On Page Four 



ESSAY CONTEST WINNER 
ONE OF OUR BOYS 

Charles Robinson, a member of our 
Home, an eighth grade student in the 
Black Mountain Grammar School, was 
first winner in the Pilot Club's essay 
contest, "What America Means To Me?" 
Printed below is the essay in its entirety: 




Charles Robinson, Winner 

America stands for Freedom of Re- 
ligion, Speech, Assembly, Press. It also 
means we can wear what we want, do 
what we want. America is Education, it 
is a meaning of a job for you and me, a 
meaning of a living. It is a place where 
we all can set back and thank God for 
the men we had to make this nation free, 
such as Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jef- 
More On Page Three 

COMMISSIONERS TO THE 
GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING 

The one-hundred-eighth General As- 
sembly meeting will be held at Mon- 
treal, N. C, beginning Thursday, June 
6. Commissioners from Asheville Pres- 
bytery are: The Rev. B. Hoyt Evans, 
the Rev. H. B. Dendy, Mr. Samuel 
Smith, Hazelwood church, and Mr. E. 
G. Roberts, Malvern Hills church. The 
Pre-Assembly Conference will begin 
Wednesday, June 5, with the theme 
"The Mission of the Church." 



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The Presbyterian Home For Children 
Of Black Mountain. N. C. Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 
W. G. Thomas, Treasurer Don C. Mckenzie, Superintendent 

14% CHURCH STREET, ASHEVILLE, N. C. R.F.D. I. BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 

TEL. Asheville, 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa, 686-3666 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



May. 19( 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

Pbesbttebt of Ashevdlle 

Synod of Appalachia 

1966-1967 

PRESIDENT _ Mrs. J. H. Armfield, 
1241 Montreal Road, Black Moun- 
tain, N. C. 28711 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. Grace 
Stamey, Box 294, Waynesville, N. C. 
28786 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
Guy White, Kanawha Drive, Mon- 
treal, N. C. 28757 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. C. M. Wolfe, 518 Laurel Ave., 
Black Mountain, N C. 28711 

TREASURER — Mrs Hugh Lamb, 16 
Carrier Ave., West Asheville, N. C. 
28806 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. Mark Sumner, 38 
Faircrest Road, Asheville, N. C. 
28804 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor — Mrs. M. L. Williams, (See 
above) 

MEN OF THE CHURCH 

PRESIDENT — T. Kendall O'Barr, 
Westminster Church, 27 Bull Moun- 
tain Road, Asheville, N. C. 28805. 

FIRST V.P. Jack Ward, Arden 

Church, 206 Linden Street, Arden, N. 
C. 28704 

SECOND V.P. — M. R. Whisenhunt, 
Hazelwood Church, Drawer 599, 
Waynesville, N. C. 28786 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Louis B. 
Joyner, Swannanoa Church, 140 East- 
wood Ave., Swannanoa, N. C. 28778 

FIRST DIVISION CHAIRMAN— Thom- 
as A.. McGuire, Franklin Church, Hill- 
crest Circle, Franklin, N. C. 28734 

SECOND DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
L. H. Parmele, First Church, Hender- 
sonville, Ridgecrest Drive, Hender- 
sonville, N. C. 28739 

THIRD DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
Frank P. Scott, West Asheville 
Church, 62 Westwood Ave., Asheville, 
N. C. 28806 

YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 

MODERATOR — Mark Cooper, Grace 
Covenant^ Asheville 

VICE-MODERATOR — Ed LaFountaine, 
Waynesville 

STATED CLERK— Vicki Patton, West 
Asheville 

REGISTRAR — Mark Boggs, First 
Church, Asheville 

HISTORIAN— Beverly Neighbors, West 
Asheville 

TREASURER — Sarah Brown, First, 
Henderson ville 

DISTRICT CHAIRMAN— Mike Claxton, 
Bryson City; Paul Saenger, West- 
minster; Janie McCrary, First, Hen- 
dersonville; Mark Wood, Grace Cove- 
nant; Lee Galloway, Brevard; Susan 
Rodda, Andrews. 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. J. 
Douglas Heck, The Rev. Robert S. 
Busey, Miss Geraldine Rustin, First, 
Henderson ville. 




THE REV. AND MRS. 
JOSEPH H. ARMFIELD, JR. 

The Rev. Joseph H. Armfield, Jr., 
pastor of the Friendship Church, Black 
Mountain, has accepted a call to a par- 
ish group of churches in Dekalb, Mis- 
sissippi, Central Presbytery; and plans 
to begin the new work June, 1968. 

A meeting of the congregation of 
the Friendship Church was held Sunday, 
April 28, and the members reluctantly 
concurred in Mr. Armfield's request for 
Asheville Presbytery to dissolve the 
pastoral relationship, effective May 31, 
and to grant him a certificate of dis- 
mission to Central Presbytery. During 
a meeting of Presbytery's Commission 
on the Minister and His Work held on 



Wednesday, May 8, the request w 
granted and a letter of commendatic 
will be sent along with the certifica 
of dismission. 

Mr. Armfield was ordained by H( 
ston Presbytery in 1942 and served , 
assistant pastor of the First Presbyteri; 
Church, Johnson City, Tennessee. I 
became pastor of the United Churc 
Concord Presbytery in 1946; and b, 
came pastor of the Friendship Churc 
Black Mountain, in September of 196 
During the seven years at Friendshi 
he has rendered effective service as 
faithful pastor, diligent Bible teach( 
earnest evangelist, and a leader 
church and community affairs. As 
presbyter, he has been regular in ; 
tendance and loyal in the performan 
of assigned tasks. In 1967 he served ' 
a commissioner to the General Assei 
bly meeting. 

In July 1941, he married Elizabe 
Springs Phifer, Columbia, S. C. Th 
have four children: Elizabeth Sprini 
Joseph Henry, III, Anne Childs, ai 
Margaret Jeannie. On April 4, M: 
Armfield was elected and installn 
president of the Women of Ashevil, 
Presbytery. In addition to being 
faithful minister's wife, devoted mothf 
and constant worker for Christ throu 
the Church, she has been employed 
the library staff at the Montreat-i* 
derson College. 

The Armfields will be greatly misi 
in Asheville Presbytery. We extend 
them our best wishes and prayers 
they move on to a new work. 



CAMPS AND CONFERENCE 
YOUTH ACTIVITIES 

The Senior High Conference will be 
held at Camp Greystone, Tuxedo, N. 
C, June 6-10. The Rev. Robert S. 
Busey, pastor of the Grace Covenant 
church, will be the director, assisted by 
members of the Youth Covmcil and the 
Rev. J. Douglas Heck, pastor of the 
Bethel H and Brittains Cove churches, 
and Miss Geraldine Rustin, director of 
Christian Education, First Church, Hen- 
dersonville. 

Registration can be made by contact- 
ing Mark Boggs, 26 Lakewood Parkway, 
Asheville, N. C, by June 1. The cost 
will be $27.50 per conferee. Senior 
High young people from the 37 churches 
of the Presbytery are cordially invited 
to share in the conference which is being 
sponsored by Presbytery's Christian 
Education Committee. 

Five camps will be conducted during 
the month of July and the first week of 
August at Little Pisgah Ranch, Presby- 
tery's camp site. Each camp will run 
from Monday afternoon to Saturday 
morning. The cost per camper will 
be $18.50. Registration must be made 
through the Rev. Gale D. Lammey, 
pastor of the Oak Forest church. The 
address: 880 Sand Hill Road, Asheville, 
N. C. 28806. Bulletins and registration 



cards have been mailed to the past 
and other local church leaders 
not wait until the last moment to ma 
reservations. The capacity is limite 
Additional facilities are being made 
the camp site as funds become ava 
able. The largest addition for 19 
is the new kitchen-dining building 

Several men from various churcl 
have responded to the call for help 
"Work Saturdays". The next work d 
will be on Saturday, May 25. M 
your way to the camp and give t' 
young people the benefit of your lab 
for one day. 







Kitchen-Dining Room 



May. 1968 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



PRESlbyTERl/iN HOME NEU75 

by CThe Superinlendenl 

An Honor Student 
Melanie Hyatt was elected President 
of the Student Council at the Black 
Mountain Grammar School for the 
1968-1969 year. Melanie is an outstand- 
ing student, being on the honor roll 
nearly each grading period since enter- 
ing school. She is well thought of by 
her teachers and friends of the Home. 

A Grand Time 
All of the girls of the Home were 
guests of the Women of the First 
Church of Asheville for the Mother- 
Daughter Banquet held May 8th. The 
women who had no daughters present 
took our girls as their special guests. 
We would like to thank all of the 
women who showed such interest in our 
children and made them feel so wel- 
come. All of the children spoke of what 
a wonderful time they had. 

Our Guests 
We were proud to have as our guest 
this past month the following circles 
from the Presbytery: Circle one of the 
Hazelwood church, Circle eleven of the 
First Church, Asheville, and a Brevard 
Circle, with Mrs. Perkins as chairman. 

Supreme Sacrifice 
Word was received May 9th that Ron- 
ald Hurst, one of our former boys, was 
killed in action in Vietnam. Ronald 
was admitted to the Home in 1959 and 
joined the service early this year. We 
express our sincere sympathy to his 
mother, grandmother and brother in the 
loss of this loved one. Twelve of our 
boys will be in the service by August 
and we ask you to join with us in prayer 
for them. 

Our Baseball Team 

The little league baseball season is 
about to begin and the boys have been 
showing up real good in our practice 
games. They are real anxious to con- 
tinue their winning streak, which is now 
thirty-five games in a row. Even though 
we lost four good boys from last year's 
team, we hope that we can come through 
as a winner again this year. 



JUNE BIRTHDAYS: 

1 — Barbara Revis — 14 
3— Ava Lynn Elliott— 12 
4— Timothy Clark— 11 
25 — Charles Robinson — 14 

ESSAY CONTEST 

From Page One 

ferson, men of this sort. We can realize 
that if it weren't for men like these 
we might not be here today. America 
is a place of peace, a place where we 
can worship who we please and to what 
sort of God we want. It doesn't mean 
we all have to be Presbyterians to go to 
heaven, it means we can be anything. 



It also means we have a place to sleep 
and not worry about waking in the 
morning and finding nothing. America 
is a place where we can vote for whom 
we please no matter what anyone says. 
It doesn't mean we can't say what we 
think of the men who are running for 
the election, because we can, this is 
the freedom of speech. 

Our nation is on a deep edge now be- 
cause of the war in Vietnam. If only the 
people of the United States would real- 
ize the danger we are in and not take 
it as a joke. All the young men going 
off and not knowing for sure if they 
will return to their homes safe. This 
is the bad part of America. The dangers 
of hundreds of lives are in the hands of 
our President and government. Do we 
all realize that? 

I am a Boy Scout of America, we 
have the fun of talking of things of this 
sort. The other night at a meeting, we 
were singing songs of Patriotism. We 
all came to realize the meanings of songs 
of this sort. The importance of them, 
the words are very true, they bring out 
the part of the world back in the early 
centuries. Have you ever set down and 
thovight of this? 

I don't think very many have. Our 
Scout master was in the Air Force, he 



told us of how it felt to be around men 
who were dying. He told us of a man 
who was shot next to him. This man 
didn't die right off, and so the men with 
him, got the flag that they carried with 
them and put it next to this man and 
said a prayer to God. Just before the 
man died he looked up at the flag and 
said, "God Bless America." He also 
brought out the meaning of the flag and 
what it stood for. We are all thankful 
to God for letting us be free, and that 
we aren't made to do anything. 

America is the feeling of happiness, 
of glory and of love for one nation un- 
der God. If only the people of this coun- 
try could and would take a minute out 
of their work to thank God for letting 
us have this free land, we could show 
our thankfulness to him. But will they? 
That is a million dollar question to a 
land like ours. All we can do is hope 
for the best. 

My feelings for the worst part of 
this land are the same as others, we 
want to dispose of the slums and re- 
place them with homes that are fit to 
live in. And our hopes of making this 
the land that all people would be proud 
to say this is my "home." One we 
are pleased with, and can thank God 
for His help. 



THE COLOR FILMSTRIP 
"ALL ONE BODY" 

Asheville Presbytery is cooperating 
in the production of a color filmstrip, 
"All One Body," to be used by the 
local church during the 1968 Steward- 
ship Season. 

It will be a full 20 minute, 80 frame 
color filmstrip; and a record and script 
will be provided. The presbytery and 
synod will provide 5 frames each, and 
the General Assembly will use 8 frames 
to depict the work of its agencies, 44 
frames will cover the general theme, 
and the remaining 18 frames will deal 
with the work of each particular church. 

Presbytery's Council, Dr. Horace 
Adams, Jr., chairman, is urging the 37 
churches in the presbytery to participate 
in the production. Each church will 
provide the transparencies and deal di- 
rectly with a firm in Chicago. It will 
cost each church $15.00 to participate 
and to obtain a copy of the film by 
September 15, 1968. The transparen- 
cies must reach the Chicago firm by 
June 15. Specific instructions concern- 
ing the 35mm transparencies have been 
sent to the local church and they must 
be followed. No exceptions will be ac- 
cepted. Begin early to produce the trans- 
parencies so that, if necessary, sufficient 
time will be allowed to make correc- 
tions. Call the office of the executive 
secretary for additional information. 



DATES AND OPPORTUNITIES 
MONTREAT CONFERENCES 

Listed below are the dates of special 
opportunities which will be provided 
during the summer conference season 
at Montreat. Members and friends of 
the churches in Asheville Presbytery are 
encouraged to take advantage of attend- 
ing as many of the conferences as pos- 
sible: 
June 5-6 — Pre-Assembly Conference "The 

Mission of the Church" 
June 6-12 — The General Assembly 
June 14-16 — North Carolina Men 
June 17-21 — North Carolina Synodical 

Training School 
June 16-21 — Children's Work Consult- 
ant Service 
June 21-23 — Christian Education Ad- 
ministrators 
June 23-27 — Youth Consultation 
June 23-28 — South Carolina Leaders of 

Leaders 
June 28 - July 4 — North Carolina Cove- 
nant Life Conference 
July 4-7 — Appalachian Festival of West- 
ern Style Square Dancing 
July 5-8 — Women's Advisory Council 
Jvdy 8-9 — Presbyterial Presidents 
July 10-17 — Women's Conference 
July 18-24 — Music Conference 
July 25-31 — World Missions Conference 
August 1-7 — National Ministries Con- 
ference 
August 10 — Patron's Convocation for 

Montreat 
August 11 — Montreat Day 
August 9-18 — Bible Conference 
August 22-25 — Assembly Men's Council 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



May. 1968 



The Presbyterian Home for Children 
Black Mountain. N. C. 



Adams, Mrs. O. E., Asheville — Mrs. Alice A. 

Carter, Asheville. 
Baird, Mr. Tom — Circle §8 of the Presbyterian 

Church, Weaverville. 
Bass, Mrs. Carolina, Durham, N. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Waldo Lanning, Women of the Kenil- 
worth Church, Asheville. 

Blackwelder, Mrs. James, Hendersonville — 
Circle ff2 of the First Church, Henderson- 
ville. 

Brown, Mrs. Clark, Arden — Mr. & Mrs. Van 
Butler, Arden. 

Brown, Mr. J. E., Horse Shoe— The A. P. Has- 
sell Family, Hendersonville. 

Brown, Mrs. J. S., Hendersonville — Miss Mar- 
garet McQueen, Mrs. J. C. Morrison, Mrs. 
W. W. Arrowood, Rowland, N. C. Mrs. John 
A. Womack, Sr., High Point, N. C. Mr. & 
Mrs. Tigner Ogletree, Charlottesville, Va. 
Mrs. Syretha Sossamon, Mrs. Dora T. Sossa- 
mon, Mrs. Gordon Riley, Mr. J. C. Hayes, 
Brown Sunday School Class of First Church, 
Mr. & Mrs. Ralph S. Crawford, The A. P. 
Hassell Family, Mr. & Mrs. Ted R. Ray, 
Mr. & Mrs. Louis O. Long, Mrs. J. M. Good, 
Sr., Miss Maggie Good, Lila Ripley Barnwell 
Class of First Church, Mrs. I. H. Pearce, 
Mrs. L. B. McDonald, Mr. & Mrs. R. E. 
Langhans, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. L. H. 
McKay, Flat Rock. 

BuRKETT, Miss Clyde, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Ansel Smith & Family, Weaverville. 

Cartwright, Mr. Arthur R., Hendersonville 
— Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth V. Peterson, Rome, 
N. Y. 

Clayton, Mr. Grady, Waynesvill£ — Mrs. H. 
F. Bolen, Canton. 

Cocke, Mrs. George Dilworth, Winston-Salem, 
N. C— Mr. & Mrs. Robert Roy Mull, Sr., 
Asheville. 

Craig, Mrs. Nora, Windsor, N. C. — Dr. & Mrs. 
C. D. Thomas, Black Mountain. 

Disher, Mr. John, Charlotte, N. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. James A. Wagoner, Brevard. 

DoDD, Mrs. Gertrude, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
J. Z. Russell, Mrs. Walter M. Harbin, Ashe- 
ville. 

Fancher, Mrs. A. J., Dunedin, Fla. — Mrs. 
Ethel E. Richeson, Hazelwood. 

Gaston, Mr. C. P., Warrenton, N. C. — Miss 
Sara Goforth, Mr. & Mrs. Ruth Whitmire, 
Asheville. 

Grey, Miss Mary Blanton, Hendersonville — 
Mrs. Charles R. Scott, Hendersonville. 

Hall, Mrs. Fanny Patton, Asheville — The 
Misses Katherine, Ruth and Louise Shepherd, 
Hendersonville. 

Hart, Mr. T. Harold, Pisgah Forest — Mrs. Ida 
P. Abercrombie, Mr. & Mrs. Frank G. Carr, 
Mr. & Mrs. John H. Truesdail, Miss Annie 
May Patton, Mr. & Mrs. E. B. Matheson, Mr. 
V. H. Fricks, Mr. & Mrs. J. F. Aycock, Mr. 
& Mrs. J. O. Davidson, Mr. & Mrs. Marshall 



M. Feaster, Jr., Ramsey & White, Attorneys, 
Mr. Robert N. Hill III, Mr. & Mrs. D. F. 
Stoneback, Brevard Federal Savings & Loan 
Association, First Union National Bank, Bre- 
vard. Miss Mary Jane Maxwell, Pisgah For- 
est. Mr. J. Bynum Taylor, Boone, N. C. 
Mr. George S. Hendrix, Jr., Mims, Fla. Mr. 
& Mis. Lawrence Atkinson, Umatilla, Fla. 
George, Bill, Sandi, Harry and Thelma Heil, 
Merced, Calif. 

Hooker, Miss Susan, Black Mountain — Mrs. 
M. E. Wheelon, Mr. & Mrs. C. M. Wolf, Black 
Mountain. Mrs. A. P. Hassell, Miss Rosalie 
Hassell, Hendersonville. 

Hurley, Mrs. John W., Hendersonville — Miss 
Fannie B. Cox, Mrs. Charles R. Scott, Mr. & 
Mrs. G. F. Stowell, Mr. & Mrs. Ivan Waller, 
Hendersonville. Family of LaMar Knecht of 
Ohio. Family of Margaret Livensparger, Holt, 
Mich. 

Johnson, Mrs. Bessie Lee, Hendersonville — 
Mr. & Mrs. George C. Klick, Horse Shoe. 
Mrs. L. B. McDonald, Hendersonville. 

KiMZEY, Mr. D. L., Horse Shoe — The A. P. 
Hassell Family, Hendersonville. 

Lyman, Mrs. E. J., Sr., Sarasota, Fla. — Mr. & 
Mrs. H. E. Lamb, Mr. & Mrs. T. H. Lamb, 
Asheville. 

Mashburn, Mr. Theodore, Bryson City — 
Women of the Presbyterian Church, Sylva. 

Meece, Mrs. Bertha Orr, Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. 
E. B. Matheson, Brevard. 

Mull, Mrs. John H., Asheville — Circle jfl of 
the Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Carl 
Teague, Mr. & Mrs. W. D. Hickey, Mr. & 
Mrs. Carl Deitz, The Rev. & Mrs. David 
Parks, Mrs. John C. McDowell, Circle #8 of 
the Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Ben H. 
Evans, Mrs. Carl Sawyer, Miss Martha Lee 
Sawyer, Mrs. J. Fred Osborne, Miss Josephine 
Osborne. Mr. & Mrs. E. L. Curtis, Mr. R. L. 
Curtis, Women's Bible Class of the Presby- 
terian Church, Weaverville. Mr. & Mrs. F. 
Donoho, Mrs. J. Ridley Jackson, Mr. & Mrs. 
Reid Lovelace and Betsy and Ken, Miss Edith 
Sollmann, Mr. & Mrs. Brandon Glasgow & 
Ed, Asheville. 

Reeves, Mrs. Viola, Leicester — Mrs. Dorothy 
H. Avery, Canton. 

Rich, Mrs. Edith Coxhead, Oneonta, N. Y. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Harding, Sylva. 

RuNNioN, Mr. W. J., Battle Creek, Mich. — 
Mrs. Robert Felkel, Asheville. 

Scroggs, Mrs. E d n e Whitman, Durham, 

N. C— Mr. & Mrs. Ralph S. Crawford, Hender- 
sonville. 

Shei'pard, Mrs. W. H., Towson, Md. — Mrs. A. 
P. Hassell, Miss Rosalie Hassell, Henderson- 
ville. 

Shepi'ard, Mr. Garry, Skyland — Roger and 
Larry Butler, Arden. 

Simpson, Mrs. David, Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Ted R. Ray, Mr. & Mrs. Harold Flana- 
gan, Mrs. Charles R. Scott, Vernon and 
Leander Johnson, Circle #1 of the First 
Church, Mr. & Mrs. Ivan Waller, Mrs. L. B. 
McDonald, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. L. H. 
McKay, Flat Rock. 

Smathers, Mr. R. Frank, Canton — Mr. & Mrs. 
L. M. Smathers, Jacksonville, Fla. 



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Teague, Mrs. L. Belle, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 

B. J. Heniy, Velma and Michael Mears, Can- 
ton. 

Thomas, Mr. Grady, Dillon, S. C. — The Rev. 
& Mrs. W. G. Thomas, Asheville. 

Tritt, Mrs. W. August, Sanford, N. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Leon Siler, Mr. J. P. Jenrette, Mrs. 
Pauline M. Watkins, Mrs. Starr A. Suther- 
land, Mrs. Alice A. Carter, Mr. & Mrs. Harry 

C. Browning, Mr. & Mrs. C. R. Hunter, Adult 
Class No. 1 of the Kenilworth Church, 
W^omen of the Kenilworth Church, Asheville. 

Whitaker, Clara, Andrews, N. C. — Lillian 
Ashe, Andrews. 



TRAINING SCHOOL 

From Page One 

Miss Janie McCutchen. 

Special evening features: Address 
"All Things New", Miss "B" Lewis; 
Symposium: "Clirist and The Faiths of 
Men", Mrs. J. R. Helms; and Synodical 
Meeting. 

The training school personnel: Dean, 
Mrs. F. S. dayman; Director, Mrs. W. 
F. Wadsworth; Local Arrangements, 
Miss Inez Morton, Hostess, Mrs. W. B. 
Holton; Residence Hostess, Mrs. C. M. 
Watson; Music, Mrs. Graham G. Lan- 
drum; Literature, Miss Margaret 
Hughes; Credits, Mrs. Irby Arnett; 
Registrar, Mrs. W. S. Ligon; and Book 
Room, Miss "B" Lewis. 



MEN OF PRESBYTERY 

From Page One 

First Division Chairman — R. W. 
Claxton, Bryson City Church. 

Second Division Chairman — L. H. | 
Parmele, Hendersonville First. 

Third Division Chairman — Frank P. 
Scott, West Asheville Church. 

The attendance cup was won by the 
men of the West Asheville Church, 
second place by Malvern Hills Church 
and third by Westminster. Congratu- 
tions to the winners. 






WATCH THIS COLUMN 

The Central Treasurer of Benevolences 
for Asheville Presbytery reports forj 

period indicated below: i 

I 

January 1 — May 8 j{ 

BUDGETED j 

Received for distribution to 
all Benevolent Causes 

Undesignated: $58,505.08; 

Received for distribution to 
Special Benevolent Causes 
Designated: 

World Missions 12,108.10 

Church Extension 2,355.21 

Presbyterian Home 3,956.4^ 

Other 2,134.3f 

NON-BUDGETED 
Received for distribution to 

Easter Offering \,^19.^'. 

Other Special Causes-„. 1,653.81 



Total Receipts 



_$82,392.3i 



M 




SINCE 1910 



Our Mountain Work 

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PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN U. S. 

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JUNE, 1968 

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olume LVIII June. 1968 



No. 6 



ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY 
SUMMER MEETING 

The summer meeting of Asheville 
•esbytery will be held at the First 
lurch, Hender.sonville, N. C, Tues- 
ly, July 9, 9:30 A.M. Registration will 
;gin at 9:00 A.M. Mr. T. G. Penland, 
y Park Church, is the moderator- 
jminee. The Rev. John C. Neville 
ill serve as host pastor. 

The Rev. Marion A. Boggs, D.D., has 
;en requested by the Moderator oi' 
sheville Presbytery, Thomas H. Lamb, 
> preach the opening sermon. 

After serving for forty-five years as 
astor of several leading churches in 
irginia and Arkansas, Dr. Boggs was 
onorably retired by Washbinn Presby- 
:ry in 1964. After moving with Mrs. 
oggs to Asheville and living at 777 
-akeshore Drive, he became a member 
f Asheville Presbytery and has been in 
reat demand to serve as an Interim 
astor in various churches of the As- 



iore On Page Tivo 



The Malvern Hills Presbyterian 
Church, Asheville, has extended a call 
for the Pastoral services of the Rev. Har- 
old Borchert, of the Presbytery of Cen- 
tral Mississippi, serving as Presbytery's 
Home Mission Evangelist. 

Mr. Borchert has indicated his readi- 
ness to accept the call and will request 
the Presbytery of Central Mississippi for 
a certificate of dismission to Asheville 
Presbytery so that he can seek admission 
during the summer meeting to be held 
at the First Church, Hendersonville, 
Tuesday July 9. After his reception, and 
the acceptance of the call, Asheville 
Presbytery will appoint a commission to 
conduct the installation service on a 
date according to the request of the 
Malvern Hills Church. 

Mr. Borchert is a native of Holland, 
Michigan, but received his college train- 
ing in South Carolina and Louisiana. 
He graduated frorai Columbia Theologi- 
cal Seminary in Georgia in 1952. Dur- 
ing World War II, he served nearly five 
years in the Army with tours in Hawaii 
and Japan. For fifteen years (1952- 
1967) he labored as a Presbyterian mis- 
sionary in Japan, and during those years 
served as Chairman of the Mission, 
Chairman of the personnel Committee, 
and Chairman of the Medical Commit- 
tee (which administers Yodogawa Chris- 
tian Hospital. His primary work in Ja- 
pan was mountain evangelism and pris- 
on chaplaincy, with eight years taught 
at the Gifu Prison. He taught English 
at the Gifu University for a number of 
years. He began his work as Presby- 
tery's Home Mission Evangelist on Sep- 
tember 1, 1967, living at Clinton, Mis- 
sissippi, and will move with his family 
to Asheville during the month of July, 
and live at 22 School Road, in the house 
recently ptuchased by the Malvein Hills 
Church to serve as the manse. 

Mr. and Mrs. Borchert have three 
daughters, Elva Susan, age 17; Lois Lu- 
cille, Age 14; and Sarah Hope, age 12. 
More On Page Six 




Harold Borchert 

LITTLE PISGAH RANCH 
PRESBYTERY'S CAMP 

Gale D. Lammey, Presbytery's Camp 
Director, has been assured that the new 
kitchen-dining room building with all 
necessary facilities will be ready for use 
by Thursday, Jime 27. This new addi- 
tion, costing almost $27,000, will certain- 
ly add much to the comfort and con- 
venience for each camper, greatly im- 
prove the camping condition as well as 
release the camp staff members of a 
great deal of hard labor and concern 
in providing adequate care for the camp- 
ers. 

Prior to the first camping experience 
which will begin July 1, a general staff 
meeting will be held at the camp site, 
beginning Thursday, June 27, and con- 
tinuing through Saturday, June 29. An 
adequate group of staff members con- 
sisting of ministers, directors of Chris- 
tian education, and church leaders has 
been secured for each camp. Parents and 
friends can rest assured that with the 
competent staff members and more ade- 
More On Page Two 



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The Presbyterian Home For Children 
Of Black Mountain, N. C. Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 
W. G. Thomas, Treasurer Don C. Mckenzie, Superintendent 

14^/^ CHURCH STREET, ASHEVILLE, N. C. R.F.D. I. BLACK MOUNTAIN. N. C. 

Tel. Asheville, 2S2-3061 Tel. Swannanoa, 686-3666 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



June. 196 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 
Presbytery of Asheville 
Synod of Appalachia 
1S66-1967 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. Grace Stamey, Box 
294, Waynesville, N. C. 28786 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. S. S. Cooley, 
P. O. Box 745, Black Mountain, N. 
C. 28711 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
Guy White, Kanawha Drive, Mon- 
treat, N. C. 28757 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. C. M. Wolfe, 518 Laurel Ave., 
Black Mountain, N C. 28711 

TREASURER — Mrs. Hugh Lamb, P. O. 
Box 15, Asheville, N. C. 28802 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. Mark Sumner, 38 
Faircrest Road, Asheville, N. C. 
28804 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor — Mrs. M. L. Williams, (See 
above) 

MEN OF THE CHURCH 

PRESIDENT T. Kendall O'Barr, 

Westminster Church, 27 Bull Moun- 
tain Road, Asheville, N. C. 28805. 

FIRST V.P. Jack Ward, Arden 

Church, 206 Linden Street, Arden, N. 
C. 28704 

SECOND V.P. — M. R. Whisenhunt, 
Hazelwood Church, Drawer 599, 
Waynesville, N. C. 28786 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Louis B. 
Joyner, Swannanoa Church, 140 East- 
wood Ave., Swannanoa, N. C. 28778 

FIRST DIVISION CHAIRMAN — Thom- 
as A. McGuire, Franklin Church, Hill- 
crest Circle, Franklin, N. C. 28734 

SECOND DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
L. H. Parmele, First Church, Hender- 
sonville, Ridgecrest Drive, Hender- 
sonville, N. C. 28739 

THIRD DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
Frank P. Scott, West Asheville 
Church, 62 Westwood Ave., Asheville, 
N. C. 28806 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 

MODERATOR — Susan Rodda, Andrews 
Church 

VICE-MODERATOR — James Hender- 
son, Westminster Church 

STATED CLERK — Alma Evans, West- 
minster Church 

REGISTRAR — Mike Claxton, Bryson 
City Church 

HISTORIAN — James Harrison, West 
Asheville 

TREASURER 
Church 



Lee Nichols, Andrews 



DISTRICT CHAIRMEN— Nann Boggs, 
Grace Covenant; Susan Krause, Mal- 
vern Hills Church; Jessica McCollum; 
Mike Begley, Black Mountain Church; 
Dearing Gardner, First Church, Ashe- 
ville; and Richard Harrison, West 
Asheville. 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. J. 
Douglas Heck, The Rev. Robert S. 
Busey, Miss Geraldine Rustin, First, 
Hendersomville. 




A CHURCH IN ACTION 
SAVED TO SERVE 

Members of the Bethel Church, Haywood County, recently entertained a bi 
load of aged veterans from Oteen Hospital by providing a message of good chd 
with plenty of ice-cream, cookies and soft drinks. It was a happy occasion for tl 
veterans, some of whom could not get off the bus, and an enjoyable opportuni 
for the participants. Sharing in the service were: (left to right) Mr. and Mi 
Fred Pardue; Mr. and Mrs. Claude Church; the Rev. J. Douglas Heck; Mrs. Lu( 
West; and Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Medford. 

A series of evangelistic services, sponsored by the Session, are being conduct* 
in the church, Sunday, June 23 through Friday, June 28. Dr. H. B. Dendy, Wea 
erville, is doing the preaching. 

The members and friends of the church are looking forward to Sunday, A 
gust 11, which has been designated: HOME-COMING DAY. A diligent effort 
being made by members and friends of the church to free the church from aj 
building indebtedness by this date so that a dedication service can be conducte 
The Bethel (Church was organized in 1834 and has rendered noble service throus 
the years. 



LITTLE PISGAH RANCH 

From Page One 

cjuate facilities the camping experiences 
will be greatly improved and the teach- 
ing opportunities enlarged and enriched. 

Brocliures have been mailed to the 
pastors of the 37 churches. Additional 
ones can be secured from: Gale D. Lam- 
mey, 880 Sand Hill Road, Asheville, 

28806. 



ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY 
SUMMER MEETING 

From Page One 

sembly. He was moderator of the Gen- 
eral Assembly, Presbyterian Church, 
U.S., in 1960-1961. For more than six 
years he has served as a member of the 
Committee of Twenty-Four working on 
the plan of union of the Reformed 
Church in America and the Presbyterian 
Church, U.S. 



SPECIAL CAMP SITE 
COMMITTEE 

The Rev. B. Hoyt Evans, chairman . 
the Christian Education Committee, hli 
appointed a special Camp Site Commj 
tee to plan for the future developmer; 
at the Little Pisgah Ranch and to wo. 
out in detail the plans for a Capii'l 
Fund Campaign, when, and if, it is ? 
proved by Asheville Presbytery. Tl 
committee has already held several me 
ings and a report will be presented dii 
ing the summer meeting of Presbyte!, 
July 9, at Hendersonville. The co- 
mittee is composed of: John Tyndi, 
Malvern Hills; B. Hoyt Evans, Westm- 
ster; J. Douglas Heck, Bethel H a I 
Brittains Cove; Gale D. Lammey, C^ 
Forest; Miss Geraldine Rustin, Fit 
Church, Hendersonville; and W. 
Thomas, ex-officio. y 



ine, 1968 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 




COMMUNICANT CLASS 
CULLOWHEE CHURCH 

The first communicants class of Cullowhee Presbyterian Church made their 
fofessions of faith and received the sacrament of the Lord's Supper at the morn- 
ig worship service May 5, 1968. The occasion followed a ten week study of the 
eaning and purpose of church membership, led by the pastor, the Rev. Stanley 
. Bennett. They are (from left to right) : Robert Reed, Lee Bennett, Robert Col- 
m, Rick Reed, Tim Bennett, Ellen Huguelet and Libby Lofquist. Robert Colgan 
so received the sacrament of baptism. 

Also, on this special day, Jill Elaine Cowan, the nine month old daughter of 
[r. and Mrs. William Cowan, was baptized. 

The Cullowhee Church was organized March 27, 1966. Mr. Bennett is serv- 
ig as stated supply as well as the Presbyterian minister to the students of the 
Western North Carolina University. 



FIFTY YEARS AGO 
DILLINGHAM CHURCH 

There were five people in attendance 
at the Dillingham Presbyterian Church 
on June 16th who had worshipped there 
as long ago as 1918. At that time the 
congregation was known as the "Cove- 
nanter's Presbyterian Church." 

One of these was Rev. R. E. McClure, 
D.D., recently retired as Executive Sec- 
retary of Asheville Presbytery. He 
preached from the same text which he 
used during that summer fifty years ago, 
I Corinthians 13:13. 

As a rising senior at Davidson College, 
he had been engaged by Rev. W. W. 
Glass, D.D., Executive Secretary of the 
General Assembly's Committee on Pub- 
lication and Sabbath School Work, and 
assigned to work under Rev. R. P. 
Smith, D.D., Superintendent of Home 
Missions of the Presbytery. 

Dr. Smith sent him to Dillingham 
with Rev. W. S. Hutchinson, pastor at 
Mills River and also stated supply at 
Covenanter's. Mr. Hutchinson preached 
on June 2nd and then returned to Mills 
River, with instruction to conduct serv- 
ices at Covenanter's "and do whatever 
else he found to do" for the rest of the 
summer. 

At the service on June 16th, and who 
were also members of the congiegation 
fifty years ago, in 1918, were Mrs. B. H. 
Dillingham, Mrs. Council Dillingham, 
Mrs. Reynolds Dillingham and Mr. 
Glenn Dillingham. 

Rev. Dan E. Carlton has been pastor 
at Dillingham since 1957. The field 
also includes the Ivy Park Presbyterian 
Church, between Barnardsville and 
Weaverville, organized in 1926. 




xr^~Ar-- 3^. 














The Presbyterian Student Center at the University of Western North Carolina 
IS being supported by funds from the Campus Christian Life Committee of the Synod 
of Appalachia and the Church Extension Committee of Asheville Presbytery. 



Watch This Column 

Tlie (Central Treasurer of Benevolences 
for Asheville Presbytery reports for 
period indicated lielow: 

January I — June 7 

BUDGETED 

Received for distribution to 
all Benevolent Causes 

Undesignated: -.._ $70,976.05 

Received for distribution to 
Special Benevolent Causes 
Designated: 

World Missions 13,106.10 

Church Extension 2,451.21 

Presbyterian Home ____ 5,511.54 
Other 2,453.35 

NON-BUDGETED 

Received for distribution to 

Easter Offering 2,566.45 

Other Special Causes .„.. 1,980.07 

Total Receipts $99,044.77 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



June, 1968 



HAZELWOOD CHURCH 
CHORAL MUSIC PROGRAM 




The Adult Choir 



Opportunities for serving the Lord 
through the use of musical talent 
abound at the Hazelwood Presbyterian 
Church. Presently, in the music depart- 
ment, there are three choral groups 
available for those wlio desire to serve 
in this way. 

The Adult choir, consisting of fifteen 
members, sings regularly at the Sunday 
morning and evening worship services. 
A men's quartet is a part of this group. 
During the recent evangelistic services 
held at the Canton Church, special mu- 
sic on Wednesday evening was provided 
by this group from the Hazelwood 
Church. 

The Junior choir consists of young- 
sters age four through twelve. At pres- 
ent, this group of some twenty to twenty- 
five youngsters sings every third Sunday 
and pi'actices each Satiuxlay afternoon. 




"The New Creations", a youth choir 
composed of twenty-five Junior High 
and Senior High young people com- 
pletes the span of choral groups. This 
choir grew out of last fall's retreat at 




The J 



e Junior 



Choi 



The Youth Choir 

Montreat and the plan has been especial- 
ly blessed of the Lord. After some seven 
months of practice and preparation, 
"The New Creations" presented three 
programs — one locally, one at the 
First Methodist Church in Weaverville, 
and one at Washington College Acad- 
emy in Tennessee. 

Plans and preparation are now being 
made to enlarge the outreach of this 
group. "The New Creations" are pres- 
ently available for a limited number of 
appearances within driving distance of 
Waynesville. Inquiries may be addressed 
to Samuel S. Smith or the Rev. Robert 
R. Davis in care of the church. Oh 
yes! The name? "If any man be in 
Christ Jesus, he is a new creature." 

THE COLOR FILMSTRIP 
"ALL ONE BODY" 

The date is approaching, July 15, 
when the participating churches must 
mail the eighteen, (18) , 35mm trans- 
parencies to Chicago to obtain a copy of 
the color filmstrip entitled "All One 
Body" to be used during the Steward- 
ship Season, October and November. A 
check for .f 15.00 must be sent with the 
transparencies. Asheville Presbytery is 
participating in the production at a cost 
of .150.00. Each church in the presby- 
tery is encouraged to participate. Addi- 
tional information can be secured by 
calling the office of the executive secre- 
tary. 



SATURDAY NIGHT 
PRAYER TIME 

Let Us Pray: 

'If my people, which are called b) 
my name, shall humble themselves, and 
pray, and seek my face, and turn from 
their wicked ways; then will I hear from 
heaven, and forgive their sin, and will 
heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14. 

Saturday night, 9:00 o'clock, has beer 
designated by the Presbytery of Ashe 
ville as our Prayer Time. 

CHURCH EXTENSION 
PASTORS AND CHURCHES 

Thirteen of the thirty-seven churche: 
in Asheville Presbytery are receiving spe 
cial benefits from the benevolent func 
of the Presbytery by way of the Churd 
Extension Committee. (Read the articlt 
on page 5) . 

Listed below are the names of th( 
churches and pastors: 

Andrews — Hayesville. Pastor: the Rev 
Calvin S. Rice. 

Bethel, Cherokee county. Stated Sup 
ply: the Rev. Robert Crumpler. 

Bethel, Haywood county and Brittain 
Cove. Pastor: the Rev. J. Douglas Heck 

Cullowhee. Stated Supply: the Rev 
Stanley L. Bennett. 

Dillingham — Ivy Park. Pastor: thi 
Rev. Daniel Carlton. 

Etowah — Pastor, the Rev. George F 
Ganey. 

Friendship. Without a pastor. Serve( 
by Occasional Supply. 

Lakey Gap — Stated Supply: the Re\ 
W. C. Solomon. 

Morrison — Stated Supply: the Rev 
W. Ted Smith, Jr. 

Trinity — Pastor: the Rev. Hugh L\ 
Eichelberger, Jr. 

1 

THE GOSPEL IN 
CONFLICT TODAY 

The First Presbyterian Church o 
Hendersonville, North Carolina heartil 
invites you and members of all denom 
nations to hear Dr. J. I. Packer, M.A 
Ph.D., Oxford. England, July 21-2^ 
1968. 

Dr. Packer will speak Sunday at 11:0 
a.m. and at 7:30 p.m. The mornin 
services on Monday through Wednesda 
will begin at 10:00 o'clock and the ev( 
ning services at 7:30 o'clock. 

Dr. James I. Packer was born i, 
Gloucestershire, England, on July 2'.^ 
1926. He received his education at 0:i 
ford University (B.A., First class Classi( 
and Theology, 1948; M.A. and D. Phil 
1954). Ordained in 1952, he served ; 
assistant minister at St. John's Churc 
of England, Harborne, Birmingham, u) 
til 1954. From 1955 to 1961, was Senic 
Tutor at Tyndale Hall, an Aglica 
seminary in Bristol. He is now Wardejj 
of Latimer House, an Anglican evangel, 
cal study center. With him will be h 
wife and three children. 



ine, 1968 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Five 



PRES^VTERMN HOME NEU75 

by (The Superinlendenl 

New Staff Members 

We welcome to our staff, Mr. and Mrs. 
. A. Ball. Mr. will be our maintenance 
an and farm manager. Mrs. Ball will 
; the housemother for the larger girls 
id relief kitchen supervisor. The Balls 
)me to us from Western Carolina Col- 
ge where they spent eleven years of 
ork. We welcome them to our Home 
I work with the children and we are 
ire that they will be happy as they un- 
;rtake their work. 

Vacation Time 

Our vacation period begins the 21st 
' June and runs to the 6th of July. We 
ould like to thank our many friends 
ho took our children into their home 
iring this time. Friends like you 
ake it possible for a number of our 
lildren to have a summer vacation, 
fter the children return, we will be 
isy canning and freezing tilings from 
le garden. 

Basebai.l Team 

The little league baseball season 
IS started and the boys won their first 
ime. We have a good number of 
ning boys on the team this year, so 
e don't know what the season will 
;. All of the boys are anxious to keep 
inning, so maybe we will do much 
^'tter as tlie season rolls along. 

Friends of the Home 

Circle six of the First Church Ashe- 
lle met with us in June for their meet- 
ig. After the meeting the group met 
1 the dining room for strawberry short 
ike and coffee. Mrs. Douglas Kouns is 
lairman of this circle. 

Summer Director 

Mr. Phil Ramsey of Montreat has 
een hired by the Black Mountain 
hurch to direct our activities for the 
3ung people during^ the summer. Mr. 
lid Mrs. Ramsey have been working 
ard to give the young people a pro- 
ram that will benefit them in their 
ihristian work all during the year. Mrs. 
Lamsey is the former Sue Myers of the 
lome. The children and staff appreci- 
te the fine work the Ramseys are do- 



Goon Reports 

School was out June sixth and most 
1 our children made very good on their 
epon cards. Clifford Barnette and 
ohnny Guthrie were the only graduates 
liis year. One record that we are very 
noud of is that thirty of our children 



had perfect attendance for the school 
year and six more only missed one day. 
This is a record that we will strive to 
break next year. 

JULY BIRTHDAYS 

27 — James Adams — 16 
29— Donna Waddell— 9 
30 — Elizabeth Edwards — 13 
31 — Joel Thomas — 10 



CHURCH EXTENSION REPORT 
TO SYNOD 

The Rev. Leroy V. Secrest, Presby- 
tery's Committee on Church Extension, 
presented the following report to the 
Synod of Appalachia: 

Thirteen of the thirty-seven churches 
in the Presbytery of Asheville are receiv- 
ing aid on pastors' salaries through the 
Church Extension Committee. These 
churches are served liy ten ordained 
ministers, six installed pastors and four 
stated supplies. There are three fields, 
two churches each, served by three in- 
stalled pastors. Two churches are served 
by stated stipplies who are installed pas- 
tors of self-supporting churches. One 
stated supply serves a church and is a 
student minister in a State University. 
Three installed pastors serve one church 
each; and one stated supply serves a 
church and is available for evangelistic 
work in other churches. 

The minimum basic salary for the in- 
stalled pastor was raised from .1^5,100 
paid in 1967 to .'i>5,700 in 1968, and the 
plan is to reach the goal of .'$6,000 for 
1969. Other benefits such as a car al- 
lowance, manse and utilities, full An- 
nuity payments, and Group Life and 
Major Medical Benefits are provided. 
The car allowance is based on the need 
for the field from .ffSOO to $1,000. 

During this past year, two of the three 
fields with two churches each, were es- 
tablished; and two stated supplies, who 
are installed pastors of self-supporting 
churches, were secured. 

At the end of 1967, the aid-receiving 
churches reported a gain of 27 on pro- 
fession of faith, 60 by certificate or re- 
affirmation of faith, totaling 87 gains. 
There were 55 losses, for a net gain of 
32. There are 814 communicants in the 
13 aid-receiving churches. 

The Etowah church building and 
manse were dedicated, free of debt, in 
October of 1967. The Bethel Church, 
Haywood County, will be dedicated free 
of debt in August of 1968. The Andrews 
congregation has authorized the build- 
ing of a manse in 1968 at an estimated 
cost of $25,000. This does not include 
the cost of the lot. The Trinity congre- 
gation has approved a Master Plan for 



the construction of a building, estimated 
cost of .PSO.OOO. A building fund cam- 
paign is now in progress. The Church 
Extension Committee has purchased a 
building site, eight acres plus, which will 
be made available to the Trinity con- 
gregation when actual construction is be- 
guri. 

Four and one-half acres in the Wood- 
land Hills area, situated between Ashe- 
ville and Weaverville, has been pur- 
chased by the Church Extension Com- 
mittee for a church building site. 

The church at Cullowhee, organized 
in 1966, is making some progress. Just 
as soon as the indebtedness of $40,000 
for the church site can be substantially 
decieased, plans for a church building 
will be developed. 

The Church Extension Committee has 
authorized a restudy of the entire work 
in Asheville Presbytery. The aid of the 
Parish Ministry Division of the Board 
of National Ministries will be requested. 



CHURCH EXTENSION 
SALLY CAMPBELL COTTAGE 

The Church Extension Committee of 
the Presbytery is offering the pastors of 
our thirteen (13) aid- receiving churches 
a conference bonus to enable them to 
attend with their families the confer- 
ence, sponsored by the Board of Nation- 
al Ministries, to be held at Montreat, 
August 1-8. 

The first Church, Asheville, is offer- 
ing the pastors and their families the 
use of the Sally Campbell Cottage. 
Those desiring to use the cottage for 
this particular week are requested to 
contact W. G. Thomas, 14i/2 Church 
Street, Asheville, telephone 252-3061. 



SYNOD OF APPALACHIA 
NEW APPOINTMENTS 

During the meeting of the Synod of 
Appalachia, held at the First Church, 
Knoxville, Tennessee, May 21 and 22, 
the following new appointments were 
made to fill either new terms or un- 
expired terms. The unexpired terms 
were created by resignations or removal 
from the bounds of Synod: L. Nelson 
Bell, Montreat, member of the Board of 
Trustees of King College; Thomas H. 
Lamb, Oak Forest, chairman of Synod's 
Council; R. Lynn Crawley, Westminster, 
member of the Church Extension Com- 
mittee; Miss Martha Payne, Grace Cov- 
enant, member of the Christian Edu- 
cation Committee; J. Douglas Heck, 
Bethel H and Brittains Cove, member 
of Synod's Council; Leroy V. Secrest, 
First Church, Asheville, member of the 
Record of Presbyteries; R. E. McClure, 
Publicity Clerk; and Gale D. Lammey, 
Oak Forest, Temporary Clerk. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



June. 1968 



memorial ^tfts 

The Presbyterian Home for Children 
Black Mountain, N. C. 



Beverage, Mr. Joseph H., CIanton — Mr. & Mrs. 
J. Edwin Justice, Canton. 

Blue, Mrs. A. MacNeill, Carthage, N. C. — 
Mrs. L. R. Beam & Family, Asheville. 

BowEN. Mrs. O. T., ^VEAVERV1LLE — Circle No. 
S of The Presbyterian Church, Mr. k Mrs. 
E. L. Curtis, Mr. 8: Mrs. F. P. Ray & Family, 
Mr. & Mrs. E. R. Rice & Esta Lou, Members 
of Women's Bible Class of The Presbyterian 
Church, Women of The Presbyterian Church, 
Circle No. 1 of The Presbyterian Church, 
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Teague, Mr. & Mrs. Ben 
H. Evans, Mr. John Fisher, Mr. Prescott Fish- 
er, W^eaverville. Mr. & Mrs. Brandon Glas- 
gow and Ed, Asheville. 

Bravev, Mrs. Vesta, C:anton — Women of The 
Presbyterian Church, Canton. 

Brown, Mrs. J. S., Hindersonville — Mr. P 
Mrs. W. A. Franklin, Hendersonville. 

Carson, Mr. H. "Zeke", Weavervuxe — Women 
of The Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. 

Chandler, Mrs. Jonas, Walnut, N. C. — Dr. & 
Mrs. A. M. Ramsey, Marshall. 

Conrad, Mr. E. C, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. J. 
A. Anderson, Mrs. H. Maxcy Smith, Ashe- 
ville. 

Fancher, Mrs. Alice, Dunedin, Fla. — Mrs. Mil- 
lie Sampson, .Sebring, Fla. Mrs. C. N. Allen, 
Hazelwood. 

Ford, Ethel Horion, Ogdensburg, N. Y. — Mrs. 
Harry F. Rolston, Hendersonville. 

Fox, Mrs. Fannie M., Asheville — Mrs. Eric 
R. Hall, Asheville. 

Gaston, Mr. C. P., Warrenton, N. C. — Mrs. 
Lucille T. Pace, Asheville. 

Harrls, Mrs. J. Monroe, Norfolk, Va. — Miss 
Saida Howell, Miss Katie Howell, Miss Hamil- 
ton McDowell, Asheville. 

Hart, Mr. Tavie Harold, Pis(;ah Forest — 
Mrs. Fay K. V\'ise, Hendersonville. Laura 
and John F. Rhotlcs, Jr., New Bern, N. C. 
Mr. S; Mrs. Jay C. Albertson, Pisgah Forest. 
Dr. & Mrs. Charles I.. Newland, Mrs. Hinton 
McLeod, Brevard. 

HENSLE^, Mrs. Helen, Swannanoa — Mrs. 
George Young, Ladies Bible Class of First 
Church, Mrs. Bess Whitson Rayne, Mr. 
Charles Whitson, Mr. E. M. Vaught, Mrs. 
Clara Snyder, Mr. & Mrs. Frank L. Huggins, 
Sr., Mr. & Mis. W. S. Ward, Mr. &'Mrs. 
H. \V. Hipp, Ml. c*<: Mrs. 01i\er Penland, 
.Swannanoa. Mr. & Mrs. Forrest B. Austin, 
Mr. & Mrs. A. F. 1 yson, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. 
Archie Wolf, Jessie and Johnny Rice, Mr. & 
Mrs. William J. Brigman, Jr., Knight's Phar- 
macy, Black Mountain Chammar School 
Teachers, Mr. & Mrs. W. L. Wheclon, Mrs. 
W. H. Berner, Mr. & Mrs. Philip Rosen, Fran, 
Leon and Dottie Williams, Mr. S; Mrs. Gray 
Stephens, Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Eckles HI, 
Black Mountain. Mrs. Dorothy Cooley, Mr. & 
Mrs. John Yermack, Asheville. 



HiGDON, Mrs. Laura, S^lva — Mrs. E. C. 
Stephenson, Swannanoa. Women of the Pres- 
byterian Church, Sylva. 

HoFFME^ER, Mr. One, Franklin — Mr. & Mrs. 
J. A. Riddle, Circle §\ of The Franklin 
Church, Franklin. 

Hurst, Pec. Ronald, Black Mountain — Board 
of Trustees of The Presliyterian Home, Mr. 
& Mrs. Donald C. McKenzie & Family, Mrs. 
O. M. Davis, Women of the Black Mountain 
Presbyterian Church, Black Mountain. 

HvDER, Mr. David, Hendersonville — Circle ff9 
of the First Church, Hendersonville. 

HvDER, Mrs. C. D., Hickory, N. C. — The Pres- 
byterian Church, Bryson City. 

Jenkins, Mr. Weldon, Asheville — Women of 
The Kenilworth Church, Asheville. 

Kite, Mr. Dan, McLawk, Tenn. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Tate Barlow, Canton. 

Leach, Mrs. Wade, Hanover, Ma.ss. — Betty and 
Sam Alexander, Swannanoa. 

Luce, Mrs. Emily, Mobile, Ala. — Southern 
Cemetery Association, Asheville. 

MacFadyen, Mrs. Henry, Greensbobo — Mr. it- 
Mrs. J. A. Prevost, Hazelwood. 

Mari'le, Mrs. Maude, Columbia, S. C. — The 
Choir of Grace Covenant Church, Asheville. 

Martin, Mr. W. T., Bryson City — The Pres- 
byterian Church, Bryson City. 

Massagee, Mr. B. B., Hendersonville — Mrs. 
Walter O. Allen, Hendersonville. 

MATRO.S, Dr. Nathaniel H., Asheville — The 
Mark Sumner Family, Asheville. 

McMurra's, Mrs. Elizabeth, Hendersonville — 
Circle §9 of First Church, Hendersonville. 

Mitchell, Mrs. Marie Brown, Asheville — Mrs. 
W. F. Swift, Sr., Waynesville. 

Moritson, Mrs. Carol, Orde, Nebraska — Mr. & 
Mrs. Horace T. Nolen & Family, Mr. & Mrs. 
Frank B. Duncan, Franklin. 

Mull, Mrs. Lula G., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Ansel Smith & Family, Mr. John Fisher, Mr. 
G. P. Fisher, Mr. & Mrs. J.'S. Kendall, Miss 
Margaret Pickens, Women of The Presby- 
terian Church, Mr. & Mrs. F. P. Ray & 
Family, Men's Bible Class of The Presbyterian 
Church, Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Brank, Chip and 
Scott, \Yeaverville. Mr. & Mrs. J. P. Brown, 
Mrs. C. E. Gordon, Mrs. Grace G. Maness, 
Mr. & Mrs. Clifford Holmes, Mr. S; Mrs. 
Robert E. McDarris, Asheville. 

Nichols, Mr. Charles — Mr. & Mrs. W. S. Ward, 
Swannanoa. 

Odom, Mrs. Lillian S. — Mr. & Mrs. Glenn W. 
Galloway, Brevard. 

OwENSBV, Mr. C. L., Swannanoa — Women of 
the Black Mountain Presbyterian Church. 

Page, Mrs. Charles, Chappaqua, N. Y. — Miss 
Emma Sample, Miss Anne Sample, Hender- 
sonville. 

Robinson, Mr. James B., Asheville — Mrs. \V. B. 
Burgin, Asheville. 

Robinson, Mr. M. C, Asheville — Mrs. Robert 
Felkel, Mr. & Mrs. C. L. Robinson, Mr. & 
Mrs. Augustus R. Morris, Asheville. Mrs. 
Thomas Edward Patton, Charlotte, N. C. 

Shook, Mr. Ezra, Franklin — Mr. & Mrs. Frank 
Ferrell, Brevard. Mr. & Mrs. Stanley South- 
ard, Franklin. 



Memorial Gift for The Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 

Enclosed is $ In Memory Of 



name of deceased 



Who died. 



at 



place (post office) 



Send acknowledgement to_ 
Address 



correct name for mail, please 



complete address for mail, please 



Donor's Name- 



Donor's Address- 



Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, Tlie Presbyterian Home, 14j/2 Churcli Street, A,slieville, N. C. 

{Acknowledgement cards tvill if !?iailrd prcnnptly if sufficient inf ormation is given in hlanlis above) 



Simpson, Mrs. D. W., Hendersonville — Mr. & 

Mrs. Arthur Lanham, Atlanta, Ga. Mr. & 

Mrs. George F. Stowell, Mr. & Mrs. W. A 

Franklin, Mr. & Mrs. Alfred P. Goodwin 

Hendersonville. 
Slaughter, Mrs. Elizabeth — Mrs. Marlyn R 

Waag, Clearwater, Fla. 
Smith, Mr. Carl G., Johnson City, Tenn.— 

Mr. & Mrs. Harry A. Lytle, Mrs. C. E. Gor 

don, Mrs. Grace G. Maness, Asheville. Men'i 

Bible Class of the Presbyterian Church 

^Veaverville. 
Sollows, Mr. Clifford F., Asheville — Mr. 

Mrs. Stanley P. Capps, Asheville. 
Sowers, Mr. Dennis, Clinton, S. C. — Mildred 

y\rnold and Dorothy Miller, Mrs. Mary M 

Waters, Asheville. 
Squair, Mr. John A., Hendersonville — Mr. 8 

Mrs. James H. McDuffie, Hendersonville. 
Trock, Mrs. Anna, Miami, Fla.^ — ^Fairviev 

Home Demonstration Club, Hazelwood. 
Vaughn, Mr. W. C, Jr., Asheville — Mr5. C. E 

Gordon, Mrs. Grace G. Maness, Asheville. 
Whidden, Col. Frank M., Jacksonville, Fla.- 

Vernon & Leander Johnson, Hendersonville 
YiRRiNGTON, Mrs. Gladys, Hendersonville — Mr 

& Mrs. R. J. Nilis, Lila Ripley Barnwell Clas; 

of First Church, Circle #1 of First Church 

Hendersonville. Mrs. J. W. Milburn, Mont 

claim, N. J. 

SENIOR HIGH CONFERENCE 
COUNCIL INSTALLATION 



The Senior High Conference was hek 
June 6-10 at Camp Greystone, Tuxedo 
N. C. Tlie main theme oi; the confer 
ence was "Prejudice". To approacl 
this tlieme, films were reviewed and thei 
discussed by the conferees. 

A study of the Apostles' Creed was let 
by the Rev. Robert S. Busey, and th 
vespers services were directed by fou 
different men: the Rev. fohn C. Neville 
Jr., First Church, Hendersonville; Mi 
Phillij3 Ramsey, senior high adult ac 
visor, Black Mountain Church; and th 
Rev. Htigh L. Eichelberger, Jr., Trinit 
Church. 

On Sunday evening the members o 
the Asheville Presbytery Youth Counci 
for 1968-1969 were installed in a chal 
lenging and thought-jjiovoking service 
Ahead of them lies the large resjDonsibil 
ity of j^lanning anel carrying out th 
Presbytery's youth activities for the coir 
ing year. They will begin their year i) 
office by atteneling the Area Youth Leac 
ershij) School at NaCoMe Conferenc 
Grounels, Pleasantville, Tennessee, Jul 
8—14. 

BORCHERT 

From Page One 

Mrs. Borchert, formerly, Lois Aleen Wi 
son, was born in Pineville, Louisian; 
and lived her youth in Alexandria, Loi 
isiana, where she was a member of tl' 
First Presbyterian Church. She was se( 
retary for several years to the Directc 
of Christian Education of the Synod c 
Mississippi, Dr. R. M. McCehee. 

The Borcherts will assume the wor 
of the Rev. and Mrs. J. L. Jackson wh 
have served the Malvern ITills Churc 
for the.jxist eight yeai^S and will move t 
their new Iiome in I^lack Mountain, > 
C. Mr. Jackson iias been given the stati 
of Honorable Retirement by Ashevil! 
Presbytery, effective July 1, 1968. 




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SINCE 1910 



Our Mountain Work 

CHURCH EXTENSION • CHRISTIAN EDUCATION • THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN OF BLACK MOUNTAIN 
PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL • PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE. SYNOD OF APPALACHIA 



JUNE, 1968 

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■{'he Wliole Work Of The Whole Chuirli 

Promoted In Or Supported By 

Asheville Presbytery 

iihlislied Monthly At Wenvewille. N. C. By 
Asheville Presbytery, Office of 
Executive Secretary 

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^olume LVIII July. 1968 



No. 7 




Moderator T. G. Penland 

DEDICATION SERVICE 
ASHEVILLE, FIRST 

The Dedication Service tor Campbell 
lemorial Chapel and the new Chris- 
:in Education Building will be held 
11 Siinchty, Aiigirst 18, at the eleven 
(lock service. 

More on Page Five 



PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN U. S. 




The Reverend Benson Cain, formerly 
a member of East Alabama Presbytery, 
was received as a member of Asheville 
Presbytery, Jidy 9. His call from the 
Session of the First Presbyterian Church, 
Hendersonville, to serve as the Assistant 
Pastor was approved by Asheville Pres- 
bytery. 

Mr. Cain is a native of Montgomery, 
Alabama, and has served for the past 
fifteen years as a Missionary to Japan 
under tlie Board of World Missions of 
the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. 

He is a 19-11 graduate of Sidney Lanier 
High School in Montgomery. During 
World War II he served in the Navy 
for two years and spent most of his 
time in the Pacific Theater. From 1946- 
19 he attended Presbyterian College in 
(Clinton, South Carolina, and was gradu- 
ated, receiving his B. A. degree in 1950. 
He is a member of Blue Key Honorary 
Fraternity anil of Kappa Alpha Social 
Fraternity. 

Mr. Cain attended Columbia Theo- 
logical Seminary in Decatur, Georgia, 
from 1949-52 and received the B.D. de- 
giee cunt Initde. He was active in mis- 
More on Page Three 



WHAT PRESBYTERY DID 

JULY 9, 1968 

Asheville Presbytery met at the First 
Cliurch, Hendersonville, the Rev. John 
C. Neville, Jr., host pastor, Tuesday, 
July 9, 1968. 

Heard an inspiring sermon by the 
Rev. Marion A. Boggs at the request of 
the retiring moderator, Thomas H. 
Lamb. 

Engaged in a .season of prayer for our 
missionaries and offered special prayers 
for the sick and shut-ins. Elected by 
acclamation Riding Elder Thomas G. 
Penland, Ivy Park Church, to serve as 
the moderator until the January meet- 
ing, 1969. 

Received two ministers, examined for 
ordination a candidate, received a can- 
didate for the gospel ministry; and pre- 
sented an honorable retirement certifi- 
cate to a minister: 

The Rev. Harold Borchert was re- 
ceived and a commission was appointed 
to conduct the installation service at the 
Malvern Hills Church, Sunday night, 
July 28, 7:30 o'clock. Members of the 

More on Page Six 



49C 



3 H XVtK T«crai|D 



The Presbyterian Home For Cheldren 
Of Black Mountain, N. C Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage. Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 

G. Thomas, Treasurer Don C. McKenzie. Superintendent 

jrch street, asheville, n. c. r.f.d. t, black mountain, n, c, 

. Asheville 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa, 686-3666 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



July. 196( 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 
Phesbytery of Asheville 
Synod of Appalachia 
1966-1967 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. Grace Stamey, Box 
294, Waynesville, N. C. 28786 

VICE-PRESIDENT— Mrs. S. S. Cooley, 
P. O. Box 745, Black Mountain, N. 
C. 28711 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
Guy White, Kanawha Drive, Mon- 
treal, N. C. 28757 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. Darwin Jordan, Box 104, 
Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 

TREASURER— Mrs. Hugh Lamb, P. O. 
Box 15, Asheville, N. C. 28802 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. Mark Sumner, 38 
Faircrest Road, Asheville, N. C. 
28804 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor — Mrs. M. L. Williams, (See 
above) 

MEN OF THE CHURCH 

PRESIDENT — T. Kendall O'Barr, 
Westminster Church, 27 Bull Moun- 
tain Road, Asheville, N. C. 28805. 

FIRST V.P. Jack Ward, Arden 

Church, 206 Linden Street, Arden, N. 
C. 28704 

SECOND V.P. — M. R. Whisenhunt, 
Hazelwood Church, Drawer 599, 
Waynesville, N. C. 28786 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Louis B. 
Joyner, Swannanoa Church, 140 East- 
wood Ave., Swannanoa, N. C. 28778 

FIRST DIVISION CHAIRMAN— Thom- 
as A. McGuire, Franklin Church, Hill- 
crest Circle, Franklin, N. C. 28734 

SECOND DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
L. H. Parmele, First Church, Hender- 
sonville, Ridgecrest Drive, Hender- 
sonville, N. C. 28739 

THIRD DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
Frank P. Scott, West Asheville 
Church, 62 Westwood Ave., Asheville, 
N. C. 28806 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 

MODERATOR Susan Rodda, Andrews 

Church 

VICE-MODERATOR — James Hender- 
son, Westminster Church 

STATED CLERK — Alma Evans, West- 
minster Church 

REGISTRAR — Mike Claxton, Bryson 
City Church 

HISTORIAN 
Asheville 



James Harrison, West 



TREASURER — Lee Nichols, Andrews 
Church 

DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Nann Boggs, 
Grace Covenant; Susan Krause, Mal- 
vern Hills Church; Jessica McCoIlum; 
Mike Begley, Black Mountain Church; 
Dearing Gardner, First Church, Ashe- 
ville; and Richard Harrison, West 
Asheville. 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. J. 
Douglas Heck, The Rev. Robert S. 
Busey, Miss Geraldine Rustin, First, 
HendersoTiville. 



CHRISTIAN STEWARDSHIP GROUP MEETINGS 

Presbytery's Council will sponsor seven Christian Stewardship meetings to 
be held within the bounds of Asheville Presbytery during the month of Sep- 
tember. 

Listed below are the dates, time, and places of the area meetings. Repre- 
sentatives from the various churches are encouraged to attend the meeting being 
held within the specified grouping. If such is impossible, attend the meeting 
of your choice and convenience. The program for all meetings will be an- 
nounced at an early date. Pastors, ruling elders, deacons and members with 
assigned responsibilities in promoting the Stewardship Program in the local 
church are encouraged and invited to attend. Mark the date on your calendar. 

GROUP 1 — Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., September 4 — Andrews 

Andrews, Bethel (C) , Bryson City, Hayesville and Murphy 

GROUP II — Thursday, 6:30 p.m., September 5 — Sylva 

Cullowhee, Franklin, Hazelwood, Highlands, Morrison, Sylva 
and Waynesville 

GROUP III— Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., September \0—Oak Forest 

Bethel (H) , Canton, Malvern Hills, Oak Forest and Wes 

Asheville 
GROUP IV — Thursday, 6:30 p.m., September 12 — Hendersonville 

Arden, Brevard, Etowah, Hendersonville, Mills River and 

Trinity 
GROUP V — Monday, 6:30 p.m., September 16 — Black Mountaiji 

Black Mountain, Friendship, Lakey ' Gap, Montreal, Riceville 

and Swannanoa. 

GROUP VI — Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., September 17 — Westminster 

Asheville First, Grace Covenant, Kenilworth and Westminster 

GROUP VII— Friday, 6:30 p.m., Septeinber 2.0—Weaverville 

Brittains Cove, Dillingham, Ivy Park and Weaverville 



THE ASKINGS BUDGET FOR 1969 

Basic Operation Challenge 

Budget Program 

ASSEMBLY CAUSES 

Central Treasurer $ 90,666.00 $ 9,066.00 

Total Budget & Challenge $ 90,666.00 $ 9,066.00 

SYNOD CAUSES 

King College 21,006.00 2,100.00 

Union Seminary and 

Louisville Seminary 3,757.00 376.00 

Christian Education 7,882.00 788.00 

Church Extension 337.00 34.00 

Total Budget & Challenge $ 32,982.00 $ 3,298.00 

PRESBYTERY CAUSES 

Presbyterian Home 53,858.00 5,385.00 

Church Extension 49,475.00 4,947.00 

Christian Education 14,793.00 1,479.00 

Office of Executive Sec 20,976.00 2,097.00 

Montreat-Anderson College 14,015.00 1,401.00 

Davidson College 2,152.00 215.00 

N. C. Council of Churches 233.00 23.00 

Total Budget & Challenge $155,502.00 $15,547.00 

GRAND TOTAL $279,150.00 $27,911.00 



Total Budget 
+ Challenge! 

$ 99,732.00. 
$ 99,732.0(1 



23,106.0( 

4,133.0( 
8,670.00 

371.00 

, 

$ 36,280.00 



59,243.00 
54,422.001 
16,272.00, 
23,073.00 
15,416.00 
2,367.00 
256.00 

$171,049.00 
$307,061.00 



RECOMMENDATIONS FROM PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 

That Presbytery adopt a Benevolence Asking Budget for 1969 of $307,061.00 
which consists of two elements — a basic budget of operation of $279,150.00 
and a challenge program of $27,911.00. 

The Basic Budget of oj^eration consists of Presbytery's proportionate 
share for Assembly's causes, according to the recommendation of Synod 
$90,666.66 and the Synod's askings of $32,982.00, as well as the askings 
of Presbytery's agencies and related agencies of $155,502.00. The basic 
budget of operation is based on the 1967 actual receipts plus 7.6%. 
The challenge program consists of a ten percent increase of Presbytery's 
proportionate share for Assembly causes, ,S9,066.00; Synod's causes,! 
$3,298.()(); tlic Picsbytery's causes, $15,547.00. 
It is understood that the basic operation budget for 1969 for Assembly, 
Synod and Presbytery causes must be met in full before any funds can 
be allocated to the (hallcngc program. 



[uly, 1968 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



That the Stewardship Emphasis Season in 1968 begin October 13 and 
continue through November 17, with November 10 clesignated as Dedica- 
tion Sunday for the Every Member Canvass. 

That churclies be urged to make full use of year-round stewardship educa- 
tional materials as well as the 1968 theme materials, "Giving Supports 
Mission." 

That Presbytery request all pastors, riding elders, deacons, and the church 
members assigned special responsibiliites in the promotion of the Steward- 
ship Program in the local church to attend at least one of the seven area 
group meetings, sponsored by Presbytery's Council, to be conducted during 
the month of September. 

That the Sessions which have not appointed a director for the 1968 Every 
Member Canvass to do so at the earliest possible date and to furnish name 
and address to the Office of the Executive Secretary. 

That the local chinch, in building the benevolent budget for 1969, be urged 
to follow the formula of 1967 actual receipts plus 7.6%, particularly for the 
benevolent gifts. 

That Churches recognize that a supplemental offering is not an over-and- 
above offering, but an offering to complete the basic budget needs for the 
cause for which it is recommended, and that supplemental offerings for the 
following agencies be approved for 1968-69. 

(a) World Missions and Church Extension (70%-30% respectively) 

(b) Christian Education 

(c) Annuities and Relief for use in Ministerial Relief 

(d) Presbyterian Home for Children 

That a special offering over-and-above the work regularly budgeted for the 
Board of World Missions be aj^proved for the Department of Overseas Relief 
and Inter-Church Aid and that it be received on Easter, April 6, 1969. 
That a special offering be approved for the alleviation of hunger in the 
world, to be received on A\^orId-wide Communion Sunday, October 6, 1968, 
to be administered by the Board of World Missions, Department of Over- 
seas Relief and Inter-Church Aid. 

(New — Approved for the first time by tiie 1968 Assembly) 
That the attention of the chuiches be called to the action of the 1968 
Assembly lecjuesting the observance of Reformation Sunday, October 27, 
1968, as a day of fasting and prayer "to beseech God for an outpouring of 
the Holy Spirit in our churches, slate and nation". 

That tlie adjustment of all salaries being paid indirectly from the benevo- 
lent funds of Presbytery be referred respectively to the Board of Trustees 
of the Presbyterian Home, the Church Extension Committee, and the Com- 
mittee on the Office of tlie Executive Secretary. 

That Presbytery approve a Ca]jital Fund Campaign to be conducted during 
the fall of 1968 and the early spring of 1969 for a'goal of at least $85,000.06, 
to be used in the develo])ment of a Christian Education Center at Pres- 
bytery's camp site, located off of Garren Creek Road, Fairview, North 
Carolina; and that information concerning the campaign be made avail- 
able to the churches as early as possible, and that the campaign be launched 
during the fall meeting of Presbytery, October 8. 
That the assessment for Presbytery for the year 1969 be set at sixty-six cents 

(66c) per member based on the membership reported at the end of 1968. 

(Note: Four cents increase is for the Assembly and four cents increase is for 
the Synod.) 

That local churches be urged to close their books for the year as of 
December 3 1st; that local chinch treasurers make regular monthly remit- 
tances toward their annual benevolence accejitance as soon as possible after 
the last Sunday of each month, so that Presbytery's Central Treasurer can 
make the remittance to the Assembly's Central Treasurer of Benevolences in 
ample time to be received by iJie tenth (10th) day of eacli month. 
That the session of the local church be instructed to notify by December 15, 
1968, the Central Treasiner, W. G. Thomas, of the jjercentage basis for 
benevolence contributions during 1969 or the definite amount the church 
expects to give during the new year. (Tliis is necessary in order for the 
Council to present to the January meeting of Presbytery a Distribution Bud- 
get for Benex'oloice in 1969.) 

That Presbytery commend to the churclies the stewardsliip ministry of the 
Paul Warren fe Associates Foundation for the promotion and development 
of Christian steivardshi]) so that higher giAing standards may be attained 
by the church members, and that the Lord's work may be advanced. 
That Presbytery, by a standing vote, express appreciation to the pastors, 
officers, and members of the (ongregalion of tlie First Presbyterian Church, 

More on Paf^e Four 




Mr. Manford H. Saunders, Jr., a mem- 
ber of the Montreal Presbyterian 
Church, has been received by Asheville 
Presbytery as a Candidate for the Minis- 
try of the Word. 

He is the son of the Rev. and Mrs. 
Manford H. Saunders, Sr., Burlington, 
N. C. His father, now pastor of the 
Westview Church, Burlington, was form- 
erly a member of Asheville Presbytery. 

Manford, Jr., attended Asheville 
Country Day School, 1964-1967 and is 
now a student at Springfield College, 
Mass. in the class of 1971. 



BENSON CAIN 

sionary emphasis on campus and ap- 
jDlied to the Board of World Missions, 
Presbyterian Church, U. S. for appoint- 
ment to Japan. 

He was ordained as the first full-time 
pastor of the Millbrook Presbyterian 
Church in Millbrook, Alabama, where 
he served one year. He has continued 
as a member of East Alabama Presby- 
tery. 

Mr. Cain's missionary experiences in- 
clude preaching in rural and urban 
churches, as well as pioneer missionary 
work in establisliment of new churches 
in unchurched areas. He served for one 
year as teacher of Greek at the Shikoku 
Christian College. For the past seven 
years, Mr. Cain has served as professor 
of Greek and New Testament at the 
Kobe Reformed Theological Seminary, 
and has worked closely with the Japan 
Reformed Church as a cooperating mis- 
sionary. 

During furlough in 1958-59 Mr. Cain 
received his Master of Theology Degree 
from Columbia Theological Seminary, 
and in 1961-66 he completed his resi- 
dency work on the Doctor of Theology 
degree at New Orleans Baptist Theo- 
logical Seminary. 

Mrs. Cain is the former Coline Gunn 
of Gainesville, Florida. The Cains have 
four boys and one girl. 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



July. 1968 



RECOMMENDATIONS FROM PRESBYTERY 

From Page 3 

Asheville, lor pio\ idini; ilic space and utilities to sei\e as the office of Ashe- 
ville Presbytery. 
• That the Presbytery tomiiuic tlie current policy of apportioning two-thirds 
of Synod's share for seminaries to Union Theological Seminary and one-third 
to Louisville Theological Seminary. 



THE TASK OF CHRISTIAN 
TEACHING 

The Task Of The Christian Teaching 
was the theme of a special message de- 
livered by the Rev. B. Hoyt Evans, 
chairman of Presbytery's Christian Edu- 
cation Committee, durino a recent 
meeting of the Executive Committee 
and the members of the five Councils. 
It is a timely message and can be used 
for a discussion period dining the 
^Vorkers' Conference. 

To attempt to describe and define 
the task of Christian teaching is cer- 
tainly an ambitious undertaking. The 
subject will sinely not be exhausted in 
this ])aper. There are, however, some 
\'ery basic ideas which every Christian 
minister, every Christian teacher, and 
for that matter every Christian should 
have clearly in mind. 

A debate has raged for years among 
educators, and it continues to rage as to 
whether the teacher teaches subject mat- 
ter or students. At a recent faculty 
convocation in a Church College one 
of the instructors asked: "Do 1 teach 
English or do I teach students?" We 
suspect he had better be doing some of 
both. We have seen some of the results 
of teaching students without regard to 
subject matter ... a pathetic mixture of 
ignorance and ineptness. We have seen 
a Marine recruit discharged as an un- 
desirable because of his inability to 
read beyond the second grade level even 
though he had completed eight grades. 
On the other hand, it is a poor teacher 
who does not regard the students as 
persons rather than blank records on 
which to inscribe some information. 
This same debate has found its way into 
Christian education. Do wc lead oiu" 
students to have a spiritual, emotional 
experience, or do we teach ilicm the 
facts of the Bible which is an inlellec- 
tual activity? 

Perhaps at this point wc liad better 
recognize the fact that Cluistian teach- 
ing is different from some other kinds 
of teaching. In the teaching of spelling, 
for instance, we teach spelling to per- 
sons. We are trying to develop a skill, 
an ability, a knowledge in the students. 
TeacJiing Christianity is different in a 
very important respect. In Christian 
teacliing we are trying to conniumicate 
to people a vital, personal knowledge of 
Ckxl through faith in Jesus Christ. This 
is tlie task of Christian teaching. Spell- 
ing is important, but it is not ]K'rsonal 
oi vital. God is botli. In Christian 
teacliing wc are tiying to establish a 
rclalionship or to improve a relation- 



ship between persons . . . between God 
anci people. Jesus said: "And this is 
life eternal, that they might know thee, 
the only true God, and Jesus Christ 
whom thou hast sent." John 17:3. 

Some have supposed that because 
the relationship between God and 
people is a personal and somewhat 
mystical relationship that facts can be 
ignored. In effect they say, "Never mind 
the facts. Let us have a personal ex- 
perience with God." A camp director 
luged his campers: "Don't study the 
Bible, but go sit on a stump and have 
an experience." This attempt to ignore 
facts in Christian teaching is not very 
realistic. It is like the teacher who said 
to the class, "If there are two eggs on 
the table and I lay another one there, 
how many will there be?" To which one 
sharp youngster replied, "I don't believe 
you can do it." A foundation truth of 
Christian faith is that God is known 
only as He makes Himself known. He 
has chosen to make Himself known most 
perfectly in His incarnate Son Jesus 
Christ. Notice we said. His incarnate 
Son. Jesus Christ lived among us as one 
of us. He was and is an historical per- 
son. His revealing, atoning work . . . 
work by which we know God . . . took 
place in history. It is in the realm of 
fact, and any consideration of Jesus 
must take the facts into account. The 
facts are recorded in Scriptiae, and 
Scripture is our only source of knowl- 
edge of Christ. Jesus said of the Old 
Testament Scriptures, "These are they 
that testify of me." If this was true of 
the Old Testament, how much more so 
is it true of the New Testament? 

Now, this is the picture: On one side 
we have the holy, righteous, almighty 
God. On the other side we have ignor- 
ant, sinful people who must know God 
and receive His forgiveness and His en- 
abling. In between is Christ the media- 
tor who shares in both himian and di- 
vine natines. He is the revealer of God 
to man. It is only by Him and His 
redeeming work that the two may be 
brought together in a satisfactory way. 
Christ is known through the facts of 
the Bible. litis says something very 
important about our task in Christian 
teaching. We must faithfully relate to 
our students the Biblical facts concern- 
ing Jesus Christ. There is no other way 
of knowing God. In other words, a per- 
son has toi know something in order to 
be a Christian. It is not just a matter 
of having faith in general, or having 
an experience or a feeling. Becoming 
a CJhristian is surely an exj^erience, ancl 
living the Christian life is surely an 



experience, biu both are experiences re 
lated to and based on the facts of th 
Bible. 

We must not suppose that the posset 
sion of the facts automatically makes 
one a Christian or produces Christiaij 
living. A Christian couple adopted 
missionary child for the sinnmer. H 
was as orthodox as Athanasius and 
mean as a snake. He knew all thi 
questions and all the answers, but h 
gave little evidence of knowing th 
Lord. The good wife met with sora 
embarrassment in trying to explain ti 
him why a certain date on the calenda 
at the end of the summer was heavil 
outlined and bore the notation, "Hoi 
long? How long?" This is to say th< 
the task of Christian teaching is n( 
necessarily completed when we ha\ 
succeeded in fixing the basic facts i 
the heads of our students. Apostoli 
teaching and preaching leaned heavil 
on the facts . . . the life and death c 
Jesus, fulfilled prophecies, and th 
resurrection . . . but there was always 
call to repentance and faith. Ther 
must be . this element in Christiai 
teaching: A call to repentance and fait! 
... an application of the facts we teach 
There must be a serious, loving concerr 
for the spiritual birth and growth o 
the students. 

This concern is expressed througl 
prayer . . . prayer for our students anc 
for ourselves with the frank recognitior 
that it is only by the working of God'; 
Spirit that people are converted anc 
transformed. The word is the means 
but the Spirit does the work. If, how 
e\er, we are faithfid to teach the wor 
and faithful to trust God to use it, M 
can have assurance of success. Jesi 
said: "If ye know how to give good gifi 
to your children, how much more sha 
your heavenly Father give the Ho] 
Spirit to them that ask Him?" We rea 
further: "As the rain cometh down ani 
the snow from heaven, and returneC 
not thither, but watereth the earth an 
maketh it bring forth and bud, that 
may give seed to the sower and brea 
to the eater, so shall my word be tlu 
goeth out of my mouth: it shall nc 
return unto me void, but it shall a 
complish that which I please and : 
shall prosper in the thing whereto 
sent it." 

— B. Hoyt Evans 



GIFT FOR KING COLLEGE 

$20,000 

The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foun 
elation of VVlnston-Salem has made 
grant of ,S2(),0()() to King College fc 
faculty enrichment. 

"This grant will be '.elpful in main' 
laining a distinguished faculty and higli 
level of academic and quality for whicl 
King College has long been known,! 
says Acting President Thomas M. D 
vine. 



ily. 1968 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Five 



PREShlirERMN HOME NEU75 

by Q'he Superinlendenf 

New Drapes ano Curtains 

We would like to thank the women 
the First Church, Asheville, for the 
:w drapes in our dining room and 
so for the new curtains and rods for 
ir halls. We would also like to express 
.\v appreciation to Mr. and Mrs. J. A. 
hompson for coming out to the Home 
id spending so many hours installing 
lem for us. We are grateful to both 
: them for the interest and time they 
we to the Home. 

Sevfrai. Picnics 

The month of July was a very busy 
ne with us. We hacl Circle two of the 
irst Church, Asheville, to have their 
leeting with us on the eighth, and 
mch with us also. On the lOth the 
ianton C^hurch came for the annual 
icnic and as usual we all had so much 
in and fellowship. On the 21st we 
rent to Grace Covenant Church for 
leir annual picnic where another good 
ime was enjoyed by all. We are very 
liankful to the churches for thinking 
f the children in this way. 

New Members 

Two new children were admitted to 
lie Home during July. Tina Clarke, 
ge six, came to us from Asheville and 
/lichael Wiggins came to us from Bre- 
ard. Both children liaxe a brother and 
ister in the Home. We welcome these 
wo into our Home and fellowship. 

Weddinc; Bells 

Geraldine Gail Melin, daughter of 
^Ir. and Mrs. Manuel Melin of Black 
^fountain, and Billy Laughter a former 
nember of the Home, were united in 
iiarriage, July 12th. Rev. Richard 
)helor conducted the ceremony at the 
ijlack Mountain Presbyterian Church, 
r^eraldine works for Swift & Co. in 
'\slieville and Billy is employed at Bea- 
:on Manufacturing Company. They 
ivill live in Black Mountain. 



Wedding Bells, Again 

Elizabeth Helen Evans, daughter of 
VIr. and Mrs. Edward W. Evans of 
acksonville, Florida, and Cecil Cald- 
vell, a former member of the Home, 
vere united in marriage at the Wescon- 
lett Methodist C^hurch in Jacksonville, 
^lorida on July 2()tli. Both Mr. and 
^Irs. Caldwell are graduates of Western 
Carolina University. They plan to teach 
n the (ity school system this Fall. The 
uperintendent and family along with 
/estal Caldwell of Bismark, North Da- 
-ota attended the wedding. 



The Baseball Team 

The Little League team is doing very 
well this summer. The season is half 
over and we spot a record of eight wins 
and one loss. The loss coming after 
winning thirty-nine straight games. The 
boys are proud of their record and we 
all hope we can win another champion- 
shijj this year. 



AUGUST BIRTHDAYS 

9 — Robin Ferguson — 9 
13 — Joey Banks — 14 

7— Jeff Parhani— 7 
17 — Debbie Parhani — 8 
19— Brenda Revis— 16 
25 — Toney Robinson — 13 
26— Gene Guthrie— 15 
28— Gail Edwards— 16 



MISS JUNE LAMB, 

RECEIVES CITATION 

Miss June Lamb, daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Hugh Lamb, Asheville, and 
a member of the Oak Forest Church, 
recently received a citation from the 
Mayor of Osaka, Japan. The following 
article appeared in the Chrisitan Ob- 
server: 

Osaka, Japan. — Miss June Lamb, 
Presbyterian LI.S. missionary to Japan, 
has just received a citation for her con- 
tribution to medical social service here 
and a "Key to the City" of Osaka. 

Mayor Kaoru Cliuma, in bestowing 
the citation, praised Miss Lamb's leader- 
ship in her field. She has supervised 
the medical social service department of 
Yodogawa Christian Hospital for 13 
years. 

After receiving the citation Miss Lamb 
presented the Mayor with a just-pub- 
lished book. Social Work in Japan. She 
served on the editorial committee that 
compiled the book, and was, herself, a 
contributor. Early in his career the 
Mayor had worked in the field of wel- 
fare. 



DEDICATION SERVICE 
From Page One 

A special Communion Service is be- 
ing planned at the 9 a.m. worship serv- 
ice in the chapel for members of the 
church who knew Dr. Campbell per- 
sonally. 

The Open House for Campbell Me- 
morial Chapel will be held following 
the dedication service, Sunday, August 
18, and for the Christian Education 
Building on the next Sunday, August 
25. 

The special services on these two 
Sundays will enable the members and 
friends of the congregation to unite in 
giving praise to God for "a dream ful- 
filled." 




The Rev. and Mrs. James L. Jackson 

The Malvern Hills Presbyterian 
Church honored the Rev. and Mrs. 
James L. Jackson with a reception held 
at the church Sunday afternoon, June 
30, 4:00 o'clock. A large number of the 
members and friends of the church ga- 
thered to reveal their appreciation for 
the nine years of faithful and fruitful 
service rendered to the church and com- 
munity by the Jacksons. 

A color television set, a remember- 
ance booklet, and a sum of money was 
presented as a love gift to the Jacksons. 

During the May meeting of the 
W^omen of the Church Mrs. Jackson was 
]3resented with a life memlaership cer- 
tificate in the Women of the Church, 
Presbyterian Church, U.S. 

The Jacksons are now living at Black 
Mountain, N. C. 



USED CLOTHING APPEAL 
SEPTEMBER 30 

The Church World Service truck will 
pick up good used clothing and blankets 
at the Jesse Ray Funeral Home at 185 
Biltmore Avenue on Monday, Septem- 
ber 30. The things most urgently 
needed are: Good, clean, lightweight 
clothing — especially children's; blankets 
and light quilts; shoes — children's and 
men's only; and bar soap (in the orig- 
inal wrappers) . All other clothing — 
summer and winter weight — except 
high-heeled shoes and hats, are always 
acceptable. Pack your things in sturdy 
cartons, weigh the filled boxes or esti- 
mate their weight, bring them to 185 
Biltmore Avenue before September 30. 
Send the 10c per pound to Clothing Ap- 
peal Funds, Box 220 Elkhart, Indiana, 
46514. Additional information will 
appear in our August and September 
issues. Start collecting in your church 
)ioiu! (The above information re- 
ceived from Mrs. F. A. Plummer) . 



Page Six 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



July, 1968 



iHrmnnal (gifts 

The Presbyterian Home for Children 
Black Mountain. N. C. 



Alligood Mrs. W. G., Mount Holly, N. C— 

The Rev. & Mrs. Stanley L. Bennett, Cullo- 

whee. 
Blalock, Mr. J. Howfxl, Canton— Mr. & Mrs. 

Tate Barlow, Canton. 
Brown, Mrs. J. S., Sr., Hendersonvillf, — Mrs. 

L. B. Prince, Mr. & Mrs. L. A. Blair, Circle 

#7 of First Church, Hendersonville. Mrs. 

Majla Showker, Washington, D. C. 
Cantrell, Mrs. G. Ray, Hendersonville — Dr. & 

Mrs. J. M. Ross, Hendersonville. Olin Mathic- 

son Chemical Corporation, I'isgah Forest. 
Clark, Mrs. John D., Ciiarlotie, N. C. — Mrs. 

Luther A. Thomas, Mrs. C. B. Martin. Ashe- 

ville. 
Cole, Mr. Marshall S., Canton — Mrs. James D. 

Gossett, Miss Ami D. Hardin, Cianton. 
Collins, Miss Susan Lynn, Charleston, S. C. — 

Miss Jeannette Card, Circle #14 of First 

Church, Asheville. 
Cromwell, Mr. O. B., Sr., Hendersonville — 

Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Allen, Mrs. Walter O. 

Allen, Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, Mr. & Mrs. 

William Charnock, Mrs. I. H. Pearce, Miss 

Maggie Good, Dr. & Mrs. Claude B. Goswick, 

Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Roycc P. Thomas, Henderson- 
ville. Mr. & Mrs. William E. Sims, Phoenix, 

Ariz. 
Dean, Mrs. Clara, Lebanon, Orecon — Mr. it- 
Mrs. Cecil E. Blanton, Hickory. 
Furr, Mrs. James F., Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. E. B. 

Matheson, Brevard. 
Haehnel, Mr. Fritz Otio, Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. 

Peter Eberlc, Brevard. 
Hawkins, Mr. Clyde Lee, Hickory, N. C. — Mr. 

& Mrs. G. H. Baugh, Asheville. 
Hensley, Mrs. Helen, Swannanoa — Mr. <4: Mrs. 

Harold Patton, Black Mountain. Mr. & Mrs. 

Woodrow W. Patton, Swannanoa. 
Hill, Mrs. R. N., Brevard— Mr. & Mrs. E. B. 

Mathe.son, Brevard. 
Hooker, Miss Susan, Black Mountain' — Mrs. 

James M. Gratz, Grenada, Miss. Miss Eleanor 

Miller, Honolulu, Hawaii. 
Hurst, Pi-c. Ronald, Black Mountain — Circle 

#2 of Presbyterian Church, Franklin. 
HuTCiiiNs, Mr. Andrew John, Canton — Mr. & 

Mrs. Tate Barlow, Canton. 
Hyde, Mrs. Geneva C, Canion — Mr. !<: Mrs. 

Jack Scroggs K: CJeorgana. Miss yVnn D. 

Hardin, CantoiL 
Hyder, Mr. David, Hi ndi rsonvu i i — Dr. R; Mrs. 

J. M. Ross, Hendersonville. 
Jenkins, Mr. AVili.iam, Ashevilli — Mr. X: Mrs. 

C. L. Frady, Black Mountain. 
John.son, Mrs. Bessie A. .\llen, Worsi; .Shoe — 

Mrs. L. B. Prince, Hendersonville. 
Lewis, Mr. John, Charlotte — Mr. C. E. \V'or- 

ley, Arden. 
Long, Mrs. Josei'hine B., Franklin — Mrs. J. E. 



S. Thorpe, Franklin. Mrs. .Anne Anders, Villa 
Rica, Ga. 

MacFadyen, Mrs. Henry F., Arden — Circle #1 
of the Presbyterian Church, Waynesville. 

Ma.ssagee, Mr. Boyd B., Sr., Hendersonville — 
Mrs. L. B. Prince, Mr. Sc Mrs. L. A. Blair, 
Dr. & Mrs. J. M. Ross, L. K. Singley S. S. 
Class of First Church, Hendersonville. Mr. & 
Mrs. William E. Sims, Phoenix, Ariz. 

Parker, Mr. jAMf:s P., Black Mountain — Mrs. 
James M. Gratz, Grenada, Miss. Miss Eleanor 
Miller, Honolulu, Hawaii. 

Queen, Mr. Phillip, Wayne.sville — Mr. & Mrs. 
J. Howard Bryson, Waynesville. 

Ramsey, Mrs. Claude, Sr. — Mr. & Mrs. William 
D. Adams, Asheville. 

Resi'as.s, The Rev. Thomas B., Sr., Black 
Mouniain — Miss Isabelle Noe, Asheville. 

Robinson, Mr. M. Curtis, Asheville — Dr. & 
Mrs. William A. Mynatt, Asheville. 

Ross, Mr. John A., Columbia, S. C. — Mr. fe Mrs. 
L. A. Blair, Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Flanagan, Mr. 
& Mrs. Zeb V. Kilpatrick, Mrs. L H. Pearce, 
Dr. & Mrs. Claude B. Goswick, Jr., Hender- 
sonville. 

Sale, Mrs. M^rile Westall, Asheville — Waste 
Treatment I'lant of Champion Papers, Can- 
ton. Mrs. Robert R. Williams, The Bedinger 
Family, Circle #11 of First C:hurch, Asheville. 

Seiss, Mrs. Margaret, Franklin — Miss Elsie 
Hayes, Franklin. 

Shei'aro, Mrs. Anne, Baltimore, Md. — Mr. & 
Mrs. T. F. Munro, Brevard. 

Sparks, Elizaisefh M., Minpro, N. C. — Mr. K: 
Mrs. Roy H. Boone, Asheville. 

Spencer, Mr. Leonard B., Salem, O. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Jack L. Trantham, Hendersonville. 

SurioN, Mrs. Elsie, Fresno, Calif. — Mrs. Char- 
les Dougherty, Black Mountain. 

I'immerman, Mrs. Warren — Dr. & Mrs. D. W. 
Brosnan, III, Asheville. 

Turwii.ER, Miss Frances, Winston-Salem, N. C. 
— Addie Lou Hudson, Miss Alma Hawthorne, 
Mr. & Mrs. T. L. McConnell, Asheville. 

VcjN Dobbenburg, Mrs. W. J. D., Asheville — 
Mr. & Mrs. S. W. Huddleston, Woman's Club 
of Asheville, Kupples Klub of First Church, 
Circle #2 of First Church, Asheville. 

VoN Los.sow, Mr. Waldo, Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Reid Lovelace, Betsy & Ken, Asheville. 

Whiie, Miss Juliet, Asheville — Circle #11 of 
First Church, Asheville. 

Whit.miri, Mrs. Mamie, Hendersonville — Mrs. 
Bruce Drysdale, Hendersonville. 



remember 



THE CHURCH 
in your WILL 



'an investment for eternity" 



Memorial Gift for The Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 

Enclosed is $ In Memory Of 



name of deceased 



Who died- 



at 



place (post office) 



Send acknowledgement to_ 
Address 



correct name for mail, please 



complete address for mail, please 



Donor's Name_ 



Donor's Address. 



Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 14^ Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 

{ Acknowledgement cards cvill he mailed prntnptly if sufficient information is given in blanks above) 



Watch This Column 

The Central Treasurer of Benevolences 
for Asheville Preshytery reports for 
period indicated helow: 

January 1 — July 8 i 

BUDGETED 
Received for distribution to 
all Benevolent Causes 

Undesignated: $72,465.90 

Received for distribution to 
Special Benevolent Causes 
Designated: 

World Missions 23,883.24 

Church Extension 2,517.21 

Presbyterian Home 5,929.32 

Other 2,680.35 

NON-BUDGETED 
Received for distribution to 

Easter Offering 2,566.45 

Union Seminary Adv._. 279.16 
Volkswagen for Rev 

Alexander .._.__ _-. 500.00 

Other Special Causes.... 2,124.15 

Total Receipts $112,945.78 



' I 



WHAT PRESBYTERY DID 

From Page One i 

Commission: W. G. Thomas, John C. 
Neville, Jr., Leroy V. Secrest, Arthur! 
Kiser, Don McKenzie, and Hugh Lamb. 

The Rev. Benson Cain was received 
and the call to become assistant pastor' 
of the First Church, Hendersonville, 
was approved. 

Mr. Richard H. Dye, a candidate un- 
der the care of Asheville Presbytery, was 
examined for ordination. A commission 
was appointed to conduct the ordina- 
tion and installation service at the Rice- 
\ille Church, Sunday, July 21. Members 
of the Commission: C. W. Solomon, 
H. B. Dendy, James L. Lyons, Richard' 
G. Slielor, David Parks, Graham Price, 
Charles Hensley, and Raymond Clem- 
ents. 

Mr. Manford H. Saunders, Jr., a mem- 
ber of the Montreat church was re- 
ceived as a candidate for the ministry.' 

Presented an honorable retirement 
certificate to the Rev. James L. Jackson, 
effective July 1, 1968. ' ' 

Heard the reports and commended^ 
the dihgence of the four commissioners 
who attended the 108th meeting of the 
General Assembly meeting held at Mon-' 
treat in June, 1968: B. Hoyt Evans, H. 
B. Dendy, E. G. Roberts, and Samuel S. 
Smith. 

Received the report and adopted the 
recommendations of Presbytery's Coun- 
cil presented by Dr. Horace Adams, Jr., 
Chairman. (See page 3) . 

Accepted the invitation from the 
Christian Education Committee for the 
fall meeting of Presbytery to be held at 
tlie Christian Education Center, Pres- 
bytery's camp site off of Garren Creek 
Road, Fairview, N. C, October 8, 1968, 



.JJM 




SINCE 1910 



Our Mountain Work 

CHURCH EXTENSION "CHRISTIAN EDUCATION • THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN OF BLACK MOUNTAIN 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL • PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE. SYNOD OF APPALACHIA 

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN U. S. 



AUGUST, 1968 

tered as second-class matter June 1, 1930, 
the Postoffice at Weaveiville, N. C, under 
: Act of March 3, 1879. Second Class Post- 
'. paid at Weaverville, N. C. 28787. 

The Whole Work Of The Whole Church 

Promoted In Or Supported By 

AsheviUe Presbytery 

blished Monthly At Weaverville, N. C. By 
AshevUle Presbytery, Office of 
Executive Secretary 

Rev. W. G. Thomas, D.D., Editor 
/2 Church Street - - AsheviUe, N. C. 28801 

V. H. B. Dendy, D.D. — Business Manager 
Weaverville, N. C. 28787 

Subscription Price: $1.00 Per Annum 



>lume LVIII August, 1968 



No. 8 



THE DEDICATION SERVICE 
FIRST CHURCH, ASHEVILLE 

The Dedication Service for Campbell 
emorial Chapel and the Christian Ed- 
ation Building was held Sunday, Au- 
ist 18, during the eleven o'clock serv- 

Open House for Campbell Memorial 
lapel was held following the dedica- 
3n service. Open House for the Chris- 
m Education Building was held Sun- 
ly, August 25. 

The pastors, church officers and mem- 
:rs of the First Church, AsheviUe, are 
' be congratulated for a job well 
me for the Glory of God in this pres- 
it age and for the extension of the 
ingdom in the future. 
In a special brochure prepared by the 
rst Church for the dedication service, 
lere is an article written by Dr. R. E. 
cClure, retired Executive Secretary of 
sheville Presbytery, concerning the life 
id ministry of the late Robert Fish- 
arne Campbell, 1858-1947. For the 
mefit of the readers of Our Mountain 
Jork, it is printed below: 
Robert Fishburne Campbell lived to 
^ore On Page Two 




lie, Mr. and Mrs 



THE McKENZIE FAMILY 
A NEW HOME 

The Board of Trustees of the Presby- 
terian Home for Children during the 
July meeting authorized the construc- 
tion of a new home for our Superinten- 
dent and his family. A special commit- 
tee, composed of J. Paul Teal, Jr., chair- 
man; H. B. Dendy, Mrs. C. D. Thomas, 
Donald McKenzie and Mrs. McKenzie, 
was appointed to select a house plan 
and report to the August meeting. The 
new site will be in the wooded area, 
across the road, north of the present 
apartment and laundry building. 

The Finance Committee, composed of 
J. Paul Teal, Jr., chairman, E. G. Rob- 
erts, and Mrs. Hugh Lamb, is at work 
exploring the possibilities of making the 
necessary funcls available. It has been 
estimated that the cost of construction 
wil be between $20,000 and $25,000. In- 
dividuals or churches desiring to make 
a special contribution toward this proj- 
ect can send the gift to the Treasurer of 
the Home, Hi/, Church Street, Ashe- 
viUe, N. C. 2880L 



ie, Susan 



CAPITAL FUND CAMPAIGN 
CAMP SITE 

During the summer meeting of Pres- 
bytery, held at the First Church, Hen- 
dersonville, the Christian Education 
Committee was authorized to conduct 
A Capital Fund Campaign during the 
fall of 1968 and the spring of 1969 for 
the development of the camp site. Tlie 
goal will be for at least $85,000. 

The special Camp Site Committee, 
composecl of John Tyndall, Malvern 
More on Page Five 

CATECHISM STUDIES 
DR. R. E. McCLURE 

The Christian Observer, one of three 
independent church papers published 
within the bounds of the Presbyterian, 
U. S., General Assembly, will begin a 
series of articles on the Westminster 
Shorter Catechism in September. 

Rev. R. E. McClure, D.D., of Ashe- 
viUe Presbytery, will be the author, con- 
More On Page Four 









The Presbyterian Home For Children 
Of Black Mountain, N. C Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 
W. G. Thomas, Treasurer Don C. McKenzie, Superintendent 

14^,4 church street, asheville, n. c. r.f.d. t. black mountain, n. c. 

Tel. Asheville, 252-3061 Tel, Swannanoa, 686-3666 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



August, 196C 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

Presbttert of AsHEvnxE 

Synod of Appalachia 

1966-1967 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. Grace Stamey, Box 
294, Waynesville, N. C. 28786 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. S. S. Cooley, 
P. O. Box 745, Black Mountain, N. 
C. 28711 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
Guy White, Kanawha Drive, Mon- 
treal, N. C. 28757 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. Darwin Jordan, Box 104, 
Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 

TREASURER— Mrs. Hugh Lamb, P. O. 
Box 15, Asheville, N. C. 28802 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. Mark Sumner, 38 
Faircrest Road, Asheville, N. C. 
28804 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor — Mrs. M, L. Williams, (See 
above) 

MEN OF THE CHURCH 

PRESIDENT — T. Kendall O'Barr, 
Westminster Church, 27 Bull Moun- 
tain Road, Asheville, N. C. 28805. 

FIRST V.P. — Jack Ward, Arden 
Church, 206 Linden Street, Arden, N. 
C. 28704 

SECOND V.P. — M. R. Whisenhunt, 
Hazelwood Church, Drawer 599, 
Waynesville, N. C. 28786 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Louis B. 
Joyner, Swannanoa Church, 140 East- 
wood Ave., Swannanoa, N. C. 28778 

FIRST DIVISION CHAIRMAN— Thom- 
as A. McGuire, Franklin Church, Hill- 
crest Circle, Franklin, N. C. 28734 

SECOND DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
L. H. Parmele, First Church, Hender- 
sonville, Ridgecrest Drive, Hender- 
sonville, N. C. 28739 

THIRD DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
Frank P. Scott, West Asheville 
Church, 62 Westwood Ave., Asheville, 
N. C. 28806 

YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 

MODERATOR — Susan Rodda, Andrews 
Church 

VICE-MODERATOR — James Hender- 
son, Westminster Church 

STATED CLERK — Alma Evans, West- 
minster Church 

REGISTRAR Mike Claxton, Bryson 

City Church 

HISTORIAN — James Harrison, West 
Asheville 

TREASURER — Lee Nichols, Andrews 
Church 

DISTRICT CHAIRMEN— Nann Boggs, 
Grace Covenant; Susan Krause, Mal- 
vern Hills Church; Jessica McCollum; 
Mike Begley, Black Mountain Church; 
Dearing Gardner, First Church, Ashe- 
ville; and Richard Harrison, West 
Asheville. 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. J. 
Douglas Heck, The Rev. Robert S. 
Busey, Miss Geraldine Rustin, First, 
Henderson ville. 



DEDICATION SERVICE 



From Page One 

be eighty-eight years of age, and spent 
fifty-five of these years as pastor and 
pastor emeritus of the First Presbyterian 
Church, Asheville, North Carolina. 

He was born at Lexington, Virginia 
on December 12, 1858 ancl was educated 
at Washington and Lee University at 
Lexington, and Union Theological 
Seminary, Richmond, Virginia. In 1893 
Davidson College conferred on him the 
degree of Doctor of Divinity. He died 
April 3, 1947. 

After three short pastorates he came 
to Asheville in 1892, to serve as stated 
supply of this congregation, but was 
quickly called as pastor, in which rela- 
tionship he served until 1938 when made 
pastor emeritus. Previous pastorates 
were at Millboro and Windy Cove 
Churches in Virginia. 1885-1889; Da- 
vidson College, 1889-1890; and Buena 
Vista, Virginia, 1890-1892. He taught 
school in Virginia and West Virginia for 
three years, 1879-1882. 

A native mountaineer, he loved the 
mountains and her people. He was a 
leader in the establishment of Asheville 
Presbytery, December 2, 1896, and was 
made the Chairman of the Home Mis- 
sion Committee of Asheville Presbytery, 
an office he held until 1944. In this 
capacity he secured Rev. R. P. Smith, 
D.D., to be the first Superintendent of 
Home Missions. Before he resigned as 
Chairman he saw Asheville Presbytery 
elect an "Executive Secretary" as the 
fourth Presbytery in the General Assem- 
bly to take this forward step. 

On Christmas Day, 1898, Dr. Camp- 
bell preached a sermon on "Our Duty 
to the Negroes". It was the result of 
study and conviction, with a background 
of being a teacher of Negroes as a teen- 
ager. Local Negro ministers asked for 
copies and the sermon, edited into a 
larger pamphlet, went through two 
printings at the request of the Presby- 
tery. 

In 1867 the First Presbyterian Church 
was the largest of sixteen congregations 
in Asheville Presbytery with a member- 
ship of 300. There were only 1,005 
members in all of the Presbytery when 
organized, but this grew over 20% in 
the first year. The total contributions 
were .15,000 the year before the Presby- 
tery was organized, but have shown 
steady growth since. 

Another pamphlet, ordered printed by 
the Presbytery in 1899, was entitled 
"Mission Work among the Mountain 
Whites in Asheville Presbytery". In 
this pamphlet he stated, "It is the policy 
of Presbytery to establish parochial 
schools within the bounds of every con- 
gregation and mission school at outly- 
ing points." This resulted in twelve or 
more such schools, some with boarding 
departments. 



"The Presbyterian Home for Childrei ' 
of Black Mountain, N. C, Inc., formei 
ly The Mountain Orphanage, founde( 
in 1904, is the remaining such institn 
tion. Through his interest in Montreal 
Dr. Campbell became one of the origin 
al trustees of the school started in 191 
which is now the Montreat-Andersoi 
College. 

He was a loyal supporter of Montreal 
watching this conference center develo 
from its earliest beginnings, and sharir 
in this work consistently. 

Over the years he saw the need for 
"Mountain Synod". He led in th 
founding of the Synod of Appalach 
from mountain areas of Kentuck 
North Carolina, Tennessee, and Vi; 
ginia. He was elected Moderator whe 
this synod was erected at Bristol, Tei 
nessee in 1915. He continued to gi\ 
this court his loyal support and parti 
ularly the synod's college. King Colleg 
at Bristol. 

In 1927 he was elected Moderator ( 
the General Assembly, meeting at I 
Dorado, Arkansas. In 1930 he delivere 
the James Sprunt Lectures at Unio 
Theological Seminary, which were sii 
sequently published in book form u 
der the title "Freedom and Restrain; 

Two illustrations of his farsighted ' 
sion come from the minutes of the Se 
sion. As early as 1903 he proposed a pii 
motional publication financed jointly 
the church and the Church Extensid 
Committee of the Presbytery. This I 
to the first issue of "Our Mounta 
Work," December 1910, as the old( 
such paper now being published in t 
denomination 

Again the officers thought Dr. Cad 
bell should have an assistant. His 
sponse was characteristic, declaring th 
if there was a need for another minist 
there was a need for another chun 
During his active leadership he sa 
West Asheville, Kenilworth and Mi 
vern Hills organized, together with 
Street, since dissolved. He also advisi 
concerning the need of one in Nor 
Asheville several years before Gra 
Covenant was organized. 

Many community interests had the 
origin in the mind of Dr. Campbell, n( 
ably the plan to have a communi 
chaplain to visit the sick in the nar 
of the church, and render all possit 
service to those in need. His work U 
lows him, and even where members 
the present generation fail to see I 
hand, if they knew the full story, th 
would see Dr. Campbell's ideas ai 
ideals growing to fruition. 



World-wide Communion Sunday w 
be observed by our denomination aloJ; 
with many other Christian denomiri' 
tions. Special Offering for the Allevi 
tion of World Hunger will be receive 



ngust, 1968 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



m\m CHRISTIM STEWARDSHIP GROUP MEETIES DURMG SEPTEMBER 

Sponsored by 
ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 

CHAIRMAN OF COUNCIL PROGRAM LEADER 

THE INVITATION 



Each group meeting will be held for the 
benefit of the pastor, all ruling elders 
and deacons, and the church members 
with specific responsibilities in the 
Christian Stewardship program of the 
local church. 

It will be essential for the pastor, church 
treasurer, Budget chairman, and Every 
Member Canvass director to be present. 




Dr. Horace Adams, Jr. 
THE PROGRAM PURPOSE 

To present with clarity the Benevo- 
nt Program of The Church; to ex- 
ain fully the needs; to encourage zeal- 
isly faithful and loyal participation 
' the churches of the Presbytery, and 
challenge diligently the thirty-seven 
urches to accept a benevolent coramit- 
ent for 1969 by December 15, 1968. 



THE PROGRAM 

6:30 P.M.— Meal — cost $1.25 

7:00 P.M.— Devotional 

7:08 P.M.— The Program: 

What's Going On. 
What Are We Doing 
With your money? 
What We Need Now 
Specific Recommenda- 
tions 

Available Aids 
Questions and Answers 

8:30 P.M.— Benediction 




Williard M. Sessler 

THE LEADERS 

Williard M. Sessler, a member of Pres- 
bytery's Council and a member of the 
First Church, Asheville, with a group 
of able assistants from the churches of 
Asheville Presbytery will direct the pro- 
gram. 

You cannot afford to miss. Come and 
hear your own tell of the work of the 
Church. 



THE SEVEN GROUPS 



ROUP 



I — Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., 
September 4 — Andrews 
Andrews, Bethel (C) , 
Bryson City, Hayes- 
ville and Murphy 



ROUP II- 



-Thursday, 6:30 p.m., 
September 5 — Sylva 
Cullowhee, Frank- 
lin, Hazelwood, High- 
lands, Morrison, Sylva 
and Waynesville 



GROUP Ill—Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Sep- 
tember 10 — Oak Forest 
Bethel (H) , Canton, 
Malvern Hills, Oak 
Forest and West Ashe- 
ville 

GROUP IV— Thursday, 6:30 p.m., 
September 12 — Hender- 
ville 

Arden, Brevard, Eto- 
w a h , Hendersonville, 
Mills River and Trin- 
ity 

GROUP V— Monday, 6:30 p.m., 
September 16 — Black 
Mountain 

Black Mountain, 
Friendship, Lakey Gap, 
Mon treat, Riceville and 
Swannanoa. 



p.m., 

West- 



GROUP VI— Tuesday, 6:30 
September 17 — 
minster 
Asheville First, Grace 
Covenant, Kenilworth 
and Westminster 



GROUP VII- 



-Friday, 6:30 p.m., Sep- 
tember 20 — Weaver- 
ville 

Brittains Cove, Dilling- 
ham, Ivy Park and 
Weaverville 



THE RESERVATIONS 

$1.25 per plate 

The host church must know how many plates to prepare. The pastor of each church or an appointed person 
is responsible for notifying the host pastor concerning the number of plates. Make reservations at least four 
days prior to the meeting date. 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



August. 196 



Benevolence Giving Current Expense 

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY $30.95 $74.09 

THE SYNOD OF APPALACHIA $44.74 $70.66 

THE PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE $33.46 $69.12 



Building Fund 

$24.93 
$31.88 
$30.36 



GIVING OF CHURCHES OF ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Totals 

$129.97 
$147.28 
$132.93 



Rank 



2 
27 



1967 



BENEVOLENCE GIVING 



CURRENT EXPENSE & BUILDING FUND GIVING 



TOTALS 



Member- Budgeted Non-Budg. Per Current Bldg. 

Church ship Benev. Benev. Total Capita Rank Expense Fund 



Total 



Per 
Capita Rank 



Per Ran 
Total Capita 

2 
1 



Andrews 


95 


2,199 


174 


2,373 


24.98 


19 


6,306 


1,679 


7,985 


84.05 


22 


10,358 


109.03 


Arden 


290 


9,385 


1,319 


10,704 


36.91 


10 


29,585 




29,585 


102.02 


10 


40,289 


138.93 


Asheville First 


1,555 


56,585 


1,906 


58,491 


37.61 


9 


83,399 


149,895 


233,294 


150.03 


3 


291,785 


187.64 


Bethel (C) 


20 


160 


50 


210 


10.50 


35 


241 




241 


12.05 


37 


451 


22.55 


Bethel (H) 


58 


611 


67 


678 


11.69 


33 


2,878 


2,630 


5,508 


94.96 


15 


6,186 


106.65 


Black Mountain 


363 


10,995 


4,317 


15,312 


42.18 


4 


26,464 


7,747 


34,211 


94.24 


16 


49,523 


136.43 


Brevard D. R. 


579 


20,181 


1,955 


22,136 


38.23 


8 


48,167 


128 


48,295 


83.41 


25 


70,431 


121.64 


Brittains Cove 


39 


414 


25 


439 


11.26 


34 


1,897 


153 


2,050 


52.56 


31 


2,489 


63.82 


Bryson City 


122 


6,287 


1,928 


8,215 


67.34 


2 


12,105 


25 


12,130 


99.43 


11 


20,345 


166.76 


Canton 


192 


4,362 


739 


5,101 


26.57 


18 


15,892 


986 


16,878 


87.91 


20 


21,979 


114.47 


Cullowhee 


37 


589 


150 


739 


19.97 


24 


1,667 


600 


2,267 


61.27 


29 


2,806 


75.84 


Dillingham 


139 


726 


191 


917 


6.60 


36 


3,840 


3,882 


7,722 


55.55 


30 


8,639 


62.15 


Etowah 


69 


1,308 


64 


1,372 


19.88 


25 


5,497 


4,175 


9,672 


140.18 


4 


11,044 


160.06 


Franklin 


187 


2,637 


828 


3,465 


18.53 


26 


13,892 


3,505 


17,397 


93.03 


17 


20,862 


111.56 


Friendship 


152 


1,574 


217 


1,791 


11.78 


32 


8,852 


2,540 


11,392 


74.95 


26 


13,183 


86.73 


Grace Covenant 


485 


18,312 


1,716 


20,031 


41.30 


5 


37,921 


9,465 


47,386 


97.70 


12 


67,417 


139.01 


Hayesville 


20 


316 


115 


431 


21.55 


23 


2,817 


300 


3,117 


15.59 


36 


3,548 


177.40 


Hazelwood 


246 


3,025 


984 


4,009 


16.30 


28 


20,273 


7,089 


27,362 


111.23 


8 


31,371 


127.52 


Hendersonville 


911 


29,493 


3,492 


32,985 


36.20 


11 


58,530 


10,468 


68,998 


75.74 


27 


101,983 


111.94 


Highlands 


103 


2,819 


745 


3,564 


34.60 


13 


15,307 


771 


16,078 


156,09 


1 


19,642 


190.70 


Ivy Park 


14 


150 


71 


221 


15.79 


29 


734 




734 


52.43 


32 


955 


68.21 


Kenilworth 


417 


10,404 


1,102 


11,506 


27.59 


16 


33,532 


2,760 


36,292 


87.03 


21 


47,798 


114.62 


Lakey Gap 


104 


1,158 


97 


1,255 


12.07 


31 


4,335 




4,335 


41.68 


34 


5,590 


53.75 


Malvern Hills 


237 


5,588 


1,199 


6,787 


28.64 


15 


13,752 


6,089 


19,841 


83.72 


23 


26,628 


112.35 


Mills River 


165 


2,576 


264 


2,840 


17.21 


27 


11,779 


3,044 


14,823 


89.84 


19 


17,663 


107.05 


Montreat 


172 


8,577 


4,739 


13,316 


77.42 


1 


16,770 




16,770 


97.50 


13 


30,086 


174.92 


Morrison 


23 


442 


190 


632 


27.48 


17 


1,519 


400 


1,919 


83.43 


24 


2,551 


110.91 


Murphy 


108 


2,416 


225 


2,641 


24.45 


21 


12,313 




12,313 


114.01 


6 


14,954 


138.46 


Oak Forest 


301 


10,378 


1,186 


11,564 


38.42 


7 


18,199 


9,054 


27,253 


90.54 


18 


38,817 


128.96 


Riceville 


102 




56 


56 


.55 


37 


4,289 




4,289 


42.05 


33 


4,345 


42.60 


Swannanoa 


256 


5,075 


5,025 


10,100 


39.45 


6 


18,957 


9,608 


28,565 


111.58 


7 


38,665 


151.04 


Sylva 


153 


3,182 


314 


3,496 


22.85 


22 


10,169 




10,169 


66.46 


28 


13,665 


89.31 


Trinity 


144 


4,276 




4,276 


29.69 


14 


8,148 


6,776 


14,924 


103.64 


9 


19,200 


133.33 


Waynesville 


192 


2,845 


33 


2,878 


14.99 


30 


22,570 




22,570 


117.55 


5 


25,448 


132.54 


Weaverville 


452 


16,135 


7,069 


23,204 


51.34 


3 


17,468 




17,468 


38.65 


35 


40,672 


89.98 


West Asheville 


416 


9,044 


1,147 


10,191 


24.50 


20 


26,821 


12,728 


39,549 


95.07 


14 


49,742 


119.57 


Westminster 


261 


7,864 


1,310 


9,174 


35.15 


12 


17,530 


22,333 


39,863 


152.73 


2 


49,037 


187.88 



CATECHISM 

From Page One 

tinuing his contributions to this paper 
on the adult studies of the Covenant 
Life Curriculum. The 1968-1969 theme 
is Christian Doctrine. 

The official text for this year's study 
was written by Rev. Shirley C. Guthrie, 
Th.D., professor at Columbia Theologi- 
cal Seminary, Decatur, Ga. This study 
is a general approach to Christian Doc- 
trine and does not claim to be a presen- 
tation of the doctrinal statement of the 
Presbyterian Church, U. S. He follows 
the Apostle's Creed in general outline. 

The Westminster Shorter Catechism 
is the briefest of three such statements. 
Every minister, ruling elder and deacon 
who is ordained by the church is re- 
quired to declare that they accept the 
Shorter Catechism "as continuing the 
system of doctrine taught in the Holy 
Scriptures". 

There will be forty or more articles, 
appearing weekly, and covering the 
Catechism as an English composition, 
with questions omitted. Dr. McClure 
states that the effort will be made to ex- 
plain more difficult words and seek to 



understand what the Catechism says, 
and what response the Christian should 
make to these truths. 

The Christian Observer, which is pub- 
lished in Louisville, Ky., is now in 
its 156th year of continuous publication. 
Dr. McClure has written articles on the 
Covenant Life Curricidum for the paper 
since the new series of studies were be- 
gun in 1963. 



MRS. FRANK BATTLE 
HAZELWOOD CHURCH 

Mrs. Frank Battle was honored by the 
Women of the Hazelwood Presbyterian 
Church at a family night dinner on Wed- 
nesday, July 31, 1968. Mrs. Frank 
Worthington, president of the WOC 
presented her with a certificate of Life 
Membership and a gold pin in apprecia- 
lion and recognition for her many years 
of service in the Presbyterian Church. 

In her many years of service first in 
the Waynesville Church and then for 
over 20 years in the Hazelwood Church 
she has filled many offices ranging from 
Simday School teacher. President of the 



Women's Auxiliary, Historian, Secreta 
of the WOC, Historian, Vacation Bit 
School teacher and was Presbyter| 
Secretary of Literature and chairman j 
the Synodical Florence Calloway Sch| 
arship Fimd for which she traveled 
the Western district areas giving repoi 
and speeches in the various churches 
tlie Presbytery. She continues to bej 
splendid example by her faithful atter 
ance in all church activities. 

This is the first time that a Life Mel 
bership has been awarded by the Wo| 
en of the Hazelwood Presbyteri| 
Church. 



remember 



THE CHURCH 



in your WILL 



AN INVESTMENT FOR ETERNITY 



ugust, 1968 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Five 



PRE55yrERMN HOME NEU;5 

bv (The Superinlendenl 

Baseball Champions 

The Orioles are Champs again! For 
le third straight year our little league 
:am won the Championship oi the 
eacon League. We are very proud of 
lis team as we did not feel at the be- 
inning of the year that we could do 

again. The boys made up their minds 
arfy in the year that they liked the 
lea of being Champions, so they went 
ut and won the ball games. The boys 
'ill get to go to Clemson in the fall for 

football game and return to Buck's for 
;eaks and trophies. The boys who 
layed outstanding ball this year were: 
lobby Ferguson, Toney Robinson, 
teve Bates, Keith Thomas, Joel Thom- 
s and Donnie McKenzie. 

Putting Away For Winter 

The Big girls have been very busy 
ince their return from vacation freezing 
nd canning the vegetables from the 
arden. Over nine hundred ears of corn 
/ere frozen in a two clay period. One 
reezer is full of green beans and now 
hat the tomatoes are in, the girls are 
»usy making souj) base to be used this 
^'inter. This means so much to us as it 
aves so much on the food bill in the 
^■inter months. 

Ball In An Accident 

Mr. R. A. Ball our Farm manager 
vas seriously hurt in a tractor accident 
he first of August. He returned from 
he Hospital the eleventh but will be 
onfined to l;)ed for some time yet. 
A^e are happy to have him back with 
IS and are very thankful that he is re- 
:overing from the accident. 
Our Day Camp 

Our Day Camp ended July 27th and 
A^as a huge success. We had over eighty 
/oung people in Camp this summer 
md all said it was one of the finest 
:hey have attended. We are very grate- 
ful to the adults who spent so much 
time with the young people during the 
week. The children enjoyed Bible 
Uudy, talks by missionaries, working in 
:rafts and, of course, swimming in the 
pool. The Camp was under the direc- 
tion of Phil Ramsey, Youth Director of 
the Black Mountain Presbyterian 
Church. 

Our Guests 
We enjoyed the fellowship of the 
Women of the Mills River Church on 
August 1st, and Circle Five of the First 
Church, Asheville, on August 5th. We 
always like to have the circles and men 

roups to come to the Home and have 

I meal with us. The children enjoy it 
•io much and the fellowship means so 
much to them. 



SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS: 

8— Stella Laughter— 10 
11— Mary Lee Sparks— 13 
13 — Larry Wiggins — 10 
29— Kerry Waddell— 8 



CAPITAL FUND 

From Page One 

Hills; B. Hoyt Evans, Westminster; J. 
Douglas Heck, Bethel H and Brittains 
Cove; Gale D. Lammey, Oak Forest; 
Miss Geraldine Rustin, First Church, 
Hendersonville; and W. G. Thomas, is 
preparing the plans to launch the cam- 
paign during the fall meeting of Pres- 
bytery, October 8. 

The Christian Education Committee 
has approved the following itemized list 
of improvements to be made when the 
funds become available: 

Winterized Cabins (5) $25,000.00 
Caretaker's House 15,000.00 

Utility Building 2,000.00 

Swimming Pool $15,000.00 

Family Camping 7,000.00 

Two (2) Wells' 2,000.00 

Expanded Camping 1,500.00 

Road Improvement 1,000.00 

Dining Hall Enlargement 7,000.00 
Contingency ' 9,000.00 



Total 



85,000.00 




'CLIPPING THE BETHEL NOTE" 

Mrs. Henry Garner and 

Clifton Terrel, Sr. 



HOMECOMING DAY 
DEDICATION SERVICE 

The Bethel Presbyterian Church, Hay- 
wood county, organized in 1834, ob- 
served Homecoming Day, Sunday, Au- 
gust 11. Large congregations assembled 
for the morning and afternoon services. 
After the fellowship dinner, a dedica- 
tion service was conducted. 

In 1964 a building program was 
launched consisting of the renovation of 
the sanctuary, additional Sunday school 
rooms, construction of a fellowship hall 
and kitchen at a cost of $30,000. The 
church is now free of financial indebt- 
edness. This has been accomplished by 
deligent effort and sacrificial giving on 
the part of the members and friends. 
The Rev. J. Douglas Heck is pastor of 
the church. 




Dr. Andrew E. Spence 

NEW GUIDANCE CENTER 
DIRECTOR 

The Rev. Andrew Emmett Spence, 
[r., Ph.D., began work as director of the 
Presbyterian Guidance Center, with 
lieadquarters in a new building on the 
campus of King College at Bristol, on 
July first. 

Dr. Spence succeeds the Rev. Ben Wil- 
liams, Ph.D., who resigned to accept 
work on the faculty of Elon College in 
North Carolina. He is a native of Ala- 
bama, and leceived his doctorate from 
the University of Southern Mississippi 
in June of this year. 

He is an ordained minister of the 
Southern Baptist Convention, and re- 
ceived undergraduate training at New- 
berry College, Newberry, S. C. He did 
graduate work at the University of 
South Carolina, Columbia, S. C, where 
he received his master's degree in edu- 
cation. He is also a graduate of Holmes 
Theological Seminary, Greenville, S. C. 

Dr. Spence will be a member of the 
King College faculty as a special lec- 
turer in Psychology in addition to the 
duties at the guiclance center, operated 
by the Presbyterian Synod of Appala- 
chia, a unit of the Presbyterian Church, 
U.S. 

The guidance center was established 
by the Synod of Appalachia in 1959, to 
offer high school students help in under- 
standing opportunities for training and 
preparation for their life's work. It has 
served under two directors prior to the 
coming of Dr. Spence, and has been lo- 
cated on the King College campus dur- 
ing this time. 

Dr. and Mrs. Spence served for six 
years as missionaries in British Hon- 
duras, Costa Rica and El Salvador. Mrs. 
Spence will be teaching Spanish at the 
Holston Valley High School at Bristol. 



Page Six 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



August, 1968 



_ 



The Presbyterian Home for Children 
BuACK Mountain. N. C. 



Barger, Mr. Ralph N., Sylva— Mr. & Mrs. 
Robert Harding, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Martin C. 
Cunningham, Sylva. 
Broyles, Mrs. John F., Canton— Mr. & Mrs. 

William Milne, Canton. 
Cassidy, Mrs. Josie, Hamilton, O.— Mr. & Mrs. 

Don C. Scroggs, Canton. 
Clayton, Miss Ruth, Pisgah Forest— Mrs. Ida 
P. Abercrombie, Home Circle of Brevard- 
Davidson River Presbyterian Church, Circle 
M2 of Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian 
Church, Brevard. Mrs. R. H. Moore, Mr. & 
Mrs. C. F. Allison, Sr., Mrs. H. Hedrick, 
Pisgah Forest. 
Coffey, Mrs. Debbie Smathers, Houston, Tex. 
—Mr. & Mrs. James P. Hardin, Mrs. James 
D. Gossett, Miss Ann D. Hardin, Canton. 
Crowell, Mr. O. B., Sr., Henderson ville— Mr. 
& Mrs. Boyd B. Massagee, Jr., Mr .& Mrs. 
Ralph S. Crawford, Mrs. Robert H. Bellamy, 
Mrs. E. Y. Marsh, Hendersonville. Mr. & 
Mrs. J. A. Tolbert, Flat Rock. 
DoDD, Mrs. Fred, Webster, N. C. — ^Women of 
the Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Ben Lessing, 
Mi-s. Adelaide Lee, Miss Phyllis Lee, Sylva. 
Mr. & Mrs. M. Graham Price, Mr. & Mrs. 
W. P. Heron, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Byers 
Hays, Webster. 
Drake, Mr. Preston, Hendersonville — Mr. & 

Mrs. O. B. Crowell, Jr., Hendersonville. 
Freeman, Mrs. W. T., Asheville — Mrs. Ken- 
neth F. Cramer, Men's Bible Class of First 
Church, Mr. & Mrs. James N. Barnett, Dr. & 
Mrs. William A. Mynatt, Mr. & Mrs. Floyd 
Wall, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Frank D. Gilles- 
pie, Hickory, N. C. Martha B. Barnett, Ral- 
eigh, N. C. Mary O. Burgin & Family, Horse 
Shoe. Neighbors on Rains Court, Atlanta, Ga. 
Mrs. T. R. M. Lindsey, Louisville, Ga. 
GiBB.s, Mrs. Perry — Mr. & Mrs. Joe L. Tandy, 

Jr., Arden. 
Guthrie, Mr. & Mrs. W. A. — Mr. & Mrs. W. 

M. Kelly, Fairport, N. Y. 
Haehnel, Mr. Fritz O., Brevard — Mr. &: Mrs. 
Jack Alexander, Mr. & Mrs. Howard Schmidt, 
Brevard. 
Hart, Mr. Hal, Brevard — ^Mr. k Mrs. Charles 

Dunlop, Brevard. 
Jones, Mrs. John, Franklin — Circle ^l of 

Presbyterian Church, Franklin. 
King, Mr. John M., Brevard — The Rev. G. 

Daniel McCall, Brevard. 
Knight, Mrs. Adam, Sr., Canton — Mr. & Mrs. 
William Milne, Women of The Presbyterian 
Church, Miss June Scroggs, Miss Ann Hardin, 
The Emma McNair Bible Class of The Pres- 
byterian Church, Canton. 
Krakow, Mr. Raymond, Redington Beach, Fla. 

Mr. & Mrs. John A. Schweitzer, Asheville. 
Long, Mrs. Jo.sephine, Franklin — Mrs. Lillian 
Ashe, Andrews. Mr. & Mrs. George Sowerby, 
Franklin. 



Massagee, Mr. B. B., Sr., Hendersonville— Mr. 
& Mrs. O. B. Crowell, Jr., Hendersonville. 
Mr. & Mrs. J. A. Tolbert, Flat Rock. 

Mitchell, Mrs. Dorothy M., Columbus, Ga. — 
Mrs. George B. Philips, Hendersonville. 

Patton, Mr. C. Y., Sr., Brevard — The John 
Wilson Family, Buddy i: Louise Hooper, Mr. 
& Mrs. L. H. Adams, Circle p of Brevard- 
Davidson River Presbyterian Church, Mr. & 
Mrs. M. M. Feaster, The Post Office Boys, 
Mr. & Mrs. D. T. Abercrombie, Mr. & Mrs. 
Ralph H. Ramsey, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. J. T. 
Blackwell, Mr. Sc Mrs. Grady Brittain, Bre- 
vard Bridge Club, Mr. & Mrs. Frank G. Carr, 
Transylvania County Extension Service Of- 
fice, Mr. & Mrs. Walter McKelvey, Mr. & Mrs. 
John H. Truesdail, Dr. & Mrs. C. L. New- 
land, Don M. Jenkins, Mr. & Mrs. Lucian 
Deavor, The Family of Avery Patton Poor, 
Mr. & Mrs. Frank C. Flynn, Mr. & Mrs. E. 
B. Matheson, Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Davis, 
Mr. & Mrs. Willis Brittain, Mr. & Mrs. R. J. 
Korstian, Brevard. Mrs. E. S. Clements, 
Clarksville, Va. Mrs. H. Hedrick, Medical 
Staff of Olin Mathieson Medical Center, Mr. 
& Mrs. C. F. Allison, Sr., Mrs. R. H. Moore, 
Mr. & Mrs. Sid Barnett, Mr. John M. John- 
son, Miss Margaret Gash, Pisgah Forest. Mrs. 
Amanda Walker Patton, Berwick, La. Mrs. 
William P. Kimzey, New Port Richey, Fla. 
Mr. & Mrs. Harold B. Wall, Mr. & Mrs. A. 
B. Combs, Sr., Mr. & Mrs. O. T. Dobbs, 
Raleigh. Mr. & Mrs. W. L. Poole & Children, 
Raeford, N. C. Mrs. Jane D. Patton, Char- 
lotte, N. C. 

Peden, Mr. Fred T., Asheville — Miss Betty Lou 
Tate, Canton. 



PRESBYTERY MEETING 
OCTOBER 8, 1968 

Asheville Presbytery will meet at the 
Christian Education Center, Presbytery's 
camp site, Garren Creek Road, Fair- 
view, N. C, Tuesday, October 8, 1968. 
This will be the first time a meeting 
of the Presbytery has been held at the 
camp site. Presbytery's Christian Edu- 
cation Committee, the Rev. B. Hoyt 
Evans, Chairman, issued the invitation 
and it was enthusiastically accepted. 
Meeting at the camp site will provide 
the fifty-four (54) ministers and the rep- 
resentatives from the thirty-seven 
churches an opportimity to see the camp- 
ing grounds consisting of more than 
two hundred and seventy acres and to 
acquire firsthand information concern- 
ing the available facilities and to gain 
a clear conception of the possibilities 
and oj^portunities for the Christian Edu- 
cation Center. 



Memorial Gift for The Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 

Enclosed is $ In Memory Of 



name of deceased 



Who died- 



at 



place (post office) 



Send acknowledgement to_ 



correct name for mail, please 



Address 



complete address for mail, please 



Donor's Name_ 



Donor's Address. 



Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 14^ Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 

{Acknowledgement cards will be mailed promptly if sufficient information is given in blanks above) 



i 



Posey, Mrs. Lucy, Weaverville — Mrs. Mary P. 

Osborne, Miss Josephine Osborne, Weaver- 
ville 
Robinson, Mrs. Temple, Hendersonville — Mrs 

Bruce Drysdale, Mr. & Mrs. Harald F. Clau 

sen, Mrs. Forrest Gardner, Hendersonville. 
Rodgers, Mr. William Gordon, Canton — Mr.i 

& Mrs. William Milne, Canton. 
Ross, Mr. John A., Columbia, S. C. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Boyd B. Massaggee, Jr., Mr. & Mrs' 

O. B. Crowell, Jr., Hendersonville. Mr. 

Mrs. J. A. Tolbert, Flat Rock. 
Sale, Mrs. Fred, Asheville — Mrs. Allen Wil-' 

liamson, Mr. Jack Westall, Mrs. Henry 

Boehm, Miss Mary Westall, Miss Annie West-;! 

all, Asheville. 
Sawyer, Mr. Ray E., Ashevillle — Mr. & Mrs. 

Wade Elliott, Asheville. 
Securest, Mrs. Mae, Weaverville^ — Mr. & Mrs, 

F. R. Donoho, Asheville. Mrs. Doc Roberts] 

Weaverville. 
Thompson, Mr. Joe, Charlotte, N. C. — Womei 

of The Presbyterian Church, Sylva. 
Watson, Mrs. Esther, Baker, Fla. — Women o! 

The Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Jack' 

son F. Dunn, Sylva. 
White, Mr. Jim, Laurinburg, N. C. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Don H. Renfro, Asheville. 



RESIGNATION OF THE 
REV. ROBERT P. CRUMPLER 

During a meeting of the congregations 
of the Murphy Presbyterian Church,jj 
Murphy, N. C, held Sunday, August 4,| 
1968, the Rev. Robert P. Crumpler pre- 
sented a request for the congregation 
to concur with his request that Ashe- 
ville Presbytery dissolve the pastoral re- 
lations existing since July 31, 1966. The 
congregation concurred with the re- 
quest. 

During a meeting of the Commissiori 
on the Minister and His Work held! 
Simday afternoon, August 11, the re 
quest for the pastoral dissolution was 
granted to become effective August 31 
1968. 

Mr. Crumpler is moving to Rich 
mond, Va., where he has accepted nev 
work as Resident Chaplain at Richmonc 
Memorial Hospital. 



Watch This Column 

The Central Treasurer of Bcnevolencei 
for Asheville Presbytery reports foi 
period indicated below: 

January 1 — August 8 
BUDGETED 
Received for distribution to 
all Benevolent Causes 

Undesignated: $86,065.8^ 

Received for distribution to 
Special Benevolent Causes 
Designated: 

World Missions .- 24,434.2 

Church Extension .-. 2,517.2 

Presbyterian Home 6,324.! 

Other - 2,975.31 

NON-BUDGETED 
l^eceived for distribution to 

Easter Offering 2,566.^ 

Union Seminary Adv.__ 308.i 
Volkswagon for Rev. 

Alexander 500.( 

Flip Lyons Mem'l 

Chapel :.... 776.'a 

Other ...____ --- 2,319.r 

Total Receipts -- $128,788.3 




Our Mountain Work 



SINCE 1910 



SEPTEMBER, 1968 

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the Postoffice at Weaverville, N. C, under 
e Act of March 3, 1879. Second Class Post- 
e paid at Weaverville, N. C. 28787. 

The Whole Work Of The Whole Church 

Promoted In Or Supported By 

Asheville Presbytery 

iblished Monthly At Weaverville, N. C, By 
Asheville Presbytery, Office of 
Executive Secretary 

Rev. W. G. Thomas, D.D., Editor 
1/2 Church Street - - Asheville, N. C. 28801 

iv. H. B. Dendy, D.D. — Business Manager 
Weaverville, N. C. 28787 

Subscription Price: $1.00 Per Annum 



Diume LVIII September. 1968 No. 9 

rHE PRESBYTERIAN HOME 
FOR CHILDREN 

The Board of Trustees for the Pres- 
'terian Home for Children has author- 
ed the construction of a new home 
r Mr. Donald L. McKenzie and his 
mily. The estimated cost will be 
:tween $20,000 and $25,000. A share 

this amount is already available, 
jntributions will be acceptable. Send 

the treasurer: W. G. Thomas, 40 
lurch Street, Asheville, 28801. 



TOWER ROOM SCHOLAR 
CONGRATULATIONS 

The Rev. Calvin S. Rice, pastor of 
e Andrews-Hayesville churches, has 
!en granted a Tower Room Scholar- 
ip by Union Theological Seminary, 
ichmond, Va., which will enable him 

spend two weeks of intensive study, 
^ginning October 15. Mr. Rice plans 

spend the time concentrating in the 
ea of Biblical Archeology. Congratu- 
tions for this well-deserved honor. 




J. Sherrard Rice 



CHURCH EXTENSION • CHRISTIAN EDUCATION • THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN OF BLACK MOUNTAIN 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL • PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE. SYNOD OF APPALACHIA 

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN U. S. 



ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY 
FALL MEETING 

Asheville Presbytery will meet at the 
Christian Education Center, Presbytery's 
camp site, Garren Creek Road, Fairview, 
N. C, Tuesday October 8, 1968, 9:30 
a.m. Registration will begin at 9:00 
a.m. 

The Moderator, T. G. Penland, a 
ruling elder in the Ivy Park church, 
Route 2. Weaverville, N. C, will pre- 
side. 

The Rev. H. B. Dendy and the Rev. 
David L. Parks will conduct the Com- 
munion Service, assisted by several rul- 
ing elders. 

The Rev. Hugh L. Eichelberger, Jr., 
chairman of the World Missions Com- 
mittee, will call the roll of missionaries 
closely associated with or being support- 
ed by the churches of the Presbytery. 

Following the organization of the 
Presbytery, the Rev. A. Allen Gardner, 
Jr., chairman of the Commission on the 
Minister and His Work, will present a 
report. 

At 11:00 a.m., a special message will 
be delivered by the Rev. Raymond Van 
Houkelom, pastor of the First Reformed 
Church, Orange City, Iowa, President 
of the General Synod, Reformed Church 
in America, elected at the 1968 General 
Synod. 

At 12:00 noon, the Rev. J. Sherrard 
Rice, Secretary of the Division of Chris- 
tion Witness of the Board of National 
Ministries, will bring a special message 
concerning Our Evangelistic Task. He 
was invited by the Evangelism Commit- 
tee last April, but his schedule pre- 
vented an acceptance until the October 
meeting. Mr. Rice was pastor of the 
First Church, Columbia, S. C, prior to 
becoming associated with the Board of 
National Ministries. 

During the afternoon session, the 
Christian Education Committee, the 
Rev. B. Hoyt Evans, chairman, will 
launch the $85,000 Capital Funds Cam- 
paign for the future development of 
the camp site. Approval of this cam- 
paign was granted by Presbytery during 
the summer meeting held in the First 
More On Page Three 



LUNCHEON BIBLE STUDY 
FIRST CHURCH, ASHEVILLE 

The Women of the First Presbyterian 
Church, Asheville, are sponsoring a six 
weeks' L,uncheon Bible Study each Wed- 
nesday from September 18th through 
October 23rd. Rev. R. E. McClure, 
former executive secretary of the Presby- 
tery, is teaching lessons on The Sermon 
On The Mount. 

The classes are planned primarily for 
those working in the down town area 
of Asheville. Individuals are asked to 
bring their lunch to the new education- 
al building on Church Street. The 
church is serving coffee and soft drinks 
are available. Classes are held on the 
second (top) floor of the building, ac- 
cessible by elevator. Entrance is from 
Church Street or parking lot. 

The group meets at noon each Wed- 
nesday, but the class period starts at 
12:15 and continues through 12:45. 
Those who can stay longer are invited 
to enter a discussion period after the 
formal class period is concluded. 



^^ 






The Presbyterian Home For Children 
Of Black Mountain, N. C Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage. Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 
W. G. Thomas, Treasurer Don C. McKenzie, Superintendent 

40 Church street, Asheville, n. C. r.f.d. 1, black mountain, N. C. 

Tel. Asheville, 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa, 686-366S 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



September, 1968 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

PbESBTTERY of ASHEVIIXE 

Synod of Appalachia 

1966-1967 

PRESIDENT — Mrs. Grace Stamey, Box 
294, Waynesville, N. C. 28786 

VICE-PRESIDENT— Mrs. S. S. Cooley, 
P. O. Box 745, Black Mountain, N. 
C. 28711 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
Guy White, Kanawha Drive, Mon- 
treat, N. C. 28757 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. Darwin Jordan, Box 104, 
Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 

TREASURER— Mrs. Hugh Lamb, P. O. 
Box 15, Asheville, N. C. 28802 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. Mark Sumner, 38 
Faircrest Road, Asheville, N. C. 
28804 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor — Mrs. M. L. Williams, (See 
above) 

MEN OF THE CHURCH 

PRESIDENT — T. Kendall O'Barr, 
Westminster Church, 27 Bull Moun- 
tain Road, Asheville, N. C. 28805. 

FIRST V.P. — Jack Ward, Arden 
Church, 206 Linden Street, Arden, N. 
C. 28704 

SECOND V.P. — M. R. Whisenhunt, 
Hazelwood Church, Drawer 599, 
Waynesville, N. C. 28786 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Loui. B. 
Joyner, Swannanoa Church, 140 East- 
wood Ave., Swannanoa, N. C. 28778 

FIRST DIVISION CHAIRMAN — Thom- 
as A. McGuire, Franklin Church, Hill- 
crest Circle, Franklin, N. C. 28734 

SECOND DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
L. H. Parmele, First Church, Hender- 
sonville, Ridgecrest Drive, Hender- 
sonville, N. C. 28739 

THIRD DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
Frank P. Scott, West Asheville 
Church, 62 Westwood Ave., Asheville, 
N. C. 28806 

YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 

MODERATOR — Susan Rodda, Andrews 
Church 

VICE-MODERATOR — James Hender- 
son, Westminster Church 

STATED CLERK— Alma Evans, West- 
minster Church 

REGISTRAR — Mike Claxton, Bryson 
City Church 

HISTORIAN — James Harrison, West 
Asheville 

TREASURER 
Church 



Lee Nichols, Andrews 



DISTRICT CHAIRMEN— Nann Boggs, 
Grace Covenant; Susan Krause, Mal- 
vern Hills Church; Jessica McCollum; 
Mike Begley, Black Mountain Church; 
Dearing Gardner, First Church, Ashe- 
ville; and Richard Harrison, West 
Asheville. 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. J. 
Douglas Heck, The Rev. Robert S. 
Busey, Miss Geraldine Rustin, First, 
Hendersonville. 



WOMEN OF THE ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY 
NEW OFFICERS — DISTRICT MEETINGS 

During a recent meeting of the Women of the Church of Asheville Pres- 
bytery the following officers and District Chairmen were installed: Mrs. Grace 
Stamey of Waynesville, president; Mrs. S. S. Cooley of Black Mountain, vice- 
president; Mrs. Darwin D. Jordan of Waynesville, corresponding secretary; 
Mrs. Fred D. Muse, Jr. of Asheville, Chairman of District 1; Mrs. Kay N. Stutts 
of Montreal, Chairman of District 2; Mrs. J. T. Russell, Jr. of Waynesville, 
Chairman of District 5 and Mrs. A. J. Kooles of Asheville, King College Spon- 
sor. These officers will serve for two years. 

District meetings will be held according to the following schedule: 



Host Church 

District I Kenilworth Church 

District II Black Mountain 

District III * Murphy 

District IV Highlands 

District V Canton 



Date 



Registration Meeting Hour 



Oct. 


13 


2:30 p.m. 


3:00 p.m. 


Oct. 


10 


7:30 p.m. 


8:00 p.m. 


Oct. 


6 


2:30 p.m. 


3:00 p.m. 


Oct. 


17 


9:30 a.m. 


10:00 a.m. 


Oct. 


20 


2:00 p.m. 


2:30 p.m. 




(L to R 1st Row: Nann Boggs and Susan 
Krause; 2nd Row: Alma Evans, Susan Rod- 
da, Jessica MeCoUum, and Dearing Gard- 
ner. 3rd Row: Richard Harrison, James 
Harrison, Lee Nichols, Mike Claxton, Mike 
Begley and James Henderson.) 



The Youth Council of Asheville 
Presbytery has mapped out the places, 
times, and topics. All you have to do 
is pack your bags and head out for 
"Funville." 

To head the list is the Fall Rally, 
better known as the Fall Ball. This is 
held at Camp Greystone, approximately 
eight miles south of Hendersonville, 
Highway 25. All rallies offer Christian 
fellowship, but at Greystone it is sur- 
rounded by various summer fun-filled 
outdoor activities. 

The Fall Rally will be held Septem- 
ber 28-29. Registration, Saturday 9:00 
A.M. Adjournment, Sunday 1:00 P.M. 

This year the Midwinter Rally is go- 
ing to be dropped so that everyone can 
go to Gatlinburg for the World Mis- 
sions Conference there the first week- 
end in February. 



Before the Spring Rally, the incum- 
bent Youth Council will interview in- 



terested youth as prospects for servic 
as council members in the coming yeai 

At the Spring Rally, or if you prefe 
the Spring Fling, the new Council 
elected. This is hoped to be a weel 
end gathering at a camp. There wi] 
be an entertaining program planne 
for all. 



To start out the summer there is 
week set aside for Summer Confereno' 
The Conference has been a start of 
new life or renewing of beliefs for man 
young people. The Council hopes yo 
will join other youth for a terrific wee 
of fun and Christian study. 



Something new that is being coi! 
sidered is a leadership training prograil 
for youth officers in the churches <; 
Asheville Presbytery. We hope to s( 
all the officers at this program. 

In July, those who have been electq 
to serve on the Youth Council are sei 
to NaCoMe Conference Grounds nej 
Nashville, Tennessee, for an inspirinF 
and challenging week of training || 
order that they may be prepared £i 
their service as leaders of youth in oil 
Presbytery. This is an enviable oppo| 
tunity for any young person, and 
experience which is greatly treasured 
those who are privileged to enjoy il 
The NaCoMe opportunity is anothi 
reason why service on the Youth Coui 
cil of Asheville Presbytery is such a hig| 
ly cherished honor. 

For all our Rallies and Conferencl 
there is an involving topic with youri 
adult speakers to inform us and gui<ll 
our thoughts. There is always discussici 
groups in which we may express 0'>j[ 
own thoughts. For those of you who lill 
recreation, there is always plenty of tinM 
devoted to that. 



More In October Issue 



Jeptember, 1968 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



PRB5ByrER]^N HOME NEU75 

bv (The Superinlendent 

School Days 
School has started and the children 
eemed to be happy to return to school 
his year. We have twenty children in 
he Primary school, twenty-five in the 
irammar school, and eleven in high 
chool. Melaine Hyatt, in the eighth 
;rade, is President of the Student Coun- 
il. Mike Bates and Gene Guthrie are 
nembers of the Varsity football team 
t Owen High this year. We hope that 
lur children will do well in school this 
ear and more of them will join in 
he various activities at the schools. 

Our Service Men 
Vestal Caldwell from the Air Force 
Jase in Bismark, North Dakota, is visit- 
ng with us now but will leave the 15th 
if September for California and then 
in to Vietnam. Vestal hopes to be dis- 
harged upon his return from duty 
here. Our prayers go with him as he 
;oes and we pray for his safe return, 
immy Bell, Robert Meyers and Mike 
ianks are in Germany and they write 

us that all of them have met and had 

1 few days together. If any of their 
riends would like to write them get in 
ouch with us and we will give you 
heir address. 

Baseball Champions 
Sorrow turns to joy! On Saturday, 
ieptember 7th, the Little League team 
md most of the larger boys boarded the 
lome bus for a trip to Atlanta to see 
I baseball game — the reward for win- 
ling their third straight Championship. 
\11 of us were having a wonderful time 
md looking forward to getting into 
\tlanta when the bus broke down and 
ve were stranded on the expressway 
m even hundred miles from Atlanta. 
We could not find another bus in 
either Greenville or Anderson, S. C. to 
ransport us on or bring us home. A 
itate highway patrolman, Mr. Jack 
Crumpton, came to our rescue and 
thanks to his kindness we were able to 
rent four cars and make our trip. We 
are \ery grateful to Mr. Crumpton for 
his interest in our plight. I am sure that 
he saw some of the tears of the little 
ones when they thought that they would 
not make the ball game. We had a won- 
derful time after all, we got to see the 
entire ball game and had a safe journey 
home. 

Youth Retreats 
Eleven of our young pioneers attend- 
ed a retreat at Presbytery's Camp over 
the weekend in August. Our Senior 
High group also had their retreat at 
the Camp on the seventh and eighth of 
September. Our young people have been 
very active in the work of the church 
this summer. The youth work is led 
by Mr. Phil Ramsey of the Black 
Mountain Church. 

A New Home 
The superintendent and his family 
would like to thank the Board of 



Trustees and the members of Presby- 
tery for making it possible for a new 
home to be built for the superintendent. 
After a year of planning, the Board felt 
that the present home could not be 
renovated except at a high cost so a 
decision was reached to try to build a 
new one. For this we are very grateful. 



October Birthdays; 

3 — Sabrina Ferguson — 10 
12 — Genny Clarke — 8 
26 — Thedia Edwards — 8 
26^Theo Edwards — 8 



PRESBYTERY 

From Page One 

Church, Hendersonville. Mr. John Tyn- 
dall, of the Malvern Hills church and a 
member of the Christian Education 
Committee, is chairman of the special 
Campaign Committee. 

This will be the first time Asheville 
Presbytery has met at the camp site. 
Members of the Christian Education 
Committee will serve as hosts. The 
lunch will be served in the new dining- 
kitchen building erected during the 
spring of 1968. 



RENEWAL OF THE CHURCH 
PRAYER AND FASTING 

The 1968 General Assembly has called 
upon individuals and courts of the 
Church to set aside special occasions for 
prayer and fasting in accord with 
Chapter 13 of the Directory for Wor- 
ship. 

The Assembly also specified that Ref- 
ormation Sunday, October 27, 1968, be 
a particular occasion for such prayer 
and fasting throughout the General As- 
sembly. 

Such a call is to be taken with utmost 
seriousness. The Assembly has seldom 
in its history called for such an obser- 
vance on the part of the whole denomi- 
nation. 

That the people may be aware of 
October 27 as a Church-wide day of 
prayer and fasting, infoimation will be 
sent to the press about it, the PRESBY- 
TERIAN SURVEY will carry an article 
in its October issue, PRESBYTERIAN 
WOMEN will call it to the attention 
of leaders among the women of the 
Church, a special bulletin for the day 
will be prepared by the Bulletin Service 
of the General Council, and an insert 
for that bulletin will be prepared by 
the Division of Christian Witness of the 
Board of National Ministries with sug- 
gestions regarding the prayers in public 
worship and ways of observance in fam- 
ilies. 

The General Assembly did not feel 
that it is enough for us to pray for the 
outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the 
Church and on our nation on one day 
only. The Assembly calls upon the 
lower courts also "to set aside special 



occasions" for the same purpose. 

The response of God's people in our 
churches to these calls of the General 
Assembly will depend upon the initia- 
tive and spiritual leadership of Ministers 
and Ruling Elders in Sessions, in Pres- 
byteries, in Synods. 

Will God not hear His people if they 
pray, "Come, Holy Spirit"? 

HELP HALT HUNGER 
COMMUNION SUNDAY 

Remember that on World-Wide Com- 
munion Sunday on October 6 our Gen- 
eral Assembly has called for a "generous 
response through a special offering . . . 
to provide food in the name of Christ 
for the World's hunger." Asheville Pres- 
bytery during the summer meeting 
unanimously endorsed this appeal. 



ASSISTANCE FOR TEACHERS 
CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE 

Three Asheville churches, First, Grace 
Covenant, and Kenilworth, are provid- 
ing training sessions for teachers of 
youth and young adults. The first ses- 
sion was held Wednesday evening, Sep- 
tember 11, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Other sessions 
will follow on the second Wednesday 
evening every other month (November 
13, January 8, etc.) . The study sessions 
are open to the teachers and leaders of 
youth in all churches of the Presbytery. 

Led by ministers, DCE's and other able 
teachers, there are four classes: for lead- 
ers of adults; eleventh and twelfth grade 
youth; ninth and tenth grade youth; 
and seventh and eighth grade youth. 

The theme of study for these groups 
will be the Church and Christian Doc- 
trine. The outstanding aim of the 
studies will be to give content rather 
than methods of teaching. 

Watch this Column 

The Central Treasurer of Benevolences 
for Aslieville Presbytery reports for 
period indicated Ijelow: 

January 1 — September 7 
BUDGETED 
Received for distribution to 
all Benevolent Causes 

Undesignated: $95,732.15 

Received for distribution to 
Special Benevolent Causes 
Designated: 

World Missions 24,695.24 

Church Extension 2,517.21 

Presbyterian Home 7,039.32 

Other 3,269.35 

NON-BUDGETED 
Received for distribution to 

Easter Offering 2,566.45 

Union Seminary Adv. „„ 318.16 
Volkswagen for Rev. 

Alexander 500.00 

Flip Lyons Mem'l Chapel 776.72 
Others 2,478.71 

Total Receipts .$139,893.31 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



September, 19681 



The Presbyterian Home for Children 
Black Mountain. N. C. 



Archer, Mrs. John M., Sr., Knoxville, Tenn. — 
Mrs. J. E. S. Thorpe, Mr. & Mrs. Claude H. 
Bolton, Mr. & Mrs. B. L. McGlamery, Frank- 
lin. 

Bachman, Mr. Charles A., Lancaster, Pa. — 
Miss Helen Miles, Montreal. 

Beal, Mr. Frank, Tallahassee, Fla. — Mrs. 
Tom Gray, Hayesville. 

Blackburn, Mrs. Nora, Middleburg, O. — Mr. & 
Mrs. John E. Metzger, Waynesville. 

Border, Mr. W. S., Columbus, O. — Mr. & Mrs. 
John E. Metzger, Waynesville. 

Brunkhurst, Mr. Henry G., Augusta, Ga. — 
Mrs. T. H. Rankin, The Graduate Nurses of 
W.N.C. Sanatorium, Employees of Special 
Services Dept. of W.N.C. Sanatorium, Dr. & 
Mrs. C. D. Thomas, Dietetic Dept. of W.N.C. 
Sanatorium, Miss Ann C. Dickerson, Miss 
Louise Patrick, Black Mountain. 

Burcin, Mrs. S. E., Fontana, Calif. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Gary G. Flatow, Asheville. 

BuRRis, Mr. Loy Ray, Valdese, N. C. — Daugh- 
ters of Charles Elmore Family, Henderson- 
ville. 

Byers, Mr. Joe, Henderson ville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Harry C. Williams, Hendersonville. 

Cothran, Miss Ella, Asheville — Mrs. Bess W. 
Rayne, Evening Circle #1 of First Church, 
Swannanoa. 

Crowder, Mr. James U., Asheville — Circle §15 
of First Church, Asheville. 

Crowell, Mr. O. B., Sr., Hendersonville — Mr. 
& Mrs. James E. Usher, Hendersonville. 

Dai,low, Mrs. Sadie, Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. A. F. Kimzey and Barbara, Arden. 

Dodd, Mrs. Fred F., Webster, N. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. BrTdon Glasgow and Ed, Asheville. 
Mr -&: Mrs. Eldred Eugene Tweed, Miss Hicks 
Wilson, Sylva. Mr. & Mrs. Gary Elvington, 
Jr., Charlotte. Mai7 F. Clark, Santa Monica, 
Calif. Lucy C. Morgan, Webster. Mr. & Mrs. 
Charles B. McConnell, N. Fort Myers, Fla. 
Mr. &.- Mrs. L. Tuttrup, CuUowhee. 

Epps, Mr. Gilbert, Kingstree, S. C. — Circle #4 
of Grace Covenant Church, Asheville. 

Eve, Mrs. Paul, Augusta, Ga. — Mrs. C. R. 
Sumner, Asheville. 

Frankel, Mr. A. Irving, Rochester, N. Y. — Col. 
& Mrs. Robert C. Brown, Asheville. 

Freeman, Mrs. William T., Asheville — Mr. 
Gregg D. Lewis, Mr. Hoke Perkins, Atlanta, 
Ga. Circle #2 of First Church, Asheville. LTJG 
William C. Lott, Jr. of The Republic of 
Viet Nam. 

Gaston, Mrs. Lois C, Asheville— The Bed- 
inger Family, Mr. & Mrs. Rush Whitmire, 
The Sand Hill School, Nelle and Bonnie 
Carter, Asheville. Norma L. King, Enka. The 
Carl Thrash Family, Mrs. Ruth Wallen, 
Faculty Candler School, Candler. 

Gillespie, Mrs. Walter, Leicester — Mr. & Mrs. 
J. P. Brown, Asheville. 



Grayson, Mrs. C. S., High Point, N. C— Mr. k 

Mrs. Gary G. Flatow, Asheville. 
Held, Mrs. Marcgie, Miami, Fla. — Mr. & Mrs. 

John E. Metzger, Waynesville. 
Hethcox, Mr. Percy H., Eustis, Fla. — Judge & 

Mi-s. Tom Waddell, Eau Gallic, Fla. 
Jamison, Mrs. Fannie Reno, Canton — Mrs. 

Martha C. Furness, Mr. Harry N. Matthews, 

Mrs. Margaret H. Long, Mr. & Mrs. Tom 

Pressley, Canton. 
McCormick, Mr. J. M., Cherryville. N. C. — 

The Bedinger Family, Asheville. 
McElrath, Mr. John M., Sr., Macon, Ga. — Dr. 

D. William Brosnan, HL Asheville. 
McGill, Mrs. S. Dave, Kingstree, S. C. — Mrs. 

C. R. Sumner, Asheville. 
McLean, Mr. William D., Jr., Rockville, Md. 

— Dr. & Mrs. D. W. Brosnan, Asheville. 
McMahon, Mr. T. Jim, Sr., New Orleans, La. 

— Southern Cemetery Association, Asheville. 
Miller, Mr. B. H., Black Mountain — Women 

of The Black Mountain Presbyterian Church. 
Miller, Mrs. Hilda Margret, Canton — Mrs. 

H. F. Bolen, Canton. 
Morrison, Mr. Frank Crawford, Canton — Mrs. 

May A. Dunn, Asheville. 
MosELEY, Mr. Thomas Guthrie, Asheville — 

Mr. Edward H. Coulson, Mrs. Ida G. Morgan, 

Mrs. H. A. Reister, Mr. & Mrs. Hugh Lamb, 

Mr. & Mrs. Tom Lamb, Sara Goforth, Mrs. 

Milton A. Sullivan, Asheville, Miss Patricia 

Morgan, Washington, D. C. Mr. & Mrs. James 

E. Neal, Enka. Mrs. Mack S. Patton, Ray- 
town, Mo. 

Mull, Mrs. Ida, Morcanton, N. C— Mr. & 
Mrs. F. Donoho, Mrs. R. W. Johnson, Ashe- 
ville. 

Murray, Mr. Alexander G., Beech Island, S. C. 
—Mr. & Mrs. R. A. Hilliard, Jr., Asheville. 

Patton, Miss Agnes, Washington, D. C. — Misses 
Katherine, Ruth and Louise Shepherd, Hen- 
dersonville. 

Patton, Mr. Charlie Y., Brevard — Mr. Edward 
G. Andrews, Greenville, S. C. Mr. & Mrs. J. 
W. Patton, Panama City, Fla. 

Paul, Cornelia Smith, Daytona Beach, Fla.. — 
Mrs. Edna Rogero, Miss Anna Louise Rogero, 
Mrs. Walter B. Burgess, Black Mountain. 

Powers, Mrs. Faye Reese, Hendersonville — 
Miss Vinnie Black, Mrs. Edith Braine, Mr. & 
Mrs. Charles A. Allen, Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. 
Bellamy, Circle #9 of the First Church, Miss 
Elizabeth Randolph, Miss Emma Sample, 
Miss Anne Sample, Primary Department of 
First Church, Mrs. K. Hart McCarson, Mrs. 
Donald B. Keith, Mrs. Laura J. Greene, Mrs. 
J. R. Sandifer, Lila Ripley Barnwell Class of 
First Church, Mrs. J. M. Good, Sr., Miss 
Maggie Good, Mrs. I. H. Pearce, Mr. & 
Mrs. Harry C. Williams, Misses Katherine, 
Ruth and Louise Shepherd, Mrs. W. J. 
Reese, Sr. and Family, Mrs. Charles L. Grey, 
Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. C. C. Gates, Flat 
Rock. Miss Sarah Brown, Clinton, S. C. Mr. 
& Mrs. J. M. Hart, Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Pressley, Mr. R. H. — Mr. & Mrs. Howard 
Smathers, Canton. 

Rene, Mr. J. Stanley, Lafayette, Ind. — Paul 
R. Ford Family, Asheville. 

Sharp, Mr. Thomas K., Black Mountain — Mr. 



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& Mrs. Albert Jern, Mrs. Dorothy R. Burgess, 
Circle p of Black Mountain Presbyterian 
Church, Black Mountain. 

SiCMON, Mr. Patrick Scott, Hendersonville — 
Mr. & Mrs. Ralph S. Crawford, Henderson- 
ville. 

Simpson, Mrs. James G., Asheville — Miss Con- 
yers Sluder, Miss Lavinia Simpson, Miss Wil- 
lie McCormac, Miss Zula McCormac, Ashe- 
ville. 

Sielyes, Mr. John, Teaneck, N. J. — Mr. & Mrs, 
Robert Schott, Asheville. 

Symms, Mrs. Sallie, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. M. 
Graham Price, Debbie and Leslie, Asheville. 

Wheelon, Mrs. Margaret E., Black Mountain 
— Mrs. Walter B. Burgess, Mildred, Bruce 
and Joy Davis, Mr. & Mrs. A. F. Tyson, Jr., 
Black Mountain. 

White, Mr. Guy H., Sr., Columbia, S. C. — Mi 
& Mrs. F. A. Plummer, Mr. & Mrs. Loyi 
Leonard, Mr. & Mrs. Walter Riddle, Mr. 
Mrs. Kelly Drum, Mr. & Mrs. S. R. Perkins, 
Asheville. 

YOUTH CONVENTION 
DECEMBER 27-31 

The Ninth Quadrennial Convention 
on the Mission of the Church for stu- 
dents and young adults ages 18-24 will 
be held December 27-31 this year in 
Atlanta, Ga. "Tell It Like It Is" il 
another way of stating the conventioii 
theme "To Serve The Present Age." 
For further information and registra- 
tion blanks see your pastor or write to 
the Rev. David W. A. Taylor, Box 330,j 
Nashville, Tennessee 37202. 

THE THURSDAY CLASS 
BIBLE STUDY 

The Church School of the First Presj 
byterian Church, Asheville, is sponsor: 
ing a weekly Bible class to be held eadij 
Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m. Mis 
Ora Blackmun is teaching a series o 
studies under the general theme, "Jesus 
the Messiah." The public is cordially 
invited to attend. 

INTERIM PASTORS 
A GOOD WORK 

The Rev. Marion A. Boggs, is serv 
ing as interim pastor of the Centra* 
church, 3501 Campbell Street, Kansa 
City, Mo. 64109. The Rev. James L 
Jackson, Black Mountain, is serving ai 
occasional supply pastor of the Murph 
church, and the Bethel Church, Mul] 
phy, N. C. 

The Rev. H. H. Thompson, a mem 
ber of Granville Presbytery and living 
in Black Mountain, is serving as interin 
pastor of the Friendship church, Blacl 
Mountain, N. C. 28711. 

PRESBYTERY'S OFFICE 
40 CHURCH STREET 

The First Church, Asheville, is pro 
viding three rooms on the third flool 
of the educational building to serve ai 
the office of Asheville Presbytery. Thii 
provision is greatly appreciated by tW 
members and friends of the thirty-seveU 
churches of the Presbytery. 

For the past eighteen months the ad 
dress has been 14i/^ Church Street. Aftei 
September 30, it will be 40 Churcll| 
Street, 28801. 



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SENIOR HIGH FALL RALLY 

The annual fall rally for the Young 
!ople of Asheville Presbytery was held 
ptember 28 and 29 at Camp Greystone 
in Tuxedo, North Carolina. One hun- 
ed and twenty young people and their 
Ivisors attended the Rally. 

The theme of the Rally was "Chris- 
m Political Involvement". The em- 
lasis was on the individual responsibil- 
i of each Christian to take an in- 
rmed, active part in politics. The 
leaker for the Rally was Dr. George 
L Long of Lookout Mountain, Ten- 
?ssee. 

In addition to Dr. Long's challenging 
Idresses, there was a panel discussion 
id an original play based on the par- 
)le of the Goocl Samaritan. 

The evening entertainment was a 
^'ely "coffee house" talent show. The 
eather was ideal for outdoor recrea- 
on, and a good time was had by all. 



WHAT PRESBYTERY DID 
AT OCTOBER MEETING 

Asheville Presbytery held its Fall 
meeting Tuesday, October 8 at Presby- 
tery's Christian Education Center on 
Garren's Creek Road in Buncombe 
County. The Christian Education Com- 
mittee was host for the meeting. 

Elder T. G. Penland of the Ivy Park 
Church was Moderator and presided 
over the session which: 

— Observed the Lord's Supper con- 
ducted by the Rev. David Parks and 
the Rev. H. B. Dendy. 

— Adopted a memorial to the Rev. 
W. W. Pharr and offered prayer for 
missionaries supported by congregations 
of the presbytery. 

— Presented a certificate of ordina- 
tion to the Rev. Richard Dye. 

— Heard an address by the Rev. Ray- 
mond R. VanHeukelom of Orange City, 
Iowa and President of the General Syn- 
od of the Reformed Church in America. 

— Approved several proposed am- 
mendments to the Book of Church Or- 
der, but postponed until the January 
meeting consideration of ammendments 
which would allow establishment of un- 
ion congregations, presbyteries, and syn- 
ods with other denominations. 

— Heard an address by the Rev. J. 
Sherrard Rice, Secretary of the Witness 
Division of the Board of National Min- 
istiies concerning the responsibility of 
the Church in the areas of proclamation, 
service, and fellowship. 

— Heard a presentation by Elder John 
Tyndall and members of his sub-com- 
mittee on the Capitol Funds Campaign 
the Presbytery's Camp, and the commit- 
tee is now seeking opportunities to pre- 
sent its case to the several congregations. 

— Heard tentative plans for the ob- 
servance of Witness Season. 

— Heard a report of Presbytery's 
Council presented by the Rev. LeRoy 
Secrest for Dr. Horace Adams, Chair- 
man. A motion was adopted concern- 
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$85,000 FUND DRIVE 
PRESBYTERY'S CAMP SITE 

An $85,000 camp fund-raising cam- 
paign was launched Tuesday, October 
8, at a meeting of Asheville Presbytery. 
The need for further development of 
the camp site to make it a truly Chris- 
tian Education Center was shown. The 
camp site is located in the Fairview 
area along Garren Creek Road and con- 
sists of 277 acres of beautiful wooded 
land. Construction thus far consists 
of a five acre lake," bath house, a ves- 
per area, hogans, a 30 ft. by 90 ft. pa- 
vilion, a well, and a furnished kitchen- 
dining building. Altogether this repre- 
sents an investment of approximately 
$75,000. 

Now we need to make our Center 
a year round activity with five win- 
terized cabins as the first order of pri- 
ority, followed by a caretaker's house, 
utility building, swimming pool, family 
camping area, two additional wells, an 
expanded camping area and an enlarge- 
ment of the existing dining area. 

The Christian Edtication Committee 
appointed and Asheville Presbytery ap- 
proved a Camp Campaign Fund Com- 
mittee composed of John Tyndall, 
Chairman; J. Douglas Heck, Gale D. 
Lammey, Miss Geraldine Rustin, B. 
Hoyt Evans, and W. G. Thomas. 

Members of this Committee and oth- 
ers from the churches are anxious to 
visit every one of the 37 churches of the 
Presbytery. The purpose will be to tell 
the Camp Story and to present plans for 
securing the goal of $85,000 for Camp 
improvements and new facilities. 

Select a convenient date (s) for a visit 
to your church and notify Mr. John 
Tyndall, Chairman, or the Office of 
Asheville Presbytery. An early reply will 
be greatly appreciated. 

A Church Camp is a unique instru- 
ment of God. A camping program is 
designed to augment the Church in all 
her efforts to reach men with the Gos- 
pel and to nurture them in the faith. 
A Church Camp provides a place amid 
the handiwork of God which is con- 

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The Presbyterian Home For Children 
Of Black Mountain, N. C, Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded Ly Asheville Presbytery in 1904 
W. G. Thomas, Treasurer Don C. Mckenzie, Superintendent 

40 CHURCH STREET, ASHEVILLE, N. C. R.F.D. I, BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 

Tel. Asheville, 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa, 686-3666 



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Mtmnvinl (BxftB 

The Presbyterian Home for Children 
Black Mountain, N. C. 



Adams, Mrs. Edith, Asheville — Mrs. J. A. An- 
derson, Asheville. 

Archer, Mrs. John M., Sr., Knoxville, Tenn. — 
Mrs. James A. Sutton, Sr., Sylva. 

Bass, Mr. O. E., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. S. C. 
Kowalkowski, Roanoke, Va. Mr. & Mrs. Stan- 
ley Kowalkowski, Chicago, 111. 

Bollinger, Miss Rhetta B., Asheville — Mrs. 
Erma S. Grantham, Mrs. Robert R. Williams, 
Circle #11 of First Church, Asheville. 

Brooks, Mr. A. D., Raleigh, N. C. — Mr. Mike 
Ward, Weaverville. 

Brown, Mr. Nathaniel — Mrs. Ruth S. Cham- 
bers, Asheville. 

Brunkhurst, Mr. Henry G., Augusta, Ga. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Stanley P. Capps, Asheville. Ad- 
ministration Dept. of W.N.C. Sanatorium, 
Black Mountain — Mrs. Louise V. Hamby, Mr. 
Joe D. Wallin, Mr. W. B. Kuykendall, Mrs. 
Margaret B. Cook, Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth W. 
Evans, Mrs. Evelyn F. Harwood, Mr. & Mrs. 
Hayes R. Connor, Mrs. lona Wilson, Mrs. 
Jewel Leonard, Mrs. Bobbie B. Pound. 

BuRGE, Mr. Edwin, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
James Hollingsworth, Asheville. 

Christopher, Mr. Sneed, Alabama — Women of 
the West Asheville Presbyterian Church. 

Cochran, Miss Ella, Asheville — Circle #15 of 
First Church, Asheville. Mrs. Agnes C. Pen- 
land, Swannanoa. 

Crews, Mrs. John H., Sr., Spartanburg, S. C. — 
Mr. & Mrs. J. T. Blackwell, Brevard. 

Dobbin, Mrs. Hallie C, Jacksonville, Fla. — 
The Ben L. Stanfiel Family, Asheville. 

Dodd, Mrs. Fred, Webster, N. C. — The Rev. 
Riley Covin, Sylva. Mr. & Mrs. David Hyatt, 
Waynesville. 

Engeljohn, Mr. Alvin F., Hendersonville — 
Mr. & Mrs. L. A. Gossett, Mr. Mrs. R. E. 
Langham, Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Shollenberger, 
Mrs. Paul Newman, Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Tre- 
fois, Mr. & Mrs. John I. Bush, Henderson- 
ville. 

Evans, Dr. Myfanwy, Philadelphia/i Pa. — 
Mrs. Ethel E. Richeson, Hazelwood. 

Gaston, Mrs. Lois C, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Jim Cryan, Maggie Valle. Enka Nylon Qual- 
ity Control Section, Enka. Asheville Chapter 
191 O.E.S., The Hugh Lamb Family, Dr. & 
Mrs. Hugh H. Cole, Asheville. 

Hooper Mr. Joe, Sylva — Mr. & Mrs. Fred 
Hooper, Sylva. 

IvEY, Cleopass S., Belton, S. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Mark Sumner, Sr., Mr. & Mrs. Howard A. 
Warren, Asheville. 

Jacobi, Mr. Godfrey S., Flat Rock— Mr. Sc 
Mrs. George F. Stowell, Hendersonville. 

Lacy, Mrs. Fannie, Black Mountain — Mr. & 
Mrs. Cecil K. Allison, Miss Margaret Allison, 
Mrs. Stella Harris, Mr. & Mrs. C. M. Wolfe, 
The Rev. & Mrs. J. H. Shelton, Black Moun- 
tain. Data Processing Department of Beacon 
Manufacturing Co., Beacon Executive Office, 
Swannanoa. 

Lordly, Mr. Joe E., Richmond, Va. — Mr. & 
Mrs. G. W. Bolton, Hendersonville. 

McIntire, Mrs. John A., Asheville — Miss Con- 
yers Sluder, Mrs. J. Marvin Davis, Mr. & 
Mrs. P. B. Duncan, Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. 
Turnbull, Miss Eva B. Clark, Asheville. 

McNeill, Mr. Hugh, Asheville — Circle #4 of 
Grace Covenant Church, Asheville. 

Medford, Mr. Claude D., Waynesvlle— Mr. & 
Mrs. George R. Robertson, Canton. Mr. & 
Mrs. Joe McClure, Waynesville. 



WHAT PRESBYTERY DID 



From Page One 

ing the designation and distribution of 
benevolence monies. 

— Received brief reports by the Rev. 
H. B. Dendy for the Presbyterian Home 
for Children, the Rev. James L. Lyons 
for Evangelism, and the Rev. Wade H. 
Boggs for Annuities and Relief. 

— Adopted two overtures: one from 
the Rev. R. E. McClure to clarify par- 
liamentary procedures at meetings of 
the General Assembly, and one from the 
Session of the Black Mountain Church 
relative to the Christian Education-Na- 
tional Ministries Conference held at 
Montreal in August. 

— Elected as Moderator-in-Nomina- 
tion the Rev. LeRoy Secrest who also 
served as Stated Clerk at the Fall meet- 
ing due to the absence on account of ill- 
ness of the Rev. W. G. Thomas. 

— Voted to accept the invitation of 
the Montreal Church for the January 
1969 meeting. 



$85,000 FUND DRIVE 

From Page One 

ducive to spiritual reflection — a plac 
where individuals and groups can g( 
to think, study and worship apart fron 
the distractions of modern city living 
To have a place of retreat from thi 
every day crowded conditions and all 
mosphere of the market place will b' 
an invaluable asset to our people. Herl 
our Presbytery seeks to promote a setj 
ting in which worship, study and reflecj 
tion upon God and men may be nat^ 
urally sought. The quiet beauty of thi 
location is conducive to inspiration botl! 
individually and in groups. _ 

We have the example of Jesus whij 
spent much of his time living in thi 
out-of-doors with His disciples and u< 
ing nature to illustrate many of Hi 
messages from God. 



DR. W. W. PHARR 

Dr. W. W. Pharr, retired minister am 
member of Asheville Presbytery, die< 
Sept. 28, 1968 after a long illness. H 
lived in Black Mountain. 

A memorial will be printed in Ou 
Mountain Work in November. 



Moseley, Mr. T. G., Asheville — Mrs. Terry 

A. Mainer, Miami, Fla. 
Osborne, Mr. H. Arthur, CANTON^Mr. & Mrs. 

Elmer Osborne, "C" Shift — Inspection Dept. 

of Champion Papers, Quality Control Dept. 

of Champion Papers, Canton. 
Pharr, Dr. Walter W., Black Mountain — Rev. 

& Mrs. H. T. Bridgman, Mr. & Mrs. Albert 

Jern, Mr. & Mrs. T. V. Lusk, Mr. & Mrs. W. 

L. Wheelon, Mr. & Mrs. C. M. Wolfe, Mrs. 

P. D. Patrick, Black Mountain. Malvern 

Hills Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 
Powers, Mrs. Faye Reese, Hendersonville — 

Mr. & Mrs. Henry Bunch, Statesville, N. C. 

Mr. 8: Mrs. J. F. McLeod, Jr., Hendersonville. 

Mr. & Mrs. E. F. Camenzind, Brevard. 
Prior, Mrs. Walter, Sr., New Canaan, Conn. 

— Mrs. T. A. Nooner, Hendersonville. 
Ramsey, Mr. Glenn A., Taylors, S. C. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Arnold Phillips, Mrs. Jessie Burgin, 

Asheville. 
Rhodes, Mrs. Flora, Tryon, N. C. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Ray M. Winchester, Brevard. 
Sanders, Master James H. HI, Brevard— Mrs. 

Claire Hennemann, Mr. & Mrs. L. H. Adams, 

Mr. & Mrs. J. F. Aycock, Mrs. Harold Bangs, 

Mrs. Lee Norton, Mr. & Mrs. Duncan Hunter, 

Lt. & Mrs. James M. Keally, III, Brevard. 

Mr. & Mrs. S. E. Shepard, Hendersonville. 
Sawyer, Mr. Cliff A., Weaverville — Marguer- 
ite L. Prince, Asheville. 
Sharp, Mr. Thomas K., Black Mountain — Rev. 

& Mrs. H. T. Bridgman, Black Mountain. 
Sharp, Mr. T. S., Black Mountain — Women 

of The Black Mountain Presbyterian Church. 
Sherrill, Mr. Don D., Catawba, N. C. — Mrs. 

C. B. Martin, Mrs. Luther A. Thomas, Ashe- 
ville. 
Simpson, Mr. David L., Jr., Charlotte, N. C. — 

Mr. & Mrs. Mark Sumner, Sr., Mr. & Mrs. 

G. S. Simpson, Sr., Asheville. 
Taylor, Mr. Jackson White, Gastonia, N. C. 

— Mr. & Mrs. H. J. Runnion, Mrs. May A. 

Dunn, The Smithson Family, Asheville. 

Veknon, Mr. Benjamin Royal, Morganton — 
Mrs. Isaac T. Avery, Sr., Canton. 

Walls, Mr. George F., Sr., Hazelwood — Mr. 
& Mrs. Howard J. Runnion, Asheville. 



WATCH This Column 

The Central Treasurer of Benevolence 
for Asheville Presbytery reports fo 
period indicated below: 

January 1 — October 8 

BUDGETED 

Received for distribution to 
all Benevolent Causes 
Undesignated : $ 1 06,4 18.7 

Received for distribution to 
Special Benevolent Causes 
Designated: 

World Missions 25,802. 

Church Extension 2,583.] 

Christian Education 

Offering __ 103.' 

Presbyterian Home 8,804.| 

Other 3,542.1 

NON-BUDGETED 

Received for distribution to 

World Hunger ___._..__ 52.! 

Easter Offering 2,566.; 

Union Seminary Adv 336.; 

Volkswagen for Rev. 

Alexander 500^ 

Flip Lyons Mem'l Chapel 776.j 

Others _ 2,621.1 



Total Receipts - 1 154, 107. 



Dctober, 1968 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



October, 1968 



THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 



W. G. Thomas Treasurer 

40 Church Street 

Asheville, N. C. 28801 



Since 1904 



Don C. McKenzie, Supt. 

R.F.D. 1 

Black Mountain, N. C. 28712 



Offering the security and training of a Christian Home to 
Fifty Six Boys and Girls, at an annual cost of $84,000. 

Supported entirely by Churches and Friends of Asheville Presbytery, 
with the help of the Duke Endowment and limited income from en- 
dowment funds and contributions of relatives of children. 



eND 



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ADMINISTRATION 




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$20,000 Is Needed 

At Thanksgiving, 1968, To Balance The Budget 

Make Your Contribution In Proportion To Your Ability Through The 

Church Of \ ')ur Choice In Asheville Presbytery, Or Send 

Direct To W. G. Thomas, Treasurer 





Our Mountain Work 

CHURCH EXTENSION • CHRISTIAN EDUCATION • THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN OF BLACK MOUNTAIN 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL • PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF APPALACHIA 

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN U. S. 



NOVEMBER, 1968 

ercd as second-class mallei June 1, 1930, 
'.he Postoffice at Weaveiville. N. C, under 
Act of March 3, 1879. Second Cllass Post- 
paid at Weaverville, N. C. 28787. 

The Whole Work Of The Whole Church 

Promoted In Or Supported By 

Asheville Presbytery 

')Hshcd Monthly At Weaverville, N. C, By 
Asheville Presbytery, Office of 
Executive Secretary 

Rev. VV. G. Thomas, D.D., Editor 
Church Street - - - Asheville, N. C. 28801 

V. H. B. Dendy, D.D. — Business Managet 
Weaverville, N. C. 28787 

Subscription Price: ,§1.00 Per Annum 



ilume LVII November, 1968 No. 11 

AT CHRISTMAS, 1968 
REMEMBER MISSIONARIES 

With Your Prayers 
And Your Greeting 

There are 43 names in the list appear- 
r, below, not including children in 
iny families. 

In eacli case extreme care has been 
'en to addresses for mail at Christ- 
is time. The list was submitted to 
z Board of World Missions, and the 
dresses checked by Miss Kay Procter, 
lissionary Itineration and Support" 
jpartment of the Board. 
I) — Member of Asheville Presbytery, 
om — A Member of this church when 
ey went to the field. 
) — Support provided in part by 
church named. 

case the individual is not a Minister, 
the nature of his work is indicated, 
if known. 
Remember each one in prayer con- 

ntly, and use tire address given for a 

cial Christmas Greeting. 

(More on Page Three) 



THE ANNUAL MEETING 
CHURCH EXTENSION 

The annual meeting for the members 
of the Church Extension Committee, 
the pastors and representatives from the 
aid-receiving churches will be held at 
the First Church, Asheville, Friday, De- 
cember 6, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

The program will consist of oral re- 
ports from the aid-receiving churches; 
a study of the guidelines for the church- 
es during 1969; a study of the short 
form for report on Worship and Work 
for 1968; and a devotional to be given 
by the Rev. Bill Williams, pastor of 
Waynesville Presbyterian Church. 

Lunch will be served by the hostess 
of the First Church at 1:00 p.m. 

There are thirteen aid-receiving 
churches and ten workers: Andrews- 
Hayesville, Calvin S. Rice; Brittains 
Cove-Bethel H. J. Douglas Heck; Bethel 
C, Interim Pastor; Cullowhee, Stanley 
L. Bennett; Dillingham-Ivy Park, Dan- 
iel E. Carlton; Etowah, George F. Gan- 
ey; Friendship, Interim Pastor; Lakey 
Gap, C. W. Solomon; Morrison, W. Ted 
Smith, Jr.; and Trinity, Hugh L. 
Eiclielberger, Jr. 

The quarterly meeting of the Church 
Extension Executive Committee will be- 
gin at 2:00 p.m. This committee is 
comj30sed of: Rev. Bill Williams; Rev. 
J. C. Lime; O. E. Starnes, Jr., Oak For- 
est: George Stowell, Hendersonville; 
Rev. Gale D. Lammey; Rev. Leroy V. 
Secrest, Chairman; J. C. Ward, Arden; 
W. C. Breazeale, Grace Covenant; Rev. 
W. L. Hodgkin; Rev. J. E. Bates; Dr. 
W. M. Nelson, Westminister; B. L. Mc- 
Cihimmery, Franklin. 



THE JOY GIFT FOR 
MINISTERIAL RELIEF 

Dr. Wade H. Boggs, Sr., formerly 
Executive Secretary of the Board of An- 
nuities and Relief, and now serving as 
ciiairman of Presbytery's Permanent 
Committee on Annuities and Relief, 
makes the following appeal for a gener- 

(More on Page Two) 



WITNESS SEASON WORKSHOP 

A workshop will be held at the First 
Presbyterian Church of Asheville on 
December 15, 3:00-5:30 p.m., for the 
purpose of previewing the materials 
recommended for use during the Wit- 
ness Season. The Witness Season is 
jointly sponsored by the Board of World 
Missions, the Board of National Minis- 
tries, and the Division of Evangelism; 
and seeks to strengthen our Christian 
witness at home and abroad. Those who 
are responsible for presenting this em- 
phasis in the churches are most cordi- 
ally invited. 



OFFICER TRAINING 
WEST ASHEVILLE 

An Officer Training Program is being 
planned for Sunday evening, December 
8, at 7:30 at the West Asheville Pres- 
byterian Church. Several of the churches 
in the Asheville area are already plan- 
ning to participate in this unique op- 
portunity. All of the officers, and es- 
pecially newly elected elders and dea- 
cons, are invited to attend this Train- 
ing Program. 



WITNESS AND SERVICE 
A GOOD REPORT 

Henderson County's migrant projects 
became the focus this summer of Trin- 
ity Presbyterian Church's Witness and 
Service efforts. About 20% of Trinity's 
150 members personally participated in 
one or another phase of work that help- 
ed migrant farm laborers who pick 
beans, apples and other crops. Predomi- 
nantly Negro, from soutliern Florida, 
these workers and their children, a 
thousand or more in all, live under con- 
ditions which are almost intolerable. 

Interest by the congregation was 
sparked by several members who were 
active in the local Migrant Council 
which sponsors a health clinic, runs a 
day care center, and operates a cloth- 
ing center. Withdrawal of O.E.O. funds 

(More on Page Two) 



SIQ&S 



0» XttHTS'^^^^ 



The Presbyterian Home For Children 
Of Black Mountain, N. C Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage. Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 
W. G. Thomas. Treasurer Don C. McKenzie, Superintendent 

40 Church street, asheville, n. c. r.f.d. 1, black Mountain, N. C. 

Tel Asheville, 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa, 686-3666 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



November, 196 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

Presbytery of Asheville 

Synod of Appalachia 

1968-1969 
PRESIDENT — Mrs. Grace Stamey, Box 
294, Waynesville, N. C. 28786 

VICE-PRESIDENT— Mrs. S. S. Cooley, 
P. O. Box 745, Black Mountain, N. 
C. 28711 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
Guy White, Kanawha Drive, Mon- 
treat, N. C. 28757 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. Darwin Jordan, Box 104, 
Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 

TREASURER— Mrs. Hugh Lamb, P. O. 
Box 15, Asheville, N. C. 28802 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. Mark Sumner, 38 
Faircrest Road, Asheville, N. C. 
28804 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor — Mrs. Darwin Jordan, Box 104, 
Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 

MEN OF THE CHURCH 

PRESIDENT — Jack Ward, Arden 
Church, 206 Linden Street 
Arden, N. C. 28704 

FIRST V.P. — Thomas A. McGuire, 
Franklin Church, Ridgecrest Circle, 
Franklin, N. C. 28734 

SECOND V.P. — William T. Carpenter, 
Black Mountain Church, 102 Fourth 
St., Black Mountain, N. C. 28711 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Louis B. 
Joyner, Swannanoa Church, 140 East- 
'wood Ave., Swannanoa, N. C. 28778 

FIRST DIVISION CHAIRMAN— R. W. 
Claxton, Bryson City Church, 
Route 1, Whittier, N. C. 28789 

SECOND DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
L. H. Parmele, First Church, Hender- 
sonville, Ridgecrest Drive, Hender- 
sonville, N. C. 28739 

THIRD DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
Frank P. Scott, West Asheville 
Church, 62 Westwood Ave., Asheville, 
N. C. 28806 

YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 

MODERATOR — Susan Rodda, Andrews 
Church 

VICE-MODERATOR — James Hender- 
son, Westminster Church 

STATED CLERK — Alma Evans, West- 
minster Church 

REGISTRAR — Mike Claxton, Bryson 
City Church 

HISTORIAN — James Harrison, West 
Asheville 

TREASURER 
Church 



Lee Nichols, Andrews 



DISTRICT CHAIRMEN— Nann Boggs, 
Grace Covenant; Susan Krause, Mal- 
vern Hills Church; Jessica McCollum; 
Mike Begley, Black Mountain Church; 
Dearing Gardner, First Church, Ashe- 
ville; and Richard Harrison, West 
Asheville. 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. J. 
Douglas Heck, The Rev. Robert S. 
Busey, Miss Geraldine Rustin, First, 
Henderson ville. 



THE JOY GIFT 

(From Page One) 

ous Joy Gift during the month of 
December. 

Ministerial Relief is aid given to aged 
ministers and lay employees of the 
Church who have reached old age and 
are in need. In some instances the de- 
pendents of such aged employees of the 
Church are also eligible for such assist- 
ance in case of need. Some of the Mini- 
sterial Relief funds come from a per- 
centage of the regular benevolent bud- 
gets of the churches; another large part 
of its comes from the annual Joy Gift 
in all of our chuixhes in December. 
Some also comes from the income from 
some Ministerial Relief Endowment 
Funds. 

This Ministerial Relief fund is all 
that our Board has to meet the needs 
of ministers who were required on ac- 
count of age or ill health to retire be- 
fore the Ministers Annuity Fund was 
opened for participation in its benefits. 

In about 1946 the Board, by permis- 
sion of the General / \bly, began to 
use some Ministerial Kelief Funds to 
meet emergency financial situations in 
the lives of those retired on the bene- 
fits of the Ministers Annuity Fund. For 
many years after this fund was opened 
the benefits were inadequate to meet 
even the necessities of life where this 
was the only source of income. But the 
churches realized the need in the lives 
of many retired ministers, and has pro- 
vided generously so the Board has been 
able to make increasing provisions for 
those who have given their all to the 
Chtirch until old age has laid them aside 
by disability of one kind or another. 

Surely the Church will continue to 
provide a generous Joy Gift for this wor- 
thy cause each December so that our 
Board of Annuities and Relief can con- 
tinue to Minister to His Servants in 
Christ's name. When one gives his whole 
adult life in sacrificial service to the 
Church, surely the Church will not let 
him down in old age. A generous Joy 
Gift on the part of every one is the 
answer to this need. 



WITNESS AND SERVICE 

(From Page One) 

early this year caused the Council to 
ask for emergency support from local 
churches and individuals in addition to 
volunteer help. 

Responding to the appeal Trinity 
pledged $1 per member ($150) for 
which a special collection was taken. 
This constituted about one-tenth of the 
fimds needed locally to match a pledge 
by the North Carolina Council of 



MEMORIAL TO DR. PHARR 
By Richard G. Shelor 

Walter Wellington Pharr, D.D., mi 
ister of Asheville Presbytery, died Se 
tember 28, 1968 at his home in Bla( 
Mountain, N. C. after a long illness. 

Dr. Pharr was born March 12, 18{ 
at Newell, N. C. He received his A. 
degree from Davidson College, his B.l 
degree from Union Seminary, Ric 
mond, Va., his D.D. degree from Da\ 
Elkins College and attended the Sc 
bonne in Paris, France. He served, 
a chaplain in Europe with the arm( 
forces during World War I. 

He is survived by his wife, Minn 
Moore Pharr, who faithfully stood I 
and enriched his fruitful ministry; oi 
son, Walter W. Pharr, Jr., and tv 
brothers, William J. and Dr. John ] 
Pharr. 

The greater part of his ministry w. 
spent in West Virginia. He served h 
Lord as pastor of Old Stone Presbyl 
rian Church for four years and past 
of Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church £ 
40 years. While at Mt. Hope he taug' 
an accredited Bible course in the 
Hope School for 13 years without s; 
ary. After retiring in Black Mountai 
he supplied the pulpits of the Malve 
Hills and 1 d Fort Presbyteri; 
Churches and taught Bible classes 
the Black Mountain Church. 

As God's faithful messenger, I 
Pharr never ceased to proclaim t 
Good News by which he lived. Fitti 
are the words of the prophet, Isaia 
"How beautiful upon the mountai 
are the feet of him that bringeth go^ 
tidings, that publisheth peace; th 
bringeth good tidings of good, that pv 
lisheth salvation; that saith unto Zic 
Thy God reigneth." (Isaiah 52:7) 



Churches which has for years support 
the migrant work in Henderson Coun 

Through the N.C.C.C, Trinity lea 
ed that several out-state churches wa; 
ed to send work-study groups to Hi 
derson County, to help in the migrs 
project. Trinity extended an invitati 
to them and four groups came, es 
with about ten teenagers and spons( ■ 
Two groups came from Myers P;,^ , 
Baptist Church in Charlotte, which M 
sent two in 1967, one from Dilwo,i 
Methodist Church in Charlotte, and (C 
from Binkley Memorial Baptist Chu :i 
in Chapel Hill. A fifth group from e 
Wilmington Presbytery planned to coiC 
but was unable to complete arrar;- 
ments. 

Previous use of "Poverty and Af i- 
ence" curriculuin materials had laida 
foimdation at Trinity for some und- 
standing of the migrant work, but the 
was further discussion of the local pi'- 
lem in adult and teenage classes, (e 

(More on Page Four) 



jda 



ovember, 1968 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



PRESf>\jrERim HOME NEU75 

by Cfhe Superinienden} 

Many Friends 

We want to thank our many friends 
ho attended our Open House on the 
7 th of November. A record crowd 
irned out despite the bad weather, 
lur children were very happy that for 
le first time a large number of young 
eople turned out for this visit. One 
lurch sent a bus load of their Senior 
[ighs along with their sponsors. This 
lakes us all feel so good as the children 
nd staff spend many hours getting 
;ady for this day. 

An Enjoyable Day 

Sunday, November 24th, was Home 
)ay at the Hendersonville Church. This 
i a day that all of the children look 
3rward to as it is one of the highlights 
f the year for them. They attended 
unday School and Chinxh and then 
lent into homes of their friends to 
pend a wonderful afternoon. We are 
liankful to our friends in Henderson- 
ille for making this day a wonderful 
xperience for our children. 
A Train RmE 

Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Bickle of Ashe- 
ille were responsible for a trip that 
orty-one of our children will remember 
or a long time. On October 12th the 
hildren were given a day-long train 
ide into the Smoky Mountains to view 
he fall colors. They were served lunch 
>n top of the mountain before their 
eturn trip home. This was the first 
rain ride that the children had ever 
)een on, so you know it was a thrill for 
ill of them. 

Report Cards 

The children received their first re- 
port cards this month and for the most 
)f them the grades were good. Three of 
)ur children made all A's and a number 
>f them made the B Honor Roll. San- 
ira Laughter was the only student in 
he Sophomore Class at Owen High to 
nake the A Honor Roll. Melaine Hyatt 
md Stella Laughter made the A Honor 
Roll in the Grammar School. We are 
oroud of the interest our children have 
in school and the grades they make. 
Beacon Friends 

The Orioles, Champions of the Little 
Baseball League, attended the Clemson- 
North Carolina Football Game at Clem- 
ion on Saturday, November 16. They 
lad a banquet at the Red Carpet Room 
It Bucks Restaurant on their return 
ind were awarded Trophys for their 
ine work during the summer. We are 
grateful to Mr. Wade Martin and the 
Beacon Manufacturing Company for 
naking this possible for our little boys, 
rhe baseball program at Beacon has 
provided so much for all of our chil- 
Iren during the summer months. 
Need For Luggage 
Wanted: Used suitcases. Christmas 

Vacation is not far off and the children 

vill be going into Homes for their vaca- 



tion. We are in need of luggage dur- 
ing this time. If you have any call 686- 
.8666 collect and we will pick it up if 
you leave it at your local church. 



NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS 





Date 


Age 


Michael Bates 


9 


16 


Keith Thomas 


19 


12 


Sandra Laughter 


25 


16 


Melanie Hyatt 


m 


13 


DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS 




Date 


Age 


Amos Edwards 


5 


10 


Anita Edwards 


5 


10 


Carolyn Giber 


16 


14 


Robert Ferguson 


26 


13 


Jason Robinson 


27 


9 



MISSIONARIES 

(From Page One) 
A copy of this issue is mailed to each, 
expressing the Christmas Greeting of 
the entire Presbytery. 

Consult your Postmaster for rates 

on Letters, etc. 
Use full address shown above. 
Mail promptly for arrival before 
Christmas. 



Rev. and Mrs. Charles G. Alexander 
Caixa Postal 629 
Fortaleza 
Ceara, Brazil 

— (S) Canton) 

Dr. and Mrs. Paul S. Alexander 
Tung Hai University 
Tai Chung, Taiwan 
Republic of China 

— Education (S) Oak Forest 

Rev. and Mrs. R. L. Armistead 
Apartado 40 
Ometepec, Guerrero 
Mexico 

— (S) Hendersonville 1st 

Rev. and Mrs. Walter P. Baldwin, Jr. 
31/1 Maruya Cho 
4 Chome, Showa Ku 
Nagoya, Japan 

— (M) Former Pastor Bevard-D.R. 
— Mrs. Baldwin daughter of Dr. and 

Mrs. R. D. Bedinger 

Rev. and Mrs. John Boyle 
Caixa Postal 85 
Ponta Pora 
Mato Grosso, Brazil 

— (S) Hendersonville 1st 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Olin Coleman 
Caixa Postal 24 
Garanhuns 
E. de Pernambuco, Brazil 

— Agricultural. From Weaverville. 
(S) Asheville 1st, (S) Grace Covenant, 
(S) Hendersonville 1st, (S) Weaver 
ville. 

Miss Evelyn Colvin 
23 Ta Tung, Yuli 
Hualien Hsien, Taiwan 
Republic of China 

— (S) Bryson City 

Mr. and Mrs. John W. Davis 
Caixa Postal 502 
Belem, Para, Brazil 

— Industrial. (S) Hendersonville 1st 



Rev. and Mrs. John Ellington 
235 Inman Drfve 
Decatur, Georgia 30030 

— Mr. Ellington was student supply at 
and joined Waynesville Church. 

— (S) Waynesville 

Rev. and Mrs. E. H. Gartrell 
Caixa Postal 18 
Goianesia, Goias, Brazil 

— From Montreat Church. 

Miss Agnes Godert 

Sugiyama Building A-3 
Meitoku Cho 
Gifu, Japan 500 

— (S) Oak Forest 

Mr. and Mrs. Merrill H. Grubbs 
Presbyterian Mission 
Chunju, Chulla Pukdo 
Korea 

— Hospital Administrator, Henderson- 
ville 1st. 
(S) Arden, (S) Hendersonville 1st. 

Rev. and Mrs. Joe B. Hopper 
Box 64 
Montreat, North Carolina 28757 

— From Montreat Church 

Rev. and Mrs. James L. Jackson, Jr. 
B.P. 117 

Luluabourg, via Kinshasa 
Democratic Republic of the Congo 
Africa 

— (S) Malvern Hills 

Rev. and Mrs. Kenneth Kepler 
P. O. Box 870 
Taipei, Taiwan 
Republic of China 

— (S) Hendersonville 1st 

Rev. and Mrs. Jack Maxwell 

Montreat, North Carolina 28757 

— (S) Hazelwood 

— On Furlough from Brazil 

Miss Lucile McElroy 
B.P. 117 

Luluabourg, via Kinshasa 
Democratic Republic of the Congo 
Africa 

from Montreat Church 
(S) Trinity, Hendersonville 

Mr. and Mrs. Dan M. Moore 
265 Columbus Drive 
Decatur, Georgia 30030 

— Business Administrator 

— (S) Hendersonville 1st 
— On Furlough From Japan 

Miss Catherine Peeke 
620 S. Woodlawn 
Bloomington, Indiana 

— Under "Wycliffe Translators". From 
Weaverville. (S) Weaverville. 

Rev. and Mrs. David E. Ross 
Southern Presbyterian Mission 
IPO, Box 1125 
Seoul, Korea 

— (S) Asheville 1st 

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert H. Sisk 
Caixa Postal 1394 
Recife, E. de Pernambuco 
Brazil 

— (S) Oak Forest 

Rev. and Mrs. John Somerville 
Southern Presbyterian Mission 
No. 133 Ojung-Dong 
Taejon, Korea 

(S) — Swannanoa 

I.5iss Cora Wayland 
Presbyterian Mission 
149 Wha San Dong, Chunju 
Chulla Pukdo, Korea 

— (S) Malvern Hills 
(S) Weaverville. 

Rev. and Mrs. D. E. Williams 
Caixa Postal 110 
Sao Luiz, Maranhao 
Brazil 

— (S) Black Mountain. 



^^dd 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



November. 1968 



iMmnrtal (Sifts 

The Presbyterian Home for Children 
Black Mountain. N. C. 



liFXLAMY, Mr. David H., Hkndersonville — Miss 

Maggie Good, Mrs. I. H. Pearce, Mr. & Mrs. 

Ralph S. Crawford, Hendersonville. Mrs. 

Elizabeth R. Donaldson, Asheville. 
Berdkaiix, Mr. C. G., Birmingham, Ala. — South- 
ern Cemetery Association, Asheville. 
BiSHOi', Mi.ss Margaret, Canton — Mrs. Dorothy 

H. Avery, Canton. 
Brintnall, Mrs. Pearl, Bryson City — Mrs. 

James A. Sutton, Sylva. Dr. & Mrs. A. M. 

Ramsey, Marshall. Mrs. Catherine Robertson, 

Mr. & Mrs. Paul K. Ferree, Cherokee. Mrs. 

Lois B. Close, Mrs. Ellen Hyams, Mrs. 

Lillian Cordell, Eudora and Beverly Gunn, 

Circle §1 of The Presbyterian Church, Mr. & 

Mrs. P. S. Ferguson, Dr. & Mrs. H. L. Bacon, 

Mr. & Mrs. Leroy Sossamon, Bryson City. 

Phyllis Claxton, Whittier. 
Brunkhursi, Mr. Henry G., Augusta, Ga. — 

Mr. & Mrs. Delmar Shaver, Swannanoa. 
Clark, Mrs. Gwen B., Raleigh, N. C. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Roy P. Boone, Asheville. 
Clark, Mr. William Bell, Jamesburc, N. J. — 

Dr. & Mrs. Charles L. Newland, Brevard. 
Clauks, Mr. Fred, Philadelphia, Pa. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Ed Cole, Weaverville. 
Coin, Mrs. Hannah, Weaverville — Mr. & Mrs. 

Ed Cole, AVeaverville. 
Connor, Mrs. Annie Lee, Asheville — Taylor 

Bible Class of West Asheville Presbyterian 

Church. 
Cooper, Mrs. Joseph W., Jr., Atlanta, Ga. — 

Dr. & Mrs. D. W. Brosnan IH, Asheville. 
CossABOOM, Mrs. Mary, Kingspori, Tenn. — 

Mrs. E. E. Fies, Hendersonville. 
Crak;, Miss Rebecca, Chester, S. C. — Women 

of the Black Mountain Presbyterian Church. 
Cross Infant, Weaverville — Mrs. Carl Sawyer, 

Miss Martha Lee Sawyer, Weaverville. 
DAVID.SON, Mr. J. E., Swannanoa — Mr. & Mrs. 

M. Graham Price, Asheville. 
DoNNELL, Mrs. Hilda Sa.ms, Weaverville — Miss 

Sue McElroy, Miss Mary McElroy, Mr. & Mrs. 

Ben H. Evans, Women of The Presbyterian 

Church, Circle ffl of The Presbyterian 

Church, Wcaverxille. Mrs. C. E. Gordon, Mrs. 

Grace G. Mancss, Asheville. 
En(;eljoiin, Mr. Alvin P., Hendersonville — 

Mr. k Mrs. W. B. Schorr, Hendersonville. 
Forsyth, Mr. John H., Asheville — Mr. Edward 

H. Coulson, Asheville. 
Gordon, Mr. J. Edgar, Marion, N. C. — The 

Edward Cole Family, Weaverville. 
Graham, Miss Hazel, Lane, S. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 

O. L. Norment, Asheville. 
Hagler, Mrs. Clara, Johnson City, Tenn. — 

Mrs. Lela Whilaker aiul Sara, Mr. Grady 

VVallen, Lucille VVallcn, Mr. & Mrs. Richard 

Morgan & Family, Mr. & Mrs. Charles F. 

Morgan & Family, Mr. & Mrs. William C. 

Dillingham, Jr. & Family, Mr. & Mrs. Harry 

Howell, Mr. & Mrs. K. L. Curtis, Mr. & Mrs. 



Roy Buckner, Dr. & Mrs. Weldon P. Chand- 
ler, Miss Mary McElroy, Miss Sue McElroy, 
Circle ;j/2 of The Presbyterian Church, Weav- 
erville. Mr. & Mrs. Graham Price & Family, 
Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. C. S. Morgan, Mrs. 
Myrtle Buckner, Mr. & Mrs. Billie Buckner, 
Barnardsville. Dr. & Mrs. Guy Burchfiel, Cul- 
lowhee. 

Hargrove, Mr. Ivan Mann, Sequim, Wash. — 
VA'omen of the Bethel Presbyterian Church, 
Canton. 

HiGDON, Mr. Steve, Andrews — Mr. Harry 
Reeves, Andrews. 

Jenkins, Mr. Grady, Gastonia, N. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. L. H. Adams, Brevard. 

Jones, Mr. Albert C, Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. A. P. Goodwin, Hendersonville. 

KiRKLAND, Mrs. Lenna B., Nicholls, Ga. — 
Women of The Presbyterian Church, An- 
drews. 

Lacy, Mrs. Fannie A., Black Mountain — Mr. 
& Mrs. Justin McSweeney, Decatur, Ga. Mr. & 
Mrs. Howard P. Harris, Mr. & Mrs. Melvin E. 
Davis, Women of Black Mountain Presbyter- 
ian Church, Black Mountain. 

Leach, Miss Ida, Franklin — Mr. Robert L. Cur- 
tis, Franklin. 

McGowAN, Mr.. Julia, Clyde — Women of The 
Presbyterian Church, Canton. 

Xash, Mr. James A., Danville, Va. — Mrs. Mar- 
tha C. Furness, Mr. Thomas Furness, Sr., Miss 
Mary Furness, Canton. Mr. & Mrs. James R. 
L. Davis & Family; Geneva, Dorothy, Edna, 
Jacksie, Asheville. Mrs. J. M. Good, Sr., Miss 
Maggie Good, Mrs. I. H. Pearce, Henderson- 
ville. 

Parsons, Mrs. Flom) — Women of The Presby- 
terian Church, Andrews. 

Pharr, Dr. W. W., Black Mountain — Mrs. 
John R. Hay, Women of The Black Moun- 
tain Presbyterian Church, Black Mountain. 
Mr. & Mrs. E. E. Crisp, Montreat. Women 
of the Malvern Hills Church, Asheville. 

/Jeeves, Mrs. Iola, Marietta. Ga. — Southern 
Cemetery Association, Asheville. 

RE.MiN(,roN, Mrs. Roe, Hendersonville — Mrs. 
Bruce Drysdale, Mrs. E. E. Fies, Henderson- 
ville. 

Russell, Mrs. M. H., Kernerville, N. C. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Harry Reeves, Mr. & Mrs. Ben Ray, 
Mrs. J. H. Pullium, Andrews. 

Sales, Myrtle Westall, Asheville — Miss Janef 
Newman Preston, Decatur, Ga. 

Sanders, Masier James III, Brevard — Dr. & Mrs. 
Charles L. Newland, Circle ^1 of The Pres- 
byterian Church, Brevard. 

Su,VERS, Mr. John, Weaverville — Men's Bible 
Class of the Presbyterian Church, Weaver\'ille. 

Smith, Mrs. Caleb, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. — Mrs. 
Albert N. Barnett, Asheville. 

S.MrtH, Mr. J. Theodore, Asheville — Mr. G. L. 
Lowry, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. E. L. Curtis, 
Weaverville. 

Stur<;is, Mr. Clarence Fewell, Rock Hill, S. C. 
— Mrs. Joe F. Maloney, Miss Maggie Good, 
Lila Ripley Barnwell Class of First Church, 
Hendersonville. 

Ti'Ri,E\, Mr. Ira S., Henderonville — Dr. & 
Mrs. Walter A. Luck, Hendersonville. 



MemorisL Gift for The Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 

Enclosed is $ In Memory Of 



name of deceased 



Who died- 



at 



place (post office) 



Send acknowledgement to_ 



correct name for mail, please 



Address 



complete address for mail, please 



Donor's Name- 



Donor's Address. 



Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Preshyterian Home, 40 Cliurcli Street, Asheville, N. C. 

(AcknozvUdgennnl cm,!^ ivlll he mailed proinplly if siifficicvl information is given in blanks above) 



Watch This Column 

The Central Treasurer of Benevolences 
for Asheville Presbytery rejoorts for 
period indicated below: 

January 1 — November 8 
BUDGETED 
Received for distribution to 
all Benevolent Causes 

Undesignated: $121,475.60 

Received for distribution to 
Sjaecial Benevolent Causes 
Designated: 

World Missions 26,554.15 

Church Extension 2,583.21 

Church Education 

Offering 492.82 

Presbyterian Home 10,281.55 

Other 3,865.35 

NON-BUDGETED 
Received for distribution to 

"Halt Hunger" Offering 1,726.6S 

Easter Offering 2,566.45 

Union Seminary Advance 342.16 

Volkswagen for Rev. 

Alexander 500.00 

Flip Lyons Mem'l Chapel 776.72 

Others 2,898.80! 

Total Receipts |174,063.44 



WITNESS AND SERVICE 

(From Page Two) 

circle devoted a meeting to viewmg 
slides and discussing how the migrants 
might be helped. 

Host couples recruited in the congre 
gation served a week each to help care 
tor the needs of the visiting groups 
Other members loaned cots and bakec 
cakes. Local ministers took turns in 
leading evaluation sessions for eacf 
group. These undertook to help relati 
Christian faith to tlie week's experience 
wliile these were freshly in mind. Dur 
ing the week groups worked at the da 
care and clothing centers, did carpen 
try and painting, visited camps and tli 
health clinic. 

Being a young church, Trinity hai 
few teenagers but several joined othe 
local youth volunteers at the day can 
center when there were no visiting 
groups. Trinity women and somi 
couples worked at the clothing centen 
One leader undertook the continuing 
job of recruiting and scheduling work 
ers from various churches, for work a 
the clothing center. 

Perhaps the best measure of what wa 
accomplished for local as well as out 
state volunteers is expressed in this ex 
cerpt from a letter received later fro: 
Charlotte. 

"This has been one of the greatesj 
o]jportunities our youth group has evei 
had. We are all grateful to your churcli 
for providing us with lodging." (teen 
ager)' : V - 

(Written by Mr. Arthur Ocker of thf 
Trinity Church.) 










SINCE 1910 



Our Mountain Work 

CHURCH EXTENSION •CHRISTIAN EDUCATION • THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN OF BLACK MOUNTAIN 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL • PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE. SYNOD OF APPALACHIA 

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN U. S. 

A MAJOR ADDITION AND DEVELOPMENT 
AT OAK FOREST CHURCH 



DECEMBER, 1968 

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: the Postoffice at Weaverville, N. C, under 
le Act of March 3, 1879. Second Class Post- 
re paid at Weaverville, N. C. 28787. 

The Whole Work Of The Whole Church 

Promoted In Or Supported By 

Asheville Presbytery 

ublished Monthly At Weaverville, N. C, By 
Asheville Presbytery, Office of 
Executive Secretary 

Rev. W. G. Thomas, D.D., Editor 
Church Street Asheville, N. C. 28801 

EV. H B. Dendy, D.D. — Business Maimger 
Weaverville, N. C. 28787 

Subscription Price: $1.00 Per Annum 



olume LVir December, 1968 No. 12 

ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY 
WINTER MEETING 

The winter meeting of Asheville Pres- 
'tery will be held at Montreal Presby- 
rian Church, Montreal, N. C, Tues- 
ly, January 21, 1969, 9:30 A.M. Regis- 
ition will begin at 9:00 A.M. The 
eeting will be held in Gaither Chapel 
ith Montreat-Anderson College serv- 
g as co-host. The Rev. Calvin C. 
hielman will serve as host pastor. 
The Rev. G. Aiken Taylor will preach 
e opening sermon at the request of the 
oderator, Thomas H. Penland, a ruling 
der in the Ivy Park church. The Rev. 
;roy V. Secrest, Assistant Pastor of the 
rst Church, Asheville, is moderator- 
)minee. 

The annual statistical reports from 
e thirty-seven churches will be re- 
ived. The executive committees and 
;rmanent committees will make annual 
ports. Four Commissioners, two min- 
(More on Page Three) 




On October 20, 1968, ground was 
broken for a major addition and im- 
provement to the Oak Forest Church. 

The ground breaking service was 
conducted by the minister. The Rev. 
Gale D. Lamamey, and was attended by 
about seventy-five people. 

The new work will include the com- 
plete refurbishing and remodeling of 
the sanctuary, a new steeple, new class 
rooms and new fellowship hall and 
kitchen. The work is expected to cost 
$212,000 - $185,000 for construction and 
$27,000 for new equipment, furnishing 
and other costs. 

The new sanctuary wil run east and 
west instead of north and south. It will 

(More on Pag'e Three) 



MISSION POSSIBLE 
ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

"Mission Possible" is possible in 
Asheville Presbytery. This is a joint 
product of the Division of Christian 
Witness of the Board of National Min- 
istries and the Board of World Mis- 
sions. "Mission Possible" will bring out- 
standing national ministers from coun- 
tries in which the Presbyterian Church 
has mission work. These ministers will 
itinerate through the General Assem- 
bly during the Witness Season, 1969. 

During a recent meeting called by the 
moderator of the Synod of Appalachia, 
the Rev. W. F. Wadsworth, and held in 

(More on Page Two) 



Best Wishes For A Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year 



i^ 






The Presbyterian Home For Children 
Of Black Mountain, N. C. Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 
W. G. Thomas, Treasurer Don C. Mckenzie, Superintendent 

40 Church street, Asheville, N. C. r.f.d. I, black Mountain, n. c. 

Tel. asheville, 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa, 686-3666 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



December, 1961 



THE CHURCH TREASURER 
JANUARY 2, 1969 

The local church treasurer is request- 
ed to submit all benevolent contribu- 
tions through December 31, 1968 to the 
Central Treasurer of Presbytery, 40 
Church Street, Asheville, by January 2. 
Contributions leceived after January 2, 
will be applied to the 1969 gifts. 



REPORT TO CHURCHES 
By January 8, 1969 

The Central Treasurer will submit to 
each local church a detailed statement 
by January 8, 1969 of the definite 
amount contributed to the benevolent 
causes during 1968, Assembly, Synod, 
and Presbytery. The churches making 
the December contributions immediate- 
ly after Sunday, the 29, will receive the 
statement prior to January 8. 



THE SPENDING BUDGET 
FOR 1969 

During the meeting of Presbytery, to 
be held January 21, a spending budget 
for ail benevolent causes for 1969 will 
be adopted (see Presbytery's Manual, 
page 6) . Prior to January 7, Presby- 
tery's Council must receive from the Ses- 
sion of each church the 1969 Benevolent 
Commitment. The commitment can be 
based on a definite percentage of the 
total receipts (excluding building funds 
and special offerings) , or the definite 
amount the church expects to give to 
all benevolent causes. The commitment 
should be sent to the Office of Presby- 
tery, 40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 
28801. 



YOUTH DIRECTOR 
ARDEN CHURCH 

Miss Ilene Douglas is serving as Youth 
Director in the Arden Presbyterian 
Church. 

Miss Douglas was reared in the State 
of Florida and is still glad to call home 
Clearwater, Florida. Her home church 
is the First Presbyterian Church, Dune- 
din, Florida. She attended St. Andrews 
College Laurinburg, N. C. for two 
years and graduated from Erskine Col- 
lege in South Carolina with a Bible ma- 
jor in 1968. 

For three summers she worked with 
Youth Life and in the fall of 1967 she 
spent four months in Kenya as a short 
term missionary for the Africa Inland 
Mission teaching Physical Education 
and working in the library of a school 
for missionary children called Rift Val- 
ley Academy. 



1968 STATISTICAL FORMS 
DATE DUE — JAN. 14 

The Statistical Forms for 1968 have 
been mailed to pastor or clerk of the 
Session of each church in the Presby- 
tery. Completed forms must be re- 
turned to the Office of Presbytery by 
January 14. 



BUILDING PROJECTS 
IN PRESBYTERY 

• The Andrews church has complet- 
ed the construction of a beautiful and 
efficient manse at a cost of $25,000. The 
Rev. Calvin S. Rice and the members 
of his family have moved in and now 
are enjoying the comforts and conveni- 
ences of the new home dedicated in a 
special service Sunday, December 22. 

• The Board of Trustees of the Pres- 
byterian Home for Children authorized 
the construction of a new home for the 
Superintendent, Mr. Donald A. McKen- 
zie, and his family. Construction has 
been completed and the house will be 
occupied by the McKenzie family im- 
mediately. 

• The Oak Forest Church is in the 
midst of constructing a new addition 
and many other improvements. (See ar- 
ticle) 



CAMP CAMPAIGN FUND 
INVITATIONS 

Mr. John Tyndall, Chairman of Pres- 
bytery's Camp Campaign Fund, is in a 
receptive mood for invitations to visit 
the churches of the Presbytery. The 
committee will not come to your church 
without an invitation. Seven churches 
have been visited. The committee mem- 
bers have been graciously received and 
the fund generously supported. If your 
church is one among the remaining 
thirty to be visited, urge- the officers to 
select a date and time and notify Mr. 
Tyndall immediately. 



JANUARY MEETINGS 
IMPORTANT 

Listed below are only a few of the 
important meetings, which will be held 
during January, pertaining to the Wor- 
ship and Work of Asheville Presbytery: 

• Christian Witness Season meetings 
in the various churches of the Pres- 
bytery. The Season begins January 
1 and continues through the month 
of March. 

• The Committee on the Office of the 
Executive Secretary, the Rev. A. Al- 
len Gardner, Jr., Chairman, will 
meet at the S&W Cafeteria, Ashe- 



ville, Monday, January 6, 12:3j 
P.M. 

• Presbytery's Council Dr. Horace A 
Adams, Chairman, will meet at th 
S &W Cafeteria, Asheville, Tuesday 
January 7, 6:30 P.M. 

• Presbytery's Christian Educatiol 
Committee, the Rev. B. Hoyt Evani 
Chairman, will meet at the S&VB 
Cafeteria, Asheville, Tuesday nighiT 
January 14, 6:30 P.M. 

• The Board of Trustees of the Pre 
byterian Home for Children w| 
meet at the Home Thursday nigjs 
January 16, 6:00 o'clock. 

• Presbytery meeting, M o n t r e a 
church, Tuesday, January 21, 9:3| 
A.M. 



MISSION POSSIBLE 



(From Page 1) 

Morristown, Tennessee, it was unanl 
mously agreed that the Synod shoull 
partcipate in "Mission Possible" 
scheduled by the Assembly January 31 
February 5, 1969. Invited to this meel 
ing were: Executive Secretaries, ani 
Chairman of Presbytery and Synod Corrl 
mittees on National Ministries anJ 
World Missions, and Vice-President o| 
the Synodical. The Rev. Lewis Lanl 
caster, Jr., a member of the Synod, 
missionary on Furlough, and Co-ordinjjl 
tory of the program at the Assembli 
level met with the group. 

It was announced that three forei,£ 
Nationals had been assigned to the S) 
od for this period. It was agreed thi 
one would be assigned to Knoxvill 
Presbytery for the entire period ar 
that the other two would be shared 
Holston and Asheville Presbyteries fi| 
the first four days (Jan. 31-Feb. 3) ai 
these two would then be assigned 
Abingdon Presbytery for the remainii 
two days, February 4-5. 

The Nationals assigned to the Sync 
are: The Rev. Pierre Shamba, Congi 
the Rev. Antonio Elias, Brazil; and tE 
Rev. Jean-Claude Bordier, Belgiur 
Probably Mr. Bordier will be assigne 
to Asheville Presbytery. 

Committees were appointed to pla 
and develop the program in each of tt 
Presbyteries. The committee for AshJ 
ville Presbytery is: the Rev. Leroy 
Secrest, Chairman; the Rev. Hugh 
Eichelberger, Jr., and Mrs. J. E. Wi| 
son. This committee will soon reveq 
how "Mission Possible" is possible 
Asheville Presbytery. 



icember, 1968 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



PRE5byTERI/^N HOME mWS 

bv Q'he Superiniendenl 

Suitcases And Many Friends 

Thanks to all ot your for the response 
our call for suitcases for our children, 
seems now that all of our children 
11 have a suitcase when they leave for 
iristmas Vacation. The children will 
ive the 22nd of December for their 
cation. The call for our children 
s been the best in a number of years. 
any were disappointed when they 
and that all of our children had been 
aced for the Holidays. 

A Jolly Time 

Many thanks to the V.F.W. and Mrs. 
bert Reid for the party given to our 
ildren on the 8th of December. The 
rty was in the big parlor and was 
joyed by all. Refreshments were 
rved to the children and staff. 

The Thanksgiving Response 

We would like to thank all of you 
r the response to our call at the 
lanksgiving Season. The final report 
not in as yet but indications are that 
will be successful. The response of 
e young people in our Presbytery was 
itstanding this year and we are so 
ankful for this. 



JANUARY BIRTHDAYS 

-Cathey Prather age 12 

-Dewayne Biggerstaff age 8 

-Gary Adams age 15 



OAK FOREST 

(From Page 1) 

ive additional seating with the addi- 
an of a vestibule and new arrange- 
ent of pulpit area. 

The new steeple will be seventy-seven 
et and will be visible from almost any 
ea in this part of Buncombe County, 
will be lighted at night and will be 
ade of porcelain material. 
The new fellowship hall and kitchen 
"ea will be moved to the ground level 
nder part of the new sanctuary. It 
ill have more area than the old hall 
id the new kitchen will have addition- 
equipment. 

New class rooms will be made in the 
d fellowship hall area and from areas 
ined from the re-arrangement of the 
nctuary. 

No date has been set for the comple- 
3n of the work, but we look toward 
'mpletion date next spring or sum- 
er. The H. M. Rice and Son Com- 
any of Weaverville is the contractor. 



The church is now having its wor- 
ship services in the original church, now 
known as the chapel. Two services are 
held each Sunday — 9:00 and 11:15 
A.M. with the Church School at 10:00. 



SYLVA CHURCH 
MEMORIAL GIFT 

A beautiful Dedication Service was 
held at the First Church in Sylva re- 
cently when Felix W. Potts of Bryson 
City presented to the church a beauti- 
ful Offering Plate Service as a memorial 
to his mother, Leah Lee Leatherwood 
Potts. 

It was in her home a few women met 
and organized the Women of the 
Church electing Mrs. Potts president. 
From this first small organized group 
the Presbyterian Church has grown. 

Among members of her family pres- 
ent for the service were: Mr. and Mrs. 
Felix W. Potts and daughter, Anne, 
of Bryson City, N. C; two daughters, 
Mrs. U. S. Stroups of Asheville, N. C. 
and Mrs. Geo. C. Zirkle of Dandridge, 
Tenn.; and a grandson, Mr. Langdon 
Potts and wife of Jefferson City, Tenn. 



PRESBYTERY 

(FVom Page 1) 

isters and two ruling elders, will be 
elected to attend the 1969 General As- 
sembly meeting to be held in Mobile, 
Alabama, Thursday, April 24, 1969. 
Consideration will be given to The Pro- 
posed Plan of Union between The Re- 
formed Church in America and The 
Presbyterian Church In the United 
States. 

Completion of the voting on the pro- 
posed amendments to the Constitution 
will be accomplished. At 12:00 o'clock 
noon, a missionary will be heard (Name 
to be announced) . 

The meal will be provided by the 
Montreat Church and the Montreat- 
Anderson College. 

During the afternoon session, Mrs. 
Grace Stamey, president of the Women 
of Asheville Presbytery, will present an 
annual report. 



LIFE MEMBERSHIP 
MURPHY CHURCH 

The Evening Circle and the Women 
of the Presbyterian Church held their 
annual Christmas party, Monday eve- 
ning December 2 in the Westminster 
Building with Mrs. Ruth Wilson and 
Mrs. Margaret C. Gibbs as hostesses. 

Mrs. Holland McSwain presided over 



the business and opened the meeting 
with prayer, atter winch Mrs. Marceiia 
Smitn gave the program on "No Room 
at the Inn". 

During the social hour Mrs. McSwain 
was presented an Honorary Life Mem- 
bership of the Presbyterian Church and 
a pin. Gifts were also exchanged. 

The hostesses served refreshments to 
the following: Mesdames Vernie Ayers, 
Viola Ledford, Nellie Davis, Helen Carl- 
son, Lewis Hodges, E. H. Brumby, R. 
H. Foard, Holland McSwain, Libby Gor- 
don ,Janet Owens, Jean White, Jean 
Singleton, Miriam Moore, Ruth Sprung, 
Ann Phillips, Marceiia Smith, Docia 
Thompson, Misses Clarissa Kincaid, Lil- 
lie Stephens, and Hattie Palmer. 



WORLD MISSION CONFERENCE 
SYNOD OF APPALACHIA 

Synod's World Mission Conference 
will be held at Gatlinburg, Tennessee, 
Friday through Sunday, February 7-9, 
1969. The announced theme is: "Tell 
It Like You Should." The cost per per- 
son is $17.00 and invited are: all high 
school sophomores on up, all college 
students — and all concerned in World 
Missions. 



CHURCH WORLD SERVICE 

Church World Service truck will come 
again from New Windsor, Maryland, 
to North Carolina the second week in 
March, 1969. They are urging all house- 
wives to go through their clothes closets 
at this holiday time of year and during 
early spring cleaning time. Pick out 
all clothing that has not been worn for 
one year and give it to those in need. 
Pack the garments closely in heavy car- 
tons, tie them securely, mark name of 
your church and denomination on the 
outside of the box, estimate the weight 
or weigh the carton and then take it to 
the Jesse Ray Funeral Home, 185 Bilt- 
more Avenue. Men's, boys' and chil- 
dren's clothing are specially needed 
Blankets are always needed. Often one 
blanket has to serve a whole family. 
They welcome a gift of a blanket even 
more than food. A gift of $3.00 to 
Church World Service will permit 
(C.W.S.) to buy a much better blanket 
than you could buy yourself. Any money 
for processing at the rate of 10c per 
pound should be mailed in a separate 
check to: 

Clothing Appeal Money, Box 220, 
Elkhart, Indiana, 46514. Your cancelled 
check is your receipt. ' 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



December, 196i: ll 



The Presbyterian Home for Children 
Black Mountain, N. C. 



Adams, Mrs. Jane, Arlington, Va. — Circle 
No. 1 of the Presbyterian Church, Franklin. 

Allan, Mrs. Grace White, Franklin — The 
Horace Nolen Family, Franklin. 

Allen, Mr. Rufus E., Asheville — Edwards 
Memorial Bible Class of West Asheville Pres- 
byterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Richard Mc- 
Intyre, Miss Cordelia Camp, Mrs. H. Maxcy 
Smith, Asheville. Mrs. Dorothy H. Avery, 
Canton. 

Barkesdale, Mrs. George, Fletcher — Dr. & 
Mrs. Albert Berry, Asheville. 

Bellamy, Mr. David, Hendfrsonville — Stu- 
dent Body of the High School, Mr. & Mrs. 
Harold Flanagan, Hendersonville. 

Brintnall, Mrs. Pearl, Bryson City — Mr. & 
Mrs. Felix W. Potts, Mrs. Paul Hambly, Mr. 
& Mrs. C. A. Casada, Bryson City. Mrs. Al- 
bert R. Bradley, Silver Spring, Md. Employ- 
ees of Registrar Division of Walter Reed 
General Hospital, Washington, D. C. Mr. & 
Mrs. Venoy Reed, Sylva. 

Brintnall, Mr. Phillip Ervin, Jr., Henderson- 
ville — Mr. & Mrs. Max C. Witt, Bryson 
City. Mr. & Mrs. Venoy Reed, Sylva. 

Bryson, Mr. Everette — Mr. & Mrs. Hal Lance, 
Mountain Home. 

Burdette, Mrs. Patrick, Asheville — Circle No. 
11 of First Church, Asheville. 

Gates, Miss Joephine, Black Mountin — Mr. 
& Mrs. C. M. Wolfe, Mrs. W. W. Pharr, Black 
Mountain. Miss Margaret E. Smith, Mon- 
treat. 

Clark, Mr. J. M., Winston-.Salem, N. C. — 
Mrs. Allen W. Groover, Hendersonville. 

Claxton, Mrs. Mary, Moody, Md. — Mr. P. 
K. Ferree, Mr. H. V. Easterly, Mrs. Catherine 
Robertson, Cherokee. 

Cloud, Mrs. Ethel, Houston, Texas — Mrs. 
Alyce P. Reese, Hendersonville. 

Creasman Mr. J. Henry, Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Van Butler, Arden. 

Davison, Mrs. Lyda M., Asheville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Jackson F. Dunn, Women of the Pres- 
byterian Church, Sylva. Mr. & Mrs. J. V. Mc- 
Han, Bryson City. 

Diurba, Mrs. Susan, Courtland, O. — Mr. & 
Mrs. H. A. Ficken, Asheville. 

Dodd, Mrs. Fred F., Webster — Dr. Margaret 
V. Burns, Asheville. Dr. & Mrs. William A. 
Matthews, Cullowhee. 

Engeljohn, Mr. Alvin F., Hendersonville — 
Mrs. Ethel W. Engeljohn, Mr. & Mrs. Harold 
Flanagan, Hendersonville. 

Gash, Miss Pink — Miss Carolyn Kimzey, Horse 
Shoe. 

Gasperson, Mr. Jerry, Arden — Mr. Enno F. 
Camenzind, Brevard. 

Gilbert, Mr. Edward B., Jr., Asheville — Mr. 
& Mrs. Clyde R. Duckett, Asheville. 

GiLLEY, Mrs. Shelor, Sylva — Mr. & Mrs. Jack- 
son F. Dunn, Sylva. 

GiPNER, Mrs. Olive T., Asheville — Circle No. 6 
of First Church, Asheville. 



GooDSON, Mr. Newton, Waynesville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Henry H. Garner, Waynesville. 

Gray, Mrs. Minnie, Dillsboro, N. C. — Women 
of the Presbyterian Church, Sylva. 

Hall, Mr. Sam, Franklin — Mr. & Mrs. B. L. 
McGlamery, Franklin. 

Harkins, Mr. Thomas J., Asheville — Mrs. 
Lucille T. Pace, The Hugh Lamb Family, 
Asheville. 

Hawkins, Mrs. P. Hugh, Durham, N. C. — 
Alice C. Shuford, Asheville. 

Henline, Mr. Edgar B. — Board of Trustees 
of The Presbyterian Home for Children, 
Black Mountain. 

Horton Mr. V. W., Asheville — Mr. Robert 
L. Curtis, Franklin. Mr. & Mrs. E. H. Shope, 
Candler, Mr. & Mrs. E. L. Curtis, Weaver- 
ville. 

Hubbell, Mrs. Willard, Miami, Fla. — Rufus, 
Josephine & Jody Summerrow, Waynesville. 

Jones, Mr. Albert C, Hendersonville — Mr. 
Mrs. Harold Flanagan, Hendersonville. 

Jones, Mrs. Elizabeth, Brooksville, Fla. — 
Mr. John A. Schweitzer, Asheville. 

Koyen, Mr. J. C, Metuchen, N. y. — Mr. & 
Mrs. J. T. Blackwell, Brevard. 

Massagee, Mr. B. B., Hendersonville — Mr. 
& Mrs. Harold Flanagan, Hendersonville. 

Matthew, Mrs. Lydia, Manchester, England — 
Mr. Thomas Furness, Miss Mary Furness, 
Canton. Mr. & Mrs. James R. L. Davis, Ashe- 
ville. 

McKay, Mr. Lawrence H., Flat Rock — Mrs. 
William M. Shepherd, Mrs. D. B. Green, Mr. 
John Kimzey, Mr. & Mrs. Walter Pike, Mr. 
& Mrs. R. E. Langhans, The Rev. J. T. Fain. 
Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Allen, Mrs. E. E. 
Fies, Mr. & Mrs. Frazier T. Blair, Mrs. George 
B. Philips, Miss Emma Sample, Miss Anne 
Sample, Mary Smyth S. S. Class of First 
Church, Mr. & Mrs. Harry L. Rogers, Mrs. 
Edith B. Braine, Miss Vinnie L. Black, Mr. 
& Mrs. L. A. Blair, J. Steven Brown, 
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen E. Shepard, Mrs. 
Laura J. Greene, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur W. 
Childs, Kalmia Dairy Co-Op, Inc., Kalmia 
Board of Directors, Mr. & Mrs. Reid E. 
McConnell, Dr. & Mrs. R. A. Porer, Mr. 
& Mrs. Louia Pittillo, Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth G. 
Bartels, Circle No. 8 of First Church, Lillian 
Graham Allen, Mrs. Bruce Drysdale, Miss 
Maggie Good, Mrs. J. M. Good, Sr., Mrs. 
L H. Pearce, Mr. & Mrs. H. F. Williams, Cora 
H. Fisher, Mr. & Mrs. Harold Flanagan, Mr. 
8; Mrs. Thomas D. Clark, Mrs. E. Y. Marsh, 
Mrs. L. B. McDonald, Mr. & Mrs. J. E. 
Usher, Superintendent and Office Staff and 
Board Members of the Henderson County 
Board of Education, Hendersonville. The 
Rev. & Mrs. R. E. McClure, Mrs. Isabel C. 
Reed, Asheville. Tracy Grove Home Exten- 
sion Club, Mr. & Mrs. L. E. Frazier, Upward 
Community Club, Mr. & Mrs. C. C. Gates, 
Mr. Joseph A. Tolbert, Mrs. John A. Hudg- 
ens, Sr., Mr. E. Smyth Hudgens, Tracy 
Grove Community Club, Dr. & Mrs. 
Joseph P. Bailey, Mr. & Mrs. Max Dal- 
ton. Flat Rock. Mr. & Mrs. Ted R. Ray, Clear- 
water, Fla. Mr. & Mrs. Sam McKay, Jr., Mr. 
& Mrs. James E. Craig, Gastonia, N. C. Mr. 
Kurt C. Drews, Mountain Home. Mr. & Mrs. 
George C. Klick, Mr. & Mrs. J. P. McCrary, 



Memorial Gift for The Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 

Enclosed is $ In Memory Of 



name of deceased 



Who died. 



at 



place (post office) 



Send acknowledgement to_ 
Address 



correct name for mail, please 



complete address for mail, please 



Donor's Name_ 



Donor's Address. 



Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 

{Acknowledgement cards zvill he mailed promptly if sufficient information is given in blanks above) 



Mrs. B. D. Phillips, Horse Shoe. Mr. & Mril 
Donald C. McKenzie, Board of Trustees cfl 
The Piesbyterian Home for Children, Blac- 
Mountain. Capt. & Mrs. F. M. Morgan, Sai 
Clemente, Calif. Mr. & Mrs. Lew R. Hoy! 
Columbia, S. C. Mrs. Harry T. Jones, Jr 
Mr. & Mrs. William J. Powell, Thomasvilkj 
Ga. Mrs. Eileen B. Carson, Kingsport, TeniiL 
Mr. 8: Mrs. R. S. Uzzell, Jr., Bryn Mawr, Paj 

Miller, Mr. Tindale, Asheville — Mr. & Mrili 
George L. Thomas, Weaverville. j 

Patterson, Mrs. A. L., Savannah, Ga. — Mrs! 
S. G. Glisson, Bluffton, S. C. . .« 

Porter, Mrs. J. A., Asheville — Mrs. Coulte' ■% 
D. Huyler, Ojai, Calif. 

Powers, Mrs. Otis V., Hendersonville — Mi! 
& Mrs. Harold Flanagan, Hendersonville. \ 

Remington, Mrs. Roe, Hendersonville — Mrf 
Edward Bower, San Diego, Calif. 

Seagraves, Mrs. Mary Phillips, Athens, Ga.-J 
Dr. & Mrs. Eugene R. Harpe, Waynesville.} 

5HEARER, Mrs. H. A., Vero Beach, Fla. — Ciii 
cle No. 3 of the Presbyterian Church, Frank 
lin. 

Simpson, Mrs. Jim C, Asheville — Mr. Jame, 
T. Watson, St. Petersburg Beach, Fla. 

Smith, Mrs. Caleb R., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 
Mrs. H. E. Pollock, Asheville. 

Smith, Mrs. Maude, Chickamauga, Ga. — M' 
& Mrs. Felix W. Potts, Bryson City. 

Snipes, Mrs. Elizabeth, Fayetteville, N. C.- 
Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Balir, Mrs. Allen Vi 
Groover, Hendersonville. 

Stamey, Mrs. Belle Welch, Canton — Mr. 
Mrs. Grover T. Mauney, Canton. 

Sturgis, Mr. C. F.— Mr. & Mrs. Harold Flan| 
gan, Hendersonville. 

Trantham, Mrs. Glenna, Bryson City — M[ 
& Mrs. Paul Hambly, Bryson City. 

TuRLEY, Mr. Ira S., Hendersonville — Mr. 
Mrs. Alfred P. Goodwin, Hendersonville. 

Wallace, Mrs. F. L., Port Arthur, Tex. - 
Mr. & Mrs. James M. Coleman, Ashevile. 

Walser, Mrs. Bruce — The Hugh Lamb FamiJ 
Asheville. 

Warburton, Mr. Robert C, Hendersonville-I 
Mr. & Mrs. Alfred P. Goodv\'in, Lila Riph| 
Barnwell Class of First Church, Miss Maggi 
Good, Mr. & Mrs. R. E. Langhans, Mr. 
Mrs. John I. Bush, Mr. & 'Mrs. Waltif* 
Schmidt, Martha Scherer, Mr. & Mrs. FrarjjJ 
L. Aitcheson, Miss Ruth P. Aitcheson, Mr. 
Mrs. Arthur W. Childs, Mr. and Mrs. G. 
Stowell, Hendersonville. 

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WATCH This Column 

The Central Treasurer of Benevoleno 
for Asheville Presbytery reports f( 
jaeriod indicated below: 

January 1 — December 7 
BUDGETED 
Received for distribution to 
all Benevolent Causes 

Undesignated: |145,349.S 

Received for distribution to 
Special Benevolent Causes 
Designated: 

World Missions 17,425.^hci 

Church Extension 2,590.1 

Christian Ed. 503.^ 

Presbyterian Home 17,932.2 

Other 4,184.' 

NON-BUDGETED 
Received for distribution to 'I 

"Halt Hunger" Offering.... 2,205.';| 

Easter Offering 2,588.1 

Union Seminary _ 348.1 

Volkswagen for Rev. Alex- i 

ander 500.t| 

Flip Lyons Memorial 

Chapel 776.::' 

Otlier 3,296.! 



'TTbtal Receipts :::..:;-::l:..i:...-..$ 197,700.: 




Our Mountain Work 



I 

SINCE 1910 



JAN. a FEB., 1969 

tered as second-class matter June 1, 1930, 
the Postoffice at \Vca\eiville, N. C, under 
; Act of March 3, 1879. Second Class Post- 
; paid at Wcaverville, N. C. 28787. 

The Whole Work Of The Whole Church 

Promoted In Or Supported By 

Asheville Presbytery 

hlished Monthly At Weaveniille, N. C, By 
Asheville Presbytery, Office of 
Executiiie Secretary 

Rrv. W. G. Thomas, D.D., Editor 
Church Street Asheville, N. C. 28801 

.\. H. 15. Dendy, D.D. — Business Manager 
Weavervillc, N. C. 28787 

Subscription Price: SI. 00 Per Annum 



)lume LVIII Jan. & Feb. 1969 No. 1 & 2 

3MING EVENTS— GET READY 
YOUTH COUNCIL REPORT 

Voimg people from Asheville Presby- 
ry's churches ha\e an excellent op- 
irtunity for Christian seivice and 
owth through participation in the 
)uth Cloiincil of Aslieville Presbytery. 
ising juniors and seniors in high 
lool aie eligible to serve in one of the 
ehe positions on tlie council. 
If yoti are active in the youth giotip 

your local church; if you woulcl like 

deepen your Christian faith and un- 
•rstancHng; if you would like an oppor- 
nity to serve your fellow yoiuig peo- 
e in the chinches of Ashe\ille Pres- 
tery, you are encotiraged to \olun- 
er to ser\ e on the comuil. 
CancHdates for the Cknincil will l:)e 
terviewed at a special meeting of the 
)uth CoiuKJl at 'Z-.m P.M., Match 2 

the \\'a)iies\ille Presl^yterian Church. 
Reqiiiiements for seivice include: (a) 
lenclance at tlie Youth Leadcrship- 
ip Training school at NaCioMe, Tenn. 

jidy (expenses will be paid), (b) 
'ore Oil P(i>i(' Five 




CHURCH EXTENSION • CHRISTIAN EDUCATION • THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN OF BLACK MOUNTAIN 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL • PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF APPALACHIA 

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN U. S. 



1968 REPORT OF 

WOMEN'S WORK 

ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

There are more than 3,500 women 
members of the churches in Asheville 
Presbytery who are designated as the 
"Women of the Church." All but two 
of the 37 churches have a local organi- 
zation. Two small churches have a joint 
group. 

The purpose of the program and or- 
ganization of the Women of the Church 
is to provide opportunities for women, 
as individuals and in groups to grow 
in the knowledge of Christ and be 
strengthened as members of His Body 
in our contemporary world in order that 
they may understand and fidfill the par- 
ticular responsibilities they have in the 
family, in the congrcgalion, in the com- 
inunily and around the loorld. 

The Women of the Church do not 
initiate programs btit try to assist in 
implementing the plans and goals of 
tlieir local sessions, of agencies in the 
presbytery and sytiod and of the Gen- 
eral Assembly of our chitrch. 

The ntimeiotis activities by which we 
stri\e to witness for Christ at home and 
abroad incktde the following: 

(1) The Presbyterian Home for chil- 
dren. Most chtirclies stipport one 
or more children, and provide 
special contributions at Thanks- 
gi\ing and Christmas seasons and 
when special needs arise. 
(-!) (Jiristian Community Action 
\vhich includes visitation pro- 
grams, clay nurseries, gifts to 
needy families, patients in hos- 
|jitals, migrant woikers and oth- 
ers, loo numerous to mention. 
(.'!) Calloway Scholarship. The Syn- 
od of Appalachia contributes 
S90() toward the expenses of a stu- 
dent at Stillman College; The 
Women of Asheville Piesbytery 
stipj)ly one-fourtii of this amount, 
S22r). 
(I) [eanette Cioss Scholaisliip. This 
is a new fund which was begun 
More On Pa^e Two' 



Leroy V. Secrest 

WHAT PRESBYTERY DID 

ANNUAL MEETING 

ADJOURNED MEETING 

Met for the annual meeting at Mon- 
treat cluirch, Jan. 21, and for an ad- 
journed meeting at Kenilwoith church, 
Jan. 28. 

Heard a sermon entitled the 'Treemi- 
ence of Christ" preached by the Rev. G. 
Aiken Taylor at the recjuest of the rc- 
tiiing moderator. Riding Elder Thomas 
G. Penland. 

Elected by acclamation tiie Re\'. Le- 
roy V. Secrest, a.ssislant pastor of the 
First Church, Ashe\ ille, to serve as mod- 
eratoi until the July meeting, 1969. For- 
ty ministets and thirty-one ruling elders 
were in attendance. 

Dissolved the pastoral lelationship ex- 
isting between the Rev. W. Ted Smith, 
Jr., and the Franklin chinch, effective 
January 21, 1969, and gave hiirr a cer- 
tificate of distnission to Kings Moun- 
tain I^resbytery so that he could accept 
a call to the Stanley Presbyterian 
C:liurch, Stanley, N. C. 

Accepted by certificate Mr. Henry J. 
Mueller as a candidate for the Gospel 
Ministry from Soiitii Mississippi Piesby- 
Moro On Page Tivo^ 



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The Presbyterian Home For Children 
Of Black Mountain. N. C Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 
W. G. Thomas. Treasurer Don C. McKenzie, Superintendent 

40 Church street, Asheville, n. c. r.f.D. 1, black Mountain, N. C. 

Tel asheville. 252-3051 Tel Swannanoa, 686-3666 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Jan. & Feb., 1961 



THE 1968 BENEVOLENT DISTRIBUTION PRESBY OF ASHEVILLE 



From Page One 

this year. The interest from it 
will be used to send Negro wom- 
en to the Synodical Training 
School each summer. 

(5) Our White Cross contributions 
pi"ovide medical supplies to a des- 
ignated hospital on a foreign mis- 
sion field. In 1968 we sent sup- 
plies valued at .'5425 with .184 for 
postage. 

(6) A special Birthday Offering each 
year usually alternates between 
home and foreign mission causes 
but in 1968 we contributed .152,- 
913 to TRAV which will provide 
better teaching facilities for the 
colleges and seminaries here at 
home and will also enable mis- 
sionaries to reach and .save larger 
numbers of people. The 1969 
Birthday Objective will go to 
btuld a conference center in Por- 
luffal and a medical training cen- 
ter in the Congo. 

(7) Special causes — The women join 
in the worship and work of the 
congregation in observing special 
sea.sons and causes such as the 
Joint Witness Season, The Joy 
Gift, at Christmas, the Halt Hun- 
ger Campaign, and support to col- 
leges and seminaries. Twice a 
year we assist in collecting cloth- 
ing and blankets for Church 
World Scr\'ice. 

(8) Prayer and Bible study Jiave great 
importance in the women's orga- 
nizations. In the coimcils of both 
tlie synod and tlie presbytery the 
members are organized into pray- 
ing groups. All the way down 
to the small groups, the circles in 
local chiuxhes, we are encouraged 
to ])ray for eacli other, for the 
cluncli and lor all of those for 
\vhoni (Jlnist died. Bible study 
has a place of priority in each 
circle meeting. Most of the 
chiuxhes use the Presbyterian 
Women's Workbook ^vhich in- 
(ludes Bible studies prepared by 
(a])able and dedicated teachers. 

I'Our members ol the Synod of Appa- 
lachia Woman's Counc il arc from 
Ashe\ille Presbytery: 

(1) Mrs. J. E. Wilson, vice-president 
at large. 

(2) Mrs. Milton Sulli\an, historian. 



(.3) Mrs. j. O. McColIum, King Col- 
lege sponsor. 

(4) Mrs. M. Cj. Stamey, vice-president 
From Ashc\ille Presley tery. 

T\vo ol our members will be on the 
faculty of the Synodical Training School 
at King C^ollege next summer, Mrs. 
Hoyf F,v;ms and Mrs. F. A. Plummer. 



ASSEMBLY CAUSES 

Undesignated 

Central Treasurer $ 35,919.41 

Total $ 35,919.41 

SYNOD CAUSES 

King College 17,774.33 

Union Theological Seminary.- 2,170.00 

Louisville Pres. Seminary 1,096.50 

Christian Education 6,977.00 

Church Extension 309.42 

Total $ 28,327.25 

PREBYTERY CAUSES 

Presbyterian Home 22,649.27 

Church Extension 40,136.40 

Christian Education 12,344.25 

Office of Executive Sec. 20,462.00 

Montreat-Anderson College -. 12,225.00 

Davidson College -' 1,845.00 

N. C. Council of Churches 152.00 

Total .1^109,813.92 

GRAND TOTALS _ _. $174,060.58 

NON-BUDGETED 
Assembly 
Easter Offering 

Volkswagon for 



Designated 


Total 


S30,943.49 


$ 66,862.9 


$30,943.49 


$ 66,862.9 


420.00 


18,194.3 


80.00 


2,250.0' 


28.50 


1,125.0 


105.00 


7,082.0 


65.50 


374.9 


-1 699.00 


$ 29,026.2 


24,906.73 


47,556.0 


1,738.60 


41,875.0) 


393.75 


12,738.0 


486.00 


20,948.0 


630.00 


12,855.0 


21.00 


1,866.0 




152.0 


$28,176.08 


$137,990.0 


$59,818.57 


$233,879.1 



2,588.45 



Rev. Alexander 


500.00 






Flip Lyons Mem'l Chapel 


776.72 






Overseas Relief 


222.90 






Halt Hunger Offering 


1,994.48 






Jack Maxwell at Mayo Clinic... 


438.00 






Rio Grande Valley Relief 


51.69 






Crisis Fund 


56.22 


$ 


6,628.4 




$ 6,628.46 


Synod 








King College Campaign . 


800.04 






Synod Youth Work . 


78.13 






Union Seminary Advance 


388.16 


$ 


1,266.1 


— ■ 


1,266.33 


Presbytery 








Memorial Gifts — Pres. Home . 


$ 1,615.75 






Home Mission Committee 








lor Ins. 


69,41 






College Ed Fund — 








Pres. Home 


189.75 




■ 


R. P. Smith Fund— 








Pres. Home 


200.00 


S 


2,074.91 




$ 2,074,91 


Miscellaneous _ . 


549.75 




5i9.7| 


FOTALS __ ._ - $174,060.58 ,S70,388.02 


.S214,398.6| 



Our deepest concern is to be more 
dedicated in furtliering the work of 
(Christ's Kingdom on earth and fulfill- 
ing His plan for om- individual lives. 
We need to try to enlist more of our 
women in acli\e [jarticipation in service 
to (Jhiist. We pray that all ol our ac- 
ti\ities may be acceptable in His sight. 

Our Lord and oui Redeemer. 

Mrs. M. G. Stamey 

President of Women of tlie Church 



PRESBYTERY 






From Page One 

lery and examined liim lor ordinatic 
which was sustained as satisfactory. A| 
pointed a commission to ordain and i; 
stall him as pastor of die Fir.st Presb 
terian Cihuich, Highlands. N. C. Sii; 
day e\ening, February 2, 1969. 

Adopted recommendations presente 
by the Commission on the Minister ail 
His Work concerning the chaj^gcs i 
the terms of the calls in-t4ie salaries ( 



n. & Feb.. 1969 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



THE BENEVOLENT GIVING OF THE CHURCHES 1968 



lurch 

idrews S 

-den 

iheville First 

;thel (C) 

;thel (H) 

ack Mountain 

evard-D. R. 

ittains Cove 

■yson City 

mton . .. - 

illowhee - 

illingham _ 

owah 

anklin 

iendship 

race Covenant 

ayesville — - 

azelwood * 

endersonville 1st * 

ighlands - 

y Park 

jnilworth 

ikey Gap 

alvern Hills 

ills River -.._ 

entreat 

orrison 

urphy * - 

ak Forest _. .. 

iceville 

rannanoa 

Iva - 

rinity 

'aynesville 

'eaverville 

'est Asheville — . 

'estminster 



Budgeted 
Benevolences 

2.427.98 

5,118.18 

44,204.72 

93.00 

913.24 

10,472.22 

21,457.57 

449.75 

6,437.96 

3,676.82 

412.76 

712.85 

1,656.33 

2,459.85 

1,290.00 

17,522.92 

245.80 

850.25 

20,001.79 

2,333.40 

205.00 

9,888,91 

1,116.61 

6,136.68 

2,696.87 

8,288.12 

455.49 

150.00 

8,574.17 

1,058.73 

5,346.42 

3,758.73 

4,735.45 

2,990..50 

16,475.28 

11,780.52 

7,323.03 



TOTALS ....._.S233,717.90 



ills River Meth. Ch. 
omen of Asheville 
Presbytery 

en of Asheville 
Presbytery 



100.00 



169.00 



33.50 



GRAND TOTAL 



.1234,020.40 



Received from these churches after 
the closing of Central Treasury 
books 



Benevolences 
Non-Budgeted 

225.10 
438.00 
811.06 

158.41 
826.79 
630.46 

185.65 

491.82 
50.00 
13.40 
39.00 
41.00 
5.00 

611.26 

12.00 

20.00 

1,105.58 

260.00 

231.67 

1,065.29 
135.19 
160.00 

5.00 
55.25 

1,281.72 
87.00 
223.45 
20.00 
540.30 
174.99 
336.81 

10,241.20 



137.00 



$ 10,378.20 

Hazelwood 

Hendersonville 

Murphy 



Totals 

$ 2,653.08 

5,556.18 

45,015.78 

93.00 

1,071.65 

11,299.01 

22,088.03 

449.75 

6,623.61 

4,168.64 

462.76 

726.25 

1,695.33 

2,500.85 

1,295.00 

18,134.18 

257.80 

870.25 

21,107.37 

2,593.40 

205.00 

10,120.58 

1,116.61 

7,201.97 

2,832.06 

8,448.12 

455.49 

155.00 

8,629.42 

1,058,73 

6,628.14 

3,845.73 

4,958.90 

3,010.50 

17,015.58 

11,955.51 

7,659.84 

243,959.10 
100.00 

306.00 

33.50 

$244,398.60 



J 1,225.00 

. 6,165.95 

555.43 



$ 7,946.38 



PRESBYTERY 

veral ministers and granted six min- 

ters the privilege of laboring outside 

e bounds of presbytery during 1969: 

)hn L. Fain, Flenry S. Schum, Paul F. 

barren, H. B. Dendy, G. Aiken Taylor, 

id Robert P. (Grumpier. 

Heard with appreciation the report 

Mrs. M. G. Stamey, president of the 

'omen of Asheville Presbytery. 

Elected the following to serve as com- 

issioners to the 1969 meeting of the 

eneral Assembly April 24, Mobile, Ala- 

ima: Ministers — Calvin C. Thielman, 

id John C. Neville, Jr., principals; 



first alternate Leroy V. Secrest and rul- 
ond alternate W. Riley Covin; and rul- 
ing elders — P. K. Ferree, Bryson City, 
and Lewis D. Mitchell, Arclen, prin- 
cipals; first alternate Horace Adams, 
Jr., Grace Covenant; second alternate 
}. J. Stone, Kenilworth, third alternate 
C. A. Stubbs, Montreat and fourth al- 
ternate David Simpson, Hendersonville. 
Approved the Plan of Union between 
the Presbyterian Church in the United 
States and the Reformed Church of 
America. 

By a standing vote voiced the appreci- 
ation of the Presbytery for the excellent 



service rendered by two of our ministers, 
Hoyt B. Evans and Marion Boggs, who 
have served as members of the Com- 
mittee of Twenty-four which prepared 
the Plan of Union. 

Voted against the proposed Amend- 
ments to the Constitution of the Pres- 
byterian Church, U. S. concerning un- 
ion chuixhes, union presbyteries and 
union synods. 

Laid on the table the overtures from 
the sessions of the Grace Covenant, Ken- 
ilworth and Trinity churches requesting 
Presbytery to rescind the action taken 
during the fall meeting held October 
8, 1968, concerning the distribution of 
benevolent funds. 

Adopted an overture from the session 
of the First Church, Weaverville, re- 
questing the General Assembly not to 
enact the proposed amendments on un- 
ion presbyteries and union synods un- 
less the advice and consent of three- 
fourths of the Presbyteries have been ex- 
pressed. 

Adopted a recommendation from 
Presbytery's Council that the benevo- 
lence spending budget for 1969, basic 
and challenge totaling $279,150. The 
spending budget is ten per cent less 
than asking budget adopted in July 
1968. 

The Stated Clerk presented an incom- 
plete Statistical Report to the General 
Assembly which was approved and the 
clerk was authorized to complete the 
report and forward it to the General As- 
sembly. The Central Treasurer's re- 
port was admitted to record. 

Adopted by acclamation a resolution 
expressing the appreciation of the Pres- 
bytery for the excellent work being ren- 
dered by Miss Edith Sallmann, secre- 
tary in the Office of Presbytery, 40 
Church Street, Asheville, and especial- 
ly for the services rendered during the 
illness of the Executive Secretary. 

Appointed a special committee to 
evaluate the book "Christian Doctrine" 
by Dr. Shirley Guthrie, Columbia Semi- 
nary, Decatur, Ga., and report back to 
Presbytery. Members: Hoyt B. Evans, 
Chairman, R. E. McClure, and L. C. 
Poor, Brevard. 

Accepted an invitation from the Grace 
Covenant church to meet theie for the 
spring meeting to be held Tuesday, 
April 8, 1969, 9:30 A.M. 



MISSIONARY BRIDGMAN 
RECEIVES AN AWARD 

Dr. John F. Bridgman, missionary to 
Japan, has recently been awarded the 
George Henry Penn Award by Tulane 
University. The award is made to the 
biology graduate of Tulane judged to 
have made the most original and sig- 
nificant contribution in the field of bi- 
ology. 

The award is the fourth to be given 
in this field at Tulane. 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Jan. & Feb., 196S 




Henry J. Mueller 

FIRST CHURCH, HIGHLANDS 
NEW PASTOR 

The Rev. Henry J. Mueller was or- 
dained and installed pastor of the First 
Church, Highlands, Sunday, February 
2, 1969. 

Mr. Mueller came to Asheville Pres- 
bytery as a candidate for the Gospel 
Ministry from South Mississippi Pres- 
bytery and was examined for ordaina- 
tion by Presbytery, Tuesday, February 
21. The commission for the ordination 
and installation service was composed 
of: Ministers — J. Douglas Heck, Chair- 
man; Stanley L. Bennett, W. Riley 
Covin, and S. H. Christopher, Atlanta 
Presbytery; ruling elders — Sidney L. 
McCarty, Frank Gardner, Henry A. 
Cleaveland, and A. Alan Lewis, all of 
the Highlands church. 

Mr. Mueller graduated from Bay 
Springs High School, 1961; Belhaven 
College, B.A., 1965; and Columbia Semi- 
nary, 1968. He married Lydia Baffin 
Waltman, Hattisburg, Mississippi, who 
graduated from Belhaven College, 1965, 
Cum Laude. They have two daughters: 
Rachel Faith, age 4, and Elizabeth 
Virginia, age 2. 

MEMORIAL GIFT 
HAZELWOOD CHURCH 

A dedication service was held at the 
Hazelwood Presbyterian Church on Sun- 
day, December 22, 1968, conducted by 
the pastor, the Rev. Robert R. Davis. 

Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Summerrow pre- 
sented to the church a beaiuiful out- 
door Bulletin Board erected as a me- 
morial to their daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth 
Siunmerrow Slaugliter wlio passed away 
in Tampa, Florida, on May 24, 1968. 

Many relatives and friends contribut- 
ed to this memorial gift. It was de- 
signed by the Rev. Ding Teuling, chalk 
artist evangelist from Mughegon, Mich- 
igan. 



PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL RECOMMENDS 

A. That Presbytery adopt a benevolence spending budget for 1969, basic anc 
challenge, totaling S279,150. 

Basic Challenge Total 

Budget Program Budget 

ASSEMBLY CAUSES 

Central Treasurer | 82.424.00 $ 8,242.00 $ 90,666.0( 

SYNOD CAUSES 

King College 19,096.00 1,910.00 21,006.01 

Union Seminary 2,276.00 228.00 2,504.0( 

Louisville Seminary 1,139.00 114.00 1,253.0(1 

Christian Education 7,166.00 716.00 7,882.(1 

Church Extension 306.00 31.00 337.C 

Total $ 29,983.00 $ 2,999.00 | 32,982.0( 

PRESBYTERY CAUSES 

Presbyterian Home __._ 48,962.00 4,896.00 53,858.01 

Church Extension 44,977.00 4,498.00 49,475.0( 

Christian Education 13,448.00 1,345.00 14,793.01 

Office of Exec. Secretary ______ 19,069.00 1,907.00 20,976.01 

Montreat-Anderson College--__ 12,741.00 1,274.00 14,015.0i 

Davidson College 1,956.00 196.00 2,152.0 

N. C. Council of Churches _. 212.00 21.00 233.0 

Total $141,365.00 | 14,137.00 $155,502.0^ 

GRAND TOTAL _____ __..|253,772.00 $25,378.00 $279,150.01; 

B. That the Central Treasurer be instructed to keep accurate records of alj 
receipts, designated, undesignated, and non-budgeted, and that distribution b| 
made according to the directions of the churches and that an acknowledgement h 
sent immediately to the churches or donors. 

C. That each church regard the benevolent gifts as the first responsibilit 
to be remitted by the church treasurer each month and that remittance be mad 
through Presbytery's Central Treasury after the last Sunday of each month am 
certainly before the fifth of the next month; and that the remittance be accorc 
ing to the adopted percentage for benevolences or one-twelfth of the definit 
amount promised for benevolences. 

D. That all benevolent contributions, designated, undesignated, non-budge' 
ed, be made through Presbytery's Central Treasury sc that a complete record o 
the benevolent giving of each church may be available. 

E. That each session be urged to name immediately a director for the 196 
Every Member Canvass in order that Presbytery's Council can furnish him wit 
information concerning the 1969 Stewardship Program, and that his name and ac 
dress be sent to the Office of the Executive Secretary. 

F. That a special offering over-and-above that regularly budgeted for th 
Board of World Missions be received for the Department of Overseas Relief an; 
Inter-Church Aid and that it be received on Easter, April 6, 1969. 

G. That in keeping with the designation by the churches, the basic budget fc 
1969 be met in full before any fimds can be allocated to the Challenge Progran 



STATISTICAL REPORT TO 
GENERAL ASSEMBLY 

Cliurches and Ministers 

Churches on roll 37 

Ministers on roll 55 

Candidates on roll .__. 12 

Ordinations 1 

Installations __ 2 

Dissolutions _ 4 

Minister retired 1 

Minister deceased 1 

OFFICERS 

Ruling Elders 339 

Deacons _ 317 



COMMUNICANTS 

Professions on Faith IC 

Other gains 43 

Losses 4 

Communicants 9,5 

Net gain __.._ 11' 

S. S. Enrollment ____ 5,5^ 

CONTRIBUTIONS during 1968 

Assembly causes $67,6( 

Synod causes ____ 27, L 

Presbytery causes 135,4-; 

Total budgeted Ben 230, 16J 

Non-Budgeted Ben 63,6^ 

Total all Ben. ...__ _ 293,7fi 

CURRENT EXPENSES 642,3J|I 

BUILDING FUND 315,5:1 

GRAND TOTAL $1,251,6( 



m. & Feb., 1969 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Five 



PRES^yTEJUm HOME NEWS 

by Q'he Superinlendent 

MANY THANKS 

Christmas Vacation is over and we 
3uld like to thank all of you for mak- 
g this one of the best ever. The re- 
onse is so good at this time, the gifts 
candy, fruit, turkeys and many other 
ings help so much. The call for our 
ildren this year outnumbered any of 
e past years and for the first time we 
id a waiting list of those who wanted 
le of the children in their home for 
uistmas. From all of the children 
id staff we say thank you so mucli! 
The children ha\'e really enjoyed the 
ow and ice we have had this winter, 
ave you ever thought what fifty-five 
ildren do on a snowy day with only 
ree sleds? Well, they solved that 
oblem themselves, they found that 
d cardboard boxes can go down a hill 
St as fast as a sled and are as much fun 
»o. The larger boys and girls got a 
rill riding their Inkes on the ice. 

LEARNING BIBLE VERSES 

Dr. Dendy, the president of the Board 
Trustees gave the children and staff 
miniature book of Bible Verses just 
fore Christmas to use in their devo- 
)ns. The children were thrilled with 
e book and they asked if they could 
y their verses to all of the board mem- 
:rs at their January meeting, so at 
is meeting each child and staff said 
le verse from this book. The chil- 
en are thrilled to get an opj^ortunity 
do something like tliis. 

THE MISSION CONFERENCE 

Six of our young people attended 
e World Mission Conference for Sen- 
r Highs in Gatlinljurg, Tennessee, dur- 
g the month of February. This is one 
nference that our chiklren look for- 
ird to each year. They bring back 
ch wonderful reports of the things 
)nc and wliat an inspiration they re- 
ive. We will ask one of them to 
rite a report on this year's conference 
r tlie papei next monlli. 



COMING EVENTS 



FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS 



i — Joyce Elliott 
'—Rebecca C^lark 



atie 



15 
13 



MARCH BIRTHDAYS 

' — Mary Ann King 
— Freida Wiggins 
— Michael Ellioti 
>— Shiriine Ellicjll 
— John ^Vadc 



age 


10 


age 


9 


age 


10 


age 


14 


age 


9 



From Page One 

attendance at activities scheduled by the 
Council including rallies and summer 
conference, (c) attendance at regular 
meetings of the Council. 

You will be expected to give these 
activities priority in your schedule. 

Please send your name and address to 
Alma Evans, Stated Clerk, 8 Governor's 
Court, Asheville, 28805. You may be 
nominated by one of your adult leaders, 
or pastor. 

Important dates for Senior High youth: 
Feb. 7-9: The Synod of Appalachia 
WWld Missions Conference March 
15-16: Spring Rally, Speaker: Mr. Phil 
Ramsey, student at Montreat-Ander- 

son College 
June 9-13: Summer Conference at 
Presbytery Camp 



From Page Six 

Smalhcrs, Mr. Jack Sinalluis. Mr. X: Mis. Don 
Scrogg.s, C-anton. 

MARi.owr, Mr. J. 1',, Mokvviw Falls, N. (.. — 
\'cin<)ii and Lcaiulcv Johnson, Hcndersonvillc. 

M.vTimws, Mrs. Lm)ia, Ma.nchlsti.r, England 
— The H. R. Hogan Family, Canton. 

.Makvvlll, Mrs. Zilla Dry, Kansas C.hy, Mo. 
— Mr. & Mrs. Paul H. Dry, Hcndersonville. 

MfCoRKLi:, Mrs. Mar(;ari t D., .'Xshlvillf — 
Mr. & Mrs. C. M. Rcard & Familv, Harrison- 
burg, Va. 

McKa^-, Mr. L. H., Flat Rock — Mrs. Charles 
L. Cirev, Mrs, Joe F. Maloncy ,Mrs. J. R, 
Sandilcr, Mrs. H. B. Kelly, Miss Elizabeth 
Ranilolph, Mr. & Mrs. C.eorge A. Bond, )r., 
Mr. D. W. Bennett, Mr, &' Mrs. Louis ' (). 
Long, Sr., Mr. fc Mrs. C'. V. .Stonecipher, The 
.\. I'. Hassell Familv, Dr. !t Mrs. J. M. Ross, 
Mr. c<- Mis. C Samuel lAbrand, Mr, & Mrs. 
(ieoige F. .Stouell, .Mrs. Earl (.. I ay lor, Mr. 
& Mrs. L. A. (iossett. Mr. & Mrs. Vernon 
Edne\, \h . ^ Mrs. Jeter Cibbs, Mr. & Mrs, 
John L. Blown, Fhe Mary Smyth S,S, (;lass 
ol 1 iisi Church, Mrs. iVhdjel C;. LLiiley, Mr. 
1). \\ . Simpson, Miss .Ashleigh .Anne W'oernei, 
Ml. & Mrs. \V. A. Franklin. .\L . K: Mrs, I'hilip 
I hibodeau, Mr. & Mrs. Ralph S. Crawford, 
Mr. .<; Mrs. Robert \\ . I'aden, Scott Supply 
Coiiipaiu. Mrs. (). B. Ciowell, \U . ik Mrs, O. 
B. Ciowell, Jr., Mr. .-<: Mrs. L. M. Barmcle, 
Ml. >c Mrs. Cietil C. Cairett, Hendersoii\ ille, 
Mr. & Mrs. Larrv McKay, Mv. Daniel Mc- 
Kay, Flat Rock. Mr. ,^ Nhs. H. Mariotte 
Slewait, \asli\ille, I enn. North Carolina Milk 
Producers Federalion, Creensboro, N. C. 
Board of Frustees ol Fhe Presbyterian Llome 
lor Children, Black Mountain, Mrs, M. (;. 
Stanley, W'aynesville. 

Ml icALi, Mr. I'all 1'., Candi i;r — ,\hs. t homp- 
son Hiles, Ashe\ille, 

.MuiiR, Mrs. NLxRi.t, Holland, Mich — Con- 
giegalion of Mahern Hills Church, Women 
of Malvern Hills Church, Ashe\ille. 

.MouRis, Mr. Ralph D., Sr., Aseuville — Mr. 
.<: Mrs. W. H. Arlhur, Mi, K; Mrs, Charles R. 
Hunter, .\sheville. 

MuRRA^, Mrs. Cora Lll, Mars Hill, N. C. — 
Dr. !<: Mrs. A. M. Ramsey, Marshall. 

Nuc)N(;, Mr. RoiiiRi 1-3., Asiilvillk — .Miss Sara 
Colorlli, Faylor Bible Class of West Ashe- 
\ille Presbyterian C lunch, .\she\ille. 

O-isiiR, Mrs. Frank — .\L . ,<• Mis. S. W. Fliid- 
dleston, Asheville. 

I'AiioN, Mrs. 1 .1',., (jiAki.oiii, \. ('. — .Miss 
,\nnie .\Liy Patloii, Biexard. Wdiiirn's Bible 
Class of First CIuikIi, Aslie\ille. 

Pi(Kii,\.M, Mr. Irank, .\siii\ui,i — .Mis. S. J. 
Pegrani, .Asheville. 

I'M. RAM, Mrs. .Alici , (anion — Mr. ,<• Mrs, 
Reid Lo\elace, .\she\ille. 

PiiRii, Mrs. or \1R(.1NIA — Ml. ,<: .\Ls. .Alan 
R. \\ iuleilialui , Bre\ard. 



Pless, Mr. John W., Canton — Mrs. Rosa Trull, 
Mrs. L. M. West, Canton. 

Prince, Mr. J. E., Loris, S. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 
F. \V. Sherwood, Asheville. 

Ramsay, Mr. Sherman A., Walnut, N. C. — 
Women of The Presbyterian Church, Mr. &: 
Mrs. E. L. Curtis, Mr. Robert L. Curtis, Weav- 
crville. 

Reid, Mrs. Eva, Hender.sonville — Mrs. Emma 
B. Abbott. Miss Louise Slaughter, Miss Vir- 
ginia Slaughter, Mrs. Dorothy H. Avery, Mr. 
8: Mrs. Fate Barlow, Women of The Presby- 
terian Church, Miss June Scroggs, .Mr. &: Mrs. 
Gardner Cahin, Circle No, ,S of The Presby- 
terian Church, Mr, & Mrs. F. E. Shull, Emma 
McXair Bible Class of The Presbyterian 
Church, Mr, c^ Mrs. H. Glenn Williams, Mr, 
& Mrs, William Milne, Canton. Bculah Morse, 
Macon, Ga. Mrs, Laura J, Greene, Hender- 
sonville. 

Rich, Mrs. F.lizabi th, .Ashimi.le — Mr. Rob- 
ert L. Curtis, .Mr. ,<■ Mrs. E, L. Curtis, Mrs. 
Alice G. McDowell. Mr. c<: Mrs. Ben H. Evans, 
Mrs. \V, Bernard Ferguson, Mr. & Mrs. Frede- 
rick P. Ra\ , Women of Fhe Presbyterian 
Church, Mr. .<: Mrs. .\nsel Smith, The Oscar 
Wliilsou Familv, Circle No. ."> of The Presby- 
lerian Church, Mr. S: Mis. J. K. Rogers, Mr. 
.<: Mrs. Glenn Blank, Weaverville.' Mr. & 
Mrs. F. R. Donoho, .Mr. X: Mrs. B. K. Glas- 
gow X: Fd, .Ml. ,*s: Mrs. Reid Lovelace, Ashe- 
ville. .\fis. Irene Honevcutt, Barnardsville. 

KoHiRis, Mrs. Fti riii ki G., Weavfrmlle — Mr, 
.<• Mrs. F. R. Donoho, Asheville, Mr. & Mrs. 
Ben H. F\ans, Mr. !<: Mrs. H, L, Flarper, Mrs, 
J. L. Peeke, Circle No, 4 of The Pres- 
bvterian (4iurch, Women of Fhe Presbyte- 
rian Church, Mr. Robert L. Curtis, Mr. & 
.Mrs. E. L. Curtis, .Mr, & Mrs. F. P. Ray, Weav- 
erville 

Rcjss, Mrs, SxiiARr, Lake ^VALEs, Fla, — Miss 
Betty Lou Tate, Canton. 

Si acuaves, Mrs. Mary Phillips, Athens, Ga. — 
Circle No. I of Fhe Presbyterian Church, 
Wayncsville. 

Si ALs, Mr. Flo\d, Siler Crr\, N. C;. — Women 
of Fhe Presbyterian C^hurth, Sylva. 

Sek.ler, .Mr. Geoiu.e H., Abdeville, S. C. — 
.Mrs, W, M. Shepherd, Mr. & Mrs. F. R. Shep- 
lieid, Hcndersonville, 

SlMILLE, .Mr. CiORDON, McjRRisrovvN, 1'enn, — 
.Mr. & Mrs. Robert N. Dempsey, Jr., Asheville. 

SiiiARER, Mrs. H. A., Vero Beach, Fla. — 
Ml. & VIis. M. R. ^Vhitaker, Mr. & Mrs. E. 
S. Purdom, .VIr, & Mrs. C:. H. Bolton, Miss 
.Alice Slagle, Fhe Presbvterian Church, Frank- 
lin, 

SiitLioN, Mr. Crawford, Whiiihr, N. C ■ — 
.Ml. S: Mrs. 1'. S. Ferguson, Bryson City. 

Smiiii, Mrs. Maldi , CIiiickamaik.a, CiA, — Wom- 
en of 1 he Presbyterian Church, .Mr. & Mrs. 
.\llinev H. Bryson, Sylva, 

Sii Rf.is, Mr. C. F., Rock Hill, S, C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. \\ . G. Campbell, Jr., Etowah, Circle No. 
9 of First C:hurch, Hendersonville. 

Teal, Mr. J. Paul, Sr. — Board of Frustees 
of Fhe Presbyterian Home for Children, 
lilack Mountain, 

FiioMAS, Mr. Frederick C, Atlanfa, Ga. — 
Mrs. C. B. Martin, Asheville, 

\Ai(,HAN, Mrs. G.vrland, Lenoir, N. C. — Mrs. 
1. H. Pearce, Mrs, J. M. (.ood, Sr„ Miss 
Maggie (<oocl, Hendersonville. 

Walker, Mr. William, Asheville — Mr. & 
Mr?. Ray Foster & Family, Canton. 

W.vRiu RtoN, Mr. Robert, Henderson\ ille • — 
Mr. .<; Mrs. George A. Bond, Jr,, Dr. & Mrs. 
J. .\L Ross, Hendeisoinille. 

W I ir, .Mrs. H. M. — .Mr. & .Mrs. R. 1). Eskridge, 
Mr, K: Mrs. Charles R. Hunter, Asheville, 

Wills, Mr, Fho.meson, Concord, N. C, — Mr, 
,'<: \hs. William W. Heiendceu, Henderson- 
\ille. 

Wilis, .Mrs. W. C... Ct.i .vrw All r, Fla. — Miss 
Bells Lou I ale, (.anion. 

Wilson, .Mr. C. F.., .Xiiiins, 1 i nn. — Mr. it 
Mis. .MHiiey H. Bi\son, Svlva. 

WiMiK, .Mrs. Kaii J., Orlando, Fla. — Mrs. 
1. fL Pearce. .Mis. J. M. (.ood, Sr., Miss Mag- 
gie (.()(kI. Hi'iideisoin ille. 

/l\K(.K\t, .Mrs. ll.ORENCI, FLI/ABI I IIIOWN, Pa, 

— Caioliua Shrine No, 1, W. S. of J,, Ashe- 
ville. 



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Black Mountain. N. C. 



AiiiRNiTtn, Mr. Clifford E., Asiieville — 
Friends of Southeastern Forest Experiment 
Station. Ashcvillc. 

Bar.nari), Mr. \V. Jl'dson, Asm vii.le — Mrs. VV. 
jiulson Barnard, .\tlanta. Ga. 

Barnard, Mr. William O., Jr., Asheville — 
..Mr. & Mrs. Ray E. Miller, Miss Jeannette 
Card, Mr. & Mrs. .Sam Palion, Tiie Choate 
Family, 3M Class ol West .Asheville Presby- 
terian Church. .Asiieville. 

Barnffi, Mrs. Eva 1)., Asiifvilli — Mr. & Mrs. 
Charles R. Hunter, Asheville. 

BAt (;ii, Mr. WiLiiAM F., Jr., CiiARLorrE — Mr. 
c<: Mrs. (;. H. Baiigh, Sr., Asheville. 

Beck, Mr. Bi.n, Morrisiovvn, Fenn. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Martin Cnnningham, Sylva. 

Bfllamv, Mr. David H., Hfndfrso.nville — 
■Miss Elizabeth Randolph, Circle No. 9 of First 



Churdi 

ville. 
Be.nnfii, Mrs. Roi C., 

Emma Sain])le. Miss 

sonville. 
Benwav, Mrs. Bei i ^ 



Dr. ,<; Mrs. J. M. Ross, Henderson- 



Hendfrsonville — Miss 
.Anne Sample, Hender- 



fv: 



Dauciufr Elaine, 

.SCHWELNFLlRl, GlRMAN^ — WoHieii of the 
West .Asheville Presbyterian Church. .Ashe- 
ville. 

Bfrmiardi, .Mr. M. R., Li noir, N. C. — Mrs. 
F H. Pearce, Mrs. J. M. Good, Sr., Miss Mag- 
gie C;ood, Hendersonville. 

liLANKENsiiiP, Mess Mar^ Li i , Asheville — 
Women of Fhc Presbvicrian Church, Wea\ - 
erville. 

BoriivvELL, Miss ,Ai),\, Asiiivillf — Mrs. Edna 
\'. Ward, Mrs. Minna Hegcman, Asheville. 

Bradley, Mr. ()aklf\, Wasiiinc.ion, 1). C. — 
Hayesville Presbyterian C;luirch, Hayesville. 

Brennan, Mks. Kaee C;., .Asheville — Mrs. Paul 
Blackmon, Greenville, S. C. 

Bi EL, Mr. J. R., Sr., Asheville — 1 he .'i.M Class 
of West Asheville Presbyterian Church, In- 
inan Fell()\vship ol West .Ashe\ille Presbyte- 
rian Cluncli. .Mr. ,<: .Mrs. James 'F. Maslin, 
Asheville. 

Blrki:, .Mrs. IO.iuri, CiiARiisroN, Mo. — Mr. 
& Mrs. S. D. .Alexander, Swannanoa. 

Cafes, .Miss Josfi'iiinf, Black Moiniain — 
NVomen of Black Mounlain Presbvicrian 
Church, Black Mountain. 

Clark, Mrs. (.im \a Hah., C\n ion — Mrs. 
Martha Fiirness, Canton. 

Clausi N, Mr. Harald F., Hi ndfrsonv iele — 
•Mrs. Paul Newman. .Mi. .\(liian B. Didsbiiry, 
.Mr. K: .Mrs. \\allci Pike, Flendersoinille. Mrs. 
I.. Fl. McKav. Mr. ,<; Mrs. Farrv .McKav, Flat 
Rock. 

Ci AIJSEN, Mrs. Haraid !■., Hindi rsonviei.e — 
Mrs. Bruce Drysdale, .Mr. S: Mrs. Harvey 
Shollcnberger, Circle No. 8 of liist Church, 
Mrs. Paul .Newman, Men's Garden Club, Mr. 
.<; .Mrs. Waller Pike, Hendersonville. Mrs. L. 
IF .McK.iv, Mr. .<.■ .Mrs. Larrv McKay, Flat 
Rock. 



Clinf, Mrs. A'ircima Smith, Canton — Mr. & 

Mrs. Ray Foster and Ray, Jr., Canton. 
C:ostner, Mr. C. W., Black Mountain — Dr 
& Mrs. C. D. Thomas. Black Mountain. Miss 
Margaret E. Smith, Montreat. 

CovvvRD, Mr. .Arnold, Charleston, S. C. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Philip Thibodeau. Hendersonville. 

Crawford, Mr. Ralph S., Hendersonville — 
Vernon and Leandcr Johnson, Miss Emma 
Sample, Miss Anne Sample, Mrs. J. M. Good, 
Sr., Miss Maggie Good, Mrs. I. H. Pearce, Mr, 
& Mrs. George F. Stowell. Circle No. 10 of First 
Church, Miss Elizabeth Randolph, Mr. & Mrs. 
Charles A. Allen, Mrs. L. B. McDonald, Mr. 
J. Steven Brown, Teachers & Children of 
Primary Dept. of S.S. of First Church, Miss 
Marguerite McCarsoiL Mr. & Mrs. O. B. Crow- 
ell, Jr., Mr. &: Mrs. \Valter Pike, Mr. & Mrs. 
John L. Brown. Hendersonville. Mr. S: Mrs. 
Michael Romanchuk, Hellertown, I^a. Berkeley 
Mills, Balfour, N. C. .Air. & Mrs. Singleton R. 
Corne, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. George R. Rob- 
ertson, Mr. & Mrs. William Milne, Canton. 
Mr. & Mrs. George Klick, Horse Shoe. Mr. & 
Mrs. Boyd A. McKec, Chambersburg, Pa. Mr. 
& Mrs. j. A. Tolbert, Mrs. L. H. McKay, Mr. 
& Mrs. Larry McKay, Flat Rock. 

Clrrie, Mr. William Hoke, Carthage, N. C. — 
Dr. Mary Helen McConnell, Asheville. 

Curtis, Deborah Ann, Canton — Mr. &; Mrs. 
Fate Barlow, Canton. 

Davis, Mr. R. L., Sr., Horse Shoe — Mr. & 
Mrs. George C. Klick, Choir of Mills River 
l^resbyterian Church, Horse Shoe. 

Di Hari, Mr. Jack, Brvson City — The Pres- 
byterian Church, Bryson City. 

De sio, Mrs. Marcaref, Lonc; Island, N. Y. — 
Women of Bethel Presbyterian Church, Can- 
ton. 

Donaldson, Col. Thomas Q., Asheville — Mrs. 
F. Q. Donaldson, Asheville. 

DuNNiNc;, Mr. A. \\'., Asheville — Mr. &: Mrs. 
R. D. Eskridge, Asheville. 

Earlf, Mr. T. M., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. F. 
R. Donoho. Mr. & Mrs. G. H. Baugh, Ashe- 
ville. 

Iern, Mr. S. E., Morc;anion, N. C. — Mr. &: 
Mrs. F. R. Donoho, Asheville. 

Freeman, Mr. Jamis Harold, Asheville — Mr. 
i<; Mrs. George C. Klick, Horse Shoe. 

I'uLKi RSON, Mr. Frank, Rogersville, Tenn. — 
Mr. & Mrs. B. K. Glasgow & Ed., Asheville. 

Gash, Miss Pink, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Louis Johnson, Mrs. .Annie Moore, Mrs. Agnes 
Stewart. Pisgah Forest. 

GiiEi V, Mrs. Shalir, Svlva — Mrs. Edna G. 
Payne, Big Stone Gap, Va. \Vomen of the 
Presbyterian Church, Mr. Craig Roland, Mr. 
M. L. Moseman. Sylva. Lt. & Mrs. Robert 
M. Bryson, Hanfoid, Calif. Mrs. Julia Mur- 
l^hv. Mountain City, Fenn. (dassie Martin, 
Big Stone Gap, Va., The J. L. Walker Fam- 
ily, Rockmart, Ga. 

Haglir, Mrs. C;i.ara — Mr. & Mrs. F. P. Ray, 
Weaverville. 

FIvLL, Mr. Eric R., .Ashevilef — Mrs. Eric R. 
Hall, Asheville. 

HvM.NUR, Mrs. Louise, Black Mountain — Mrs. 
George B. Philips, Hendersonville. 

FlARDiN, Mr. Jamis Paul, Jr., Canion — Miss 
Louise Slaughter, Miss Virginia Slaughter, 



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Miss June Scroggs, Mrs. W. L. Suttles, Mrs ^ 
G. C Watts. Mr. & Mrs Bud Chambers. Mr 
<fc Mrs. R B. Patterson. Irene Wilson. Mrs 
Dorothy H. Avery, Women of The Presbvte- 
rian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur O. Wall & 
Family, Mr. Harry N. Matthews. Miss Freda 
Allison, Mr. & Mrs. George Robertson. Circle' 
No. 2 of The Presbyterian Church, Highland 
Park Neighbors, Mr. & Mrs. G. C. Watts, Jr. 
Mr. & Mrs. Joe F. Cathev, Mrs. L. M. West 
Mrs. D. C. Rogers, Mr. Thomas Furness, Mi.ss 
Mary Furness, Mr. & Mr. Emery S. Mathis 
Mr. & Mrs. Clyde R. Hoey, Jr., Mr. & Mrs' 
S. B. Burrus. Mr. & Mrs. B. M. Burrus, Mr 
& Mrs. 'William Milne, Midway Tuesday Nitc 
Mixed League. Canton. Mr. & Mrs. Glenn E 
Robinson, Candler. 

Hardvvick, Mr. Adrian, ZJlack Mountain — 
Miss Sue Willard Lindsley, Waynesville. 

Hawkins Mr. R. E., Canton — Mr. & Mrs 
Tate Barlow, Mr. &: Mrs. AVilliam Milne, Mr 
& Mrs. Ray Foster, Mrs. Alda Sands, Canton 

Henderson, Mr. Hoke, Charleston, S. C. —J 
Mr. & Mrs. Ben Ray, Andrews. 

FlENDRicKS, Mrs. Irma, Hendersonville — Ver- 
non and Leander Johnson, Hendersonville. 

Hfnslev, Mr. Silas, Burnsville — Mr. & Mrs 
Ray E. Miller & Family, Asheville. 

HiMEs, Mrs. Annie Logan, Asheville — Mr. 
Mrs. Bob Z. Merrill, Asheville. 

Hodgson, Mr. Charles N., Washington, Ga.- 
Mr. R. K. Johnson, Jr., Bryson City. 

FIoRTON, Mr. Victor Walter, Asheville — 
Women of Kenilworth Church, Asheville. 

Howard, Mr. H. H., Spartanburg, S. C. — Mr 
& Mrs. James E. Neal, Enka. 

Howell, Mr. Dock Allen, Waynesville — 
Women of The Presbyterian Church, Mrs. 
Margaret H. Long, Canton. 

Hudson, Mr. Robert Gordon, Waynesville - 
Mrs. Elaine Hudson, Waynesville. 

Ingle, Mrs. Mary Reid, Asheville — Wome: 
of Kenilworth Church, Mr. & Mrs. ^Vald 
Lanning, Asheville. Mrs. Virginia Todd ani 
Salli, Los Angeles, Calif. Mr. & Mrs. A. 
Bright, Jackson, Miss. 

James, Mr. Guy, Horse Shoe — Vernon am 
Leander Johnson, Hendersonville. 

Johnson, Mr. James D., Canton — Mr. & Mr 
William Milne, Canton. 

Jones, Mr. Waverlv, Charlotte, N. C. — Mi 
&: .Mrs. S. W. Huddleston, Asheville. 

Keys, Mrs. Jean Doison, Asheville — Mr. 
Mrs. Conrad Ward, Weaverville. 

KiLLiAN, Miss Nancy Louise, Waynesville - 
Mrs. L. M. Richeson, Mr. & Mrs. J. A. Pre 
vost, I'airview Home Demonstration Club 
Mrs. C. N. Allen & Family, Mr. R. L. PrevosI 
Sr., Ha/elwood. Mrs. Richard N. Barber, Jr 
Miss Ida Jean Brown, Mr. & Mrs. Robert H 
Gibson, Sr., Dr. & Mrs. Eugene Harpe, Mrs 
Hugh J. Sloan, Mrs. Nora Swift Atkins, Mr. 
.Mrs. Joirathan Woody, Mrs. Anna B. Silei 
W o in e n of Fhe Presbyterian Churcfi 
Circle No. I of Fhe Presbyterian Church 
Mr. .<■ Mrs. J. J. Henson, Mrs. Corett 
Hcnsoii Blanchette, Mrs. Roger Soltis, Mi^ 
Lois B. Harrold, Mr. & Mrs. Dan Watkin* 
Mrs. M. G. Stamey, Mr. & Mrs. Franklin \ 
McCracken, Waynesville. Mrs. Henry " 
Sharp, .Asheville. Miss Elsie M. Hayes, Frank 
lin. Lois M. Slaninyre, Canton. Mr. & Mri 
C. W . McFarland, Mr. & Mrs. M. G. McDor 
aid it Family, Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Hewsoi 
& Family, Earned, Kansas. 

Koudella, Mrs. Oiio C, \\'EAvFRyiLLi; — Ladid 
Bible C;iass of Fhe Presbyterian Church 
Women ol Fhe Presbyterian CUiurch, \Veaveij 
ville. 

KuscL K, Mrs. .Anna, Hendersonville — Mr. 

Mrs. Troy \\'illiams, Dana, N. C. 
Lanninc;, Mrs. J. W., Asheville — Mr. & Mri| 

J. Edwin Justice, Canton. 
l.iNN, Mrs. a. L., .Asheville — .Mi. Ji; .Mis. V. 

Ned Morris, Asheville. 
Loi I!, Mr. Arthur, Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. I 
B. Matheson, Brevard. •■; ! 

Li dimann, Mrs. Frederick, Dunedin, Fla. - 
.Mrs. I hompsou A. Nooiier, Sr., Hendersor 
ville. 
.Mann, Mr. Marvin, Hayesville — Mrs. Iran 

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Our Mountain Work 

CHURCH EXTENSION • CHRISTIAN EDUCATION • THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN OF BLACK MOUNTAIN 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL • PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF APPALACHIA 

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN U. S. 

A NEW BUILDING FOR THE TRINITY CHURCH 



MARCH. 1969 

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The Whole Work Of The Whole Church 

Promoted In Or Supported By 

Asheville Presbytery 

blished Monthly At Weaverville, N. C, By 
Asheville Presbytery, Office of 
Executive Secretary 

Rev. W. G. Thomas, D.D., Editor 
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)lume LVIII March, 1969 



No. 3 



ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

APRIL 8 

The spring meeting of Asheville Pres- 
tery will be held in the Grace Cove- 
nt chiinh, 789 Merrimon Avenue, 
;heville, Tuesday April 8, 1969. Re- 
itration will begin at 9:00 a. m. and 
e worship service at 9:30 a. m. 
The Moderator, the Rev. Leroy V. 
crest, will conduct the devotional and 
e Sacrament of the Lord's Supper will 

administered by the Rev. Earl M. 
lughan, pastor of the Bryson City 
urch, and the Rev. George F. Ganey, 
stor of the Etowah church, assisted 
' ruling elders from the Grace Cove- 
mt church. 

The Rev. Wyatt Aiken, Marietta,Ga., 
id a member of Cherokee Presbytery, 
ill seek admission to Asheville Pres- 
'tery in order that he might accept a 
11 to become the pastor of the Frank- 
1 church. Dr. Grier Davis, chairman 

the Minister and His Work, will pre- 
nt a report concerning the call. 
The Rev. Richard G. Shelor, chairman 

the Candidate Committee, will pre- 
'ore On Page Four 




The congregation of the Trinity 
Church, Hendersonville, held ground- 
breaking ceremonies Sunday, March 2, 
for the construction of the first vmit, an 
educational wing, of their building pro- 
gram which will cost ^142,000. 

Taking part in turning the first spade- 
fid of earth were, left to right, Hal N. 
C^lark, oldest member of the congrega- 
tion; Mrs. McAvoy Brittain, repre- 
senting women of the church; }im 
Hinson, chairman of the building com- 
mission. The Rev. Hugh L. Eichelberger, 
pastor, and the Rev. Leroy V. Secrest, 
chairman of the Church Extension Com- 
mittee of Asheville Presbytery, back- 
groimd, also participated in the cere- 
mony, held following the morning wor- 
ship service. 

The new church site, consisting of 
8.3 acres, is located at 600 Blythe Street 
and was purchased by the Church Ex- 
tension Committee of Asheville Presby- 
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DAY BY DAY 
ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

The April, May, June issue of DAY 
BY DAY, has many names familiar to 
individuals and churches in Asheville 
Presbytery. 

DAY BY DAY is a devotional quarter- 
ly published by the Board of Christian 
Education of the General Assembly, and 
used in most of the congregations of the 
Presbyterian Chmxh, U. S. 

Featiued daily are suggested Scripture 
readings and appropriate comments by 
leaders throughout the church. Names 
of workers on the foreign field and in 
the homeland are named for prayer 
each day. 

Among the contributors in the April, 
May, June issue are Rev. Stanley L. 
Bennett (June 9-4) , student minister at 
Western Carolina University and pastor 
of the Cidlowhee Presbyterian Church; 
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The Presbyterian Home For Children 
Of Black Mountain, N. C Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage. Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 
W. G. Thomas, Treasurer Don C. McKenzie, Superintendent 

40 church street, asheville, n. c. r.f.d. i, black mountain, n. c. 

Tel. Asheville, 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa, 686-3666 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



March, 196 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

Presbytery of Asheville 

Synod of Appalachia 

1968-1969 
PRESIDENT — Mrs. Grace Stamey, Box 
294, Waynesville, N. C. 28786 

VICE-PRESIDENT— Mrs. S. S. Cooley, 
P. O. Box 745, Black Mountain, N. 
C. 28711 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
Guy White, Kanawha Drive, Mon- 
treal, N. C. 28757 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. Darwin Jordan, Box 104, 
Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 

TREASURER— Mrs. Hugh Lamb, P. O. 
Box 15, Asheville, N. C. 28802 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. Mark Sumner, 38 
Faircrest Road, Asheville, N. C. 
28804 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor — Mrs. Darwin Jordan, Box 104, 
Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 

MEN OF THE CHURCH 

PRESIDENT — Jack Ward, Arden 
Church, 206 Linden Street 
Arden, N. C. 28704 

FIRST V.P. — Thomas A. McGuire, 
Franklin Church, Ridgecrest Circle, 
Franklin, N. C. 28734 

SECOND V.P. — William T. Carpenter, 
Black Mountain Church, 102 Fourth 
St., Black Mountain, N. C. 28711 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Louis B. 
Joyner, Swannanoa Church, 140 East- 
wood Ave., Swannanoa, N. C. 28778 

FIRST DIVISION CHAIRMAN— R. W. 
Claxton, Bryson City Church, 
Route 1, Whittier, N. C. 28789 

SECOND DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
L. H. Parmele, First Church, Hender- 
sonville, Ridgecrest Drive, Hender- 
sonville, N. C. 28739 

THIRD DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
Frank P. Scott, West Asheville 
Church, 62 Westwood Ave., Asheville, 
N. C. 28806 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 

MODERATOR — Susan Rodda, Andrews 
Church 

VICE-MODERATOR — James Hender- 
son, Westminster Church 

STATED CLERK — Alma Evans, West- 
minster Church 

REGISTRAR — Mike Claxton, Bryson 
City Church 

HISTORIAN — James Harrison, West 
Asheville 

TREASURER — Lee Nichols, Andrews 
Church 

DISTRICT CHAIRMEN— Nann Boggs, 
Grace Covenant; Susan Krause, Mal- 
vern Hills Church; Jessica McCollum; 
Mike Begley, Black Mountain Church; 
Dearing Gardner, First Church, Ashe- 
ville; and Richard Harrison, West 
Asheville. 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. J. 
Douglas Heck, The Rev. Robert S. 
Busey, Miss Geraldine Rustin, First, 
Hendersonville. 




Mrs. Thomas E. Jones 

WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 
ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

The annual meeting of the Women 
of the Church of Asheville Presbytery 
will be held at the West Asheville Pres- 
byterian Church, 690 Haywood Road, 
Asheville, Thursday, April 10, 1969. 

Registration will begin at 9:30 A.M. 
and the first session at 10:00 A.M. 

Mrs. M. G. Stamey, president of the 
Women of Asheville Presbytery, will 
direct the program. 

The featured speaker for the day's 
program will be Mrs. Thomas E. Jones, 
a member of the Wytheville Presbyter- 
ian Church, Wytheville, Va. She has 
served as President of the Women of 
the Church, Recording Secretary of 
Appalachia Synodical, and is now Pres- 
ident of the Women of the Synod of 
Appalachia. 

Each one of the thirty-seven churches 
in our presbytery should be represented 
by a large delegation at this meeting. 
The women of the West Asheville church 
will serve lunch at 12:00 noon. 



CONGRESS ON EVANGELISM 
AN URGENT APPEAL 

Presbytery's Committee On Evange- 
lism is sponsoring two representatives to 
attend The Congress On Evangelism to 
be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Sep- 
tember 8 -13, 1969. 

This meeting is under the auspices 
of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Asso- 
ciation with many denominations par- 
ticipating in the program. An estimated 
8000 ministers, laymen and evangelists 
will take part. Asheville Presbytery is 
allowed 2 delegates. The Rev. Harold 
Borchert, Pastor of the Malvern Hills 
Presbyterian Church and Mr. Don 
McKenzie, Superintendent of our Pres- 
byterian Home, have been chosen by the 
(Jommittee on Evangelism with the ap- 
proval of our Moderator, the Rev. Leroy 
V. Secrest, to be the delegates. 



Expenses for our two delegates tot; 
1500.00. This is $50.00 each for tuitio 
and an estimated $200.00 each for ex] 
enses (Travel, food, lodging, etc.) 

The Rev. James Lyons, Chairman c 
the Committee on Evangelism, has mac 
an urgent appeal for the 37 churches < 
the Presbytery to share in the cos 
Twenty gifts of $22.50 each would tal< 
care of the whole thing. Those desirir 
to share in the noble effort are urge 
to send contributions to W. G. Thoma 
40 Church Street, Asheville, N.C. 2880 



A MEMORIAL TO 
DONALD AUGUSTUS SWICOR] 
(1894-1969) 

Born in Climax, Georgia in Augu 
1894 Rev. Donald Swicord served h 
Lord and his church faithfully in mar 
places. A graduate of the University < 
South Carolina and of Columbia Theol 
gical Seminary, Mr. Swicord went I 
Korea as an evangelistic missionary j 
1921 and was an indefatigable and e 
fective preacher of the Gospel in th;; 
land from 1921 to 1941 when the pre 
sures of war forced his return to Americ' 

In subsequent years he served past' 
rates in Quincy, Florida; Greensbor 
North Carolina; Norfolk, Virginia an 
Panama City, Florida and was a churc' 
extension secretary in Florida Presbytei 
for eleven years. 

In his work Mr. Swicord exhibite 
great energy, evangelistic zeal and ' 
warm personal relationship with the 



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to whom he ministered. He held dee[ 
convictions about the content of tl! 
Christian faith and maintained this poi! 
tion with love and humility. j 

Married to Virginia Mayes just pri( 
to leaving for Korea, the Swicords ha^' 
one daughter and three sons and elevfi 
grandchildren. 

Due to impaired health Mr. Swicoi! 
retired from the active ministry thii] 
years ago and they made their home ;j 
Black Mountain, North Carolina. /! 
thous;h he was "retired," like so mat: 
others he continued to preach as oppc' 
tunities presented themselves and was i 
the last a clear and earnest witness 
the saving and keeping power of tl 
One he loved and served. 

Prepared by Dr. L. Nelson Bell ' 



MEN OF THE CHURCH 
SYNOD OF APPALACHIA 

Synod's Men of the Church Rally to 
held at Lee-McRae June 13, 14, ai 
15th. ' ' 

At the joint meeting with tf 
MOC of the Synod of South Cii; 
olina held at Montreat in May 19' 
it was decided every effort shou 
be exerted to hold a separate Ral 
for the Men of the Synod of Apf 
lachia in 1969. 
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Wyatt Aiken, Jr. 



THE FRANKLIN CHURCH 
CALLS A PASTOR 

The Franklin Presbyterian Church 
IS extended a call to the Rev. Wyatt 
iken, Jr., assistant minister of the First 
resbyterian Church, Marietta, Georgia. 
[e is a member of the Cherokee Pres- 
ytery and will seek admission in Ashe- 
lle Presbytery, April 8, in order to 
:cept the call and to begin his work 
: Franklin, April 10. 

Mr. Aiken is a native of Greenville, 
C, graduate of Greenville High School, 
resbyterian College at Clinton, and 
olumbia Seminary, Decatur, Ga. He 
egan his active ministry in 1961, serv- 
ig as pastor of the First Presbyterian 
hurch, Clarksville, Ga. In 1963 he be- 
ime assistant minister of the First 
hurch. Marietta, Ga. In addition to 
is duties at the First Church, he has 
een very active in promoting the youth 
ork of Cherokee Presbytery. He has 
irved as a past moderator of Cherokee 
resbytery. 

Mrs. Aiken was formerly Mary 
IcLean of Raeford, N. C, a graduate 
[ Flora McDonald College, now St. 
ndrews. She served as the Director of 
hristian Education at the First Church, 
[arietta, Ga., from 1963 until March, 
968. 

After Mr. Aiken has been officially 
jceived as a member of Asheville Pres- 
ytery, a commission will be appointed 
) conduct the installation service at the 
ranklin church. 



TRINITY CHURCH 

'rom Page One 

;ry and donated to the congregation, 
"he Trinity church was organized in 
965 with 57 members and now has ap- 
roximately 200 members. The congrega- 
ion is assuming full obligation for the 
uilding cost. 

The building will include a multiple 
ise area (Worship and Fellowship) 
I'hich will seat 180 for worship and 



DIRECTORY OF PRESBYTERY 

(Names in Italic elected or re-elected at January 1969 meeting.) 

Moderator: Rev. Leroy V. Secrest, July 1969. 

Stated Clerk: Rev. W. G. Thomas, 40 Church Street, Asheville, 

N. C. 28801. 
Permanent Clerk: Rev. Gale Lammey, 784 Sand Hill Road, 

Asheville, N. C. 28806—1972. 
Treasurer of Benevolence Funds: Rev. W. G. Thomas, address 

above. 
Executive Secretary: Rev. W. G. Thomas, address above. 
Historian: Rev. R. E. McClure, 50 Pinehurst Road, Asheville, 

N. C. 28805. 
Publicity Clerk: Rev. W. G. Thomas, address above. 

Trustees of Presbytery 
1970— 0. E. Starnes, Jr., Oak Forest. 
1971— R. R. Williams, Asheville First. 
1972— H. E. Johnson, Kenilworth. 

Trustees of Montreat-Anderson College 
1969— Robert C. Hunter and Frank Todd 
1970— Rev. B. Hoyt Evans and Rev. G. Daniel McCall 
1971 — Horace Adams, Jr. and J. W. Byers. 

Trustees of Davidson College 
1970 — Joseph L. Hunter, Grace Covenant. 
197S—Rev. W. G. Thomas. 

Church Extension 
1970 — W. C. Breazeale, Grace Covenant; Rev. Gale D. Lammey; 

Rev. Leroy V. Secrest, Chairman; J. C. Ward, Arden. 
1971— Rev. J. E. Bates; Rev. W. L. Hodgkin; J. W. Lanning, 

Franklin; Dr. W. M. Nelson, Westminster. 
1972 — Robert Bolt, Brevard; Rev. J. T. Kesterson; George Stowell, 

Hendersonville; Rev. Bill Williams. 

Presbyterian Home for Children 
1970 — Miss Elizabeth McCutchen, Asheville First; M. Graham 

Price, Weaverville; Edward G. Roberts, Malvern Hills; Rev. 

R. G. Shelor. 
1971— J. Paul Teal, Jr., Asheville First; Mrs. Hugh E Lamb, Oak 

Forest; J. R. Lewis, Grace Covenant; William McKay, 

Hendersonville First. 
1972— iJev. H. B. Dendy, Chairman; Rev. R. S. Busey; David S. 

Bender, Kenilworth; Mrs. Sara Smithson, Westminster. 
Christian Education 
1970— Lewis D. Mitchell, Arden; Rev. Calvin C. Thielman; J. G. 

Williams, Malvern Hills. 
1971 — Rev. B. Hoyt Evans, Chairman; Rev. John C. Neville, Jr.; 

Horace Nolen, Franklin. 
1972 — R. Lynn Crawley, Westminster; Rev. Robert Davis; John 

Tyndall, Malvern Hills. 

Presbytery's Council 
1970— W. M. Sessler, Chairman, Asheville First; Rev. D. E. Carl- 
ton, Rev. Edwin Graham; W. P. McLean, West Asheville. 
1971 — Charles A. Allen, Hendersonville First; Dr. H. L. Bacon, 

Bryson City; Rev. Jeff T. Kesterson; Rev. G. Daniel McCall. 
1972— W. L. Getty s, Westminster; Rev. J. L. Jackson; Rev. R. E. 

McClure; Ned Noblitt, Malvern Hills. 
The following by virtue of office held Moderator, Executive Secre- 
tary-Stated Clerk. 

Commission on Minister and His Work 
1970— C. A. Stubbs, Montreat; Rev. G. Aiken Taylor. 
1971 — Charles Munch, Malvern Hills; Rev. Calvin Thielman. 
1971 — Rev. C. Grier Davis, Chairman; Dr. John Folger, Brevard. 

Permanent Committees 
Nominations: 1970 — Rev. Harold Borchert; Donald C. McKenzie, 

Black Mountain; 
1971 — Thomas H. Lamb, Chairman; Rev. David L. Parks; 
1972 — J. L. Connelly, Swannanoa; Rev. Edwin Graham. 



(Additional permanent committees will be published in the April 
issue of Our Mountain Work) 



150 for supper; a study, secretary's office, 
church library, lounge, kitchen, and ten 
Sunday school rooms. This will be on 
two levels with the ten Sunday school 
rooms being on the lower level. 

The congregation will continue to use 
the Church House, converted dwelling, 
1403 Fifth Street, West for their church 
activities until the projected date of Sep- 
tember 9, 1969 for the completion of 
the educational unit. 

The C o c h r a n Construction Co, 
Brevard, is the builder, and Mr. Robert 
Daniels, Brevard, is the architect. 



GENERAL ASSEMBLY 

The One-Hundred-Ninth meeting of 
the General Assembly will be held in the 
Government Street Church, Mobile, 
Alabama, April 24-29, 1969. 

Dr. Don Wardlaw of Columbia Sem- 
inary, Decatur, Ga., is the speaker for 
the Pre-Assembly Conference on the 
Mission of the Church, April 23-24. 

Commissioners to the General Assem- 
bly from Asheville Presbytery are: Min- 
isters-Calvin C. Thielman and John C. 
Neville, Jr.; ruling elders-P. K. Ferree, 
Bryson City; and Lewis D. Mitchell, 
Arden. 



Page Fovir 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



March, 198S 




Powell A. Fraser 

KING COLLEGE ELECTS 
NEW PRESIDENT 

Powell A. Fraser was elected President 
of King College, effective June 15, 
1969, at a meeting of the Trustees of 
the College, Thursday, February 20. 
Fraser is now serving as Director of 
Development at Presbyterian College in 
Clinton, S. C. 

The vacancy at King College was 
brought about by the retirement of Dr. 
R. T. L. Liston, who served as Presid- 
ent of the College for 25 years until June 
1, 1968 . In the interim, Thomas M. 
Divine has served as Acting President. 
Last fall Divine agreed, upon request of 
the Executive Committee of the Trustees 
of King College, to remain as its execut- 
ive officer until the end of the 1968-1969 
academic year to give the Trustees time 
to find a permanent President. 

Fraser, retiring from the U. S. Army 
with the rank of Colonel after 23 years 
of service, has been at Presbyterian 
College since the middle of 1964. He 
was born in Brimswick, Ga., received 
the B. A. degree from Presbyterian 
College and the Master of Arts degree 
in the field of International Affairs from 
George Washington University. In 1960 
he was graduated from the U. S. Army 
War College, after having previously 
completed a year of study at the Com- 
mand and General Staff College. He 
has completed additional graduate work 
at Columbia University. 

At Presbyterian College Fraser has 
assisted in the development of a ten-year 
program for the College. During his 
years of service as Director of Develop- 
ment at the College the total assets of 
the College have more than doubled. 
The de\elopment concept of the College 
lias been expanded to include the estab- 
lishment of an active Board of Visitors 
and a defened gifts program. 

Fraser has served as an elder in the 
First Presbyterian Church in Clinton, 
S. C, the First Presbyterian Church at 
Colorado Springs, Colo., and in Trinity 
Presbyterian Church in Montgomery, 



Ala., and is at this time an elder in the 
Chvnxh at Clinton, S. C. 

He is married to the former Annelle 
McCall of Florence. S. C. A son, Alex, 
age 19, is completing his first year at the 
United States Naval Academy at Annap- 
olis, Md., and a daughter, Eloise, is 
completing her junior year of high 
school. 

Although the Erasers are expected to 
visit Bristol prior to moving, they will 
not take up residence in Bristol before 
June 15. In the meantime, T. M. Divine 
will continue to function as the Acting 
President and executive officer of King 
College. 



DAY BY DAY 



From Page One 

and Rev. James R. Crook, of Charleston, 
S. C, pastor of the Murphy and Hayes- 
ville Churches from 1949-1951. Mr. 
Ciook was ordained by Asheville Pres- 
bytery. 

Listed for special prayer are several 
related to Asheville Presbytery, includ- 
ing a number actively engaged as pastors 
of churches in the Presbytery. 

On the foreign field are: 

Dr. and Mrs. Albert H. Bridgman, 
Kwangju, Korea; Mr. and Mrs. John F. 
Bridgman, Zentsuji, Japan; Rev. Stewart 
G. Bridgman, Pingtung, Taiwan; child- 
ren of Rev. and Mrs. Harold T. Bridg- 
man, Black Mountain. Their father is a 
retired minister, formerly pastor at 
Highlands. 

Rev. and Mrs. Walter P. Baldwin, 
Nagoya, Japan. Mr. Baldwin was stud- 
ent worker at Arden before the church 
was organized, and afterward pastor at 
Brevard. He is a member of Asheville 
Presbytery. Mrs. Baldwin is the daughter 
of Rev. R. D. Bedinger, D. D., Asheville. 

Rev. and Mrs. D. E. Williams, Sao 
Luiz, Brazil. Mr. Williams, a son of Mr. 
and Mrs. J. O. Williams, Black Mount- 
ain, is also a member of Asheville Pres- 
bytery. 

Listed as presently engaged as pastors 
in y\she\ille Presbytery are: 

Rev. Stanley L. Bennett, Cullowhee; 
Rev. Daniel E. Carlton, Dillingham 
and Ivy Park; Rev. Hugh L. Eichel- 
berger, Jr., Trinity (Hendersonville) ; 
Rev. George F. Ganey, Jr., Etowah; 
Rev. J. Douglas Heck, Brittain's Cove 
and Bethel (H) ; Rev. Calvin C. Rice, 
Andrews; Rev. C. W. Solomon, Lakey 
Gap. 

Also listed, and formerly engaged 
in some form of work in the Presbytery, 
are: 

Rev. J. H. Armfield, Jr., Friendship; 
Rev. Robert P. Grumpier, Murphy; and 
Re\'. Ted Smith, Franklin; (all three 
have moved since this issue of DAY BY 
DAY went to press) . 

Re\'. Samuel D. Austin, Hillsvillc.Va., 
formerly student minister at Hayesville; 
Rev. Charles S. McCesney, Bristol, Va., 
whose father was pastor at Oak Forest, 



and the student minister at Fontana Vil 
lage; Rev. Milton P. Reed, Lebanon, Va. 
formerly pastor at Bryson City; Rev 
Taylor O. Bird, Bakersville, N. C, for 
merly a member of Mills River Church 
and Rev. R. J. Coker, Bristol, Tenn. 
formerly pastor at Brittain's Cove. 

Every issue of DAY BY DAY deserve 
careful reading, and daily use. Th( 
Bible readings and comments are help 
ful, and by using it regularly, the worl 
and workers of the church can b( 
remembered in systematic prayer. 



Prepared by Dr. R. E. McClun 



PRESBYTERY 



From Page One 

sent two young men asking to be re 

ceived as Candidates of the Gospe 

Ministry. 

Dr. H. B. Dendy, chairman of th< 
Board of Trustees of the Presbyteriar 
Home for Children, will present a repor 
concerning the number of children re 
ceived and cared for during the year 
outlining the work and program of thi 
Home. The Rev. Leroy V. Secrest, chairl 
man of the Church Extension Commiti 
tee, will present a complete report of al 
activities concerning the aid-receivini' 
churches and the need for extensioi 
work in our Presbytery. 

The chairmen of the Executive anc 
Permanent Committees will present re 
ports. 

The women of the Grace Covenari 
church will provide the lunch a, 
12:30 P. M. 

INCREASED INSURANCE 
BENEFITS FOR MINISTERS 

Atlanta — (PN) — The Board o 
Annuities and Relief has announced ai 
increase for monthly assistance to pel 
sons on ministerial relief, effective Jar 
uary I. 

The Board voted to increase the iox 
mula from 32,400 to $3,000 for Individ 
uals, all regular income considered; an« 
from $3,000 to $4,400 for couples. 

Dr. George H. Vick, Executive Secra 
tary of the Board, pointed out that thI 
(.lunch has increased its formula sine! 
1963 from $1,700 to $3,000 for Individ 
uals and from $2,600 to $4,400 for coi' 
pies, an increase of 75.7% for indivic 
uals and 69.23% for couples. i 

The Board also voted to provide j 
Christmas gift of $150 for individual 
and $200 for couples who are retire^ 
and eligible to receive ministerial reliej 
assistance. 

MAJOR MEDICAL BENEFITS 

Another action of the Board increase 
the life-long major medical benefit fof 
the retired to $7,500 with provision fol 
an annual automatic $1,000 restoration. 



larch. 1969 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Five 



APRIL BIRTHDAYS 



— Keith Bates 


age 


15 


—Terry Wheeler 


age 


11 


— Steve Bates 


age 


14 


— Tina Clark 


age 


7 


— Sandy Giber 


age 


12 


— Bonnie Spark 


age 


14 



MEN OF THE CHURCH 
SPRING RALLY, MAY 1 

Mr. Jack Ward, president of the Men 
Asheville Presbytery, has announced 
at the spring rally for all of the men 
the 37 churches of the Presbytery will 
I held at the First Presbyterian Church, 
endersonville, Thurday night May 1, 
i69, 7:00 o'clock. The meal will be 
rved by the host church. 
Colonel Powell A. Fraser, the elected 
•esident of King College, effective June 
', will be the guest speaker. Since 1964, 
ter serving for 23 years in the U. S. 
rmy. Col. Fraser has been at the Pres- 
terian College, Clinton, S. C, as 
irector of Development of the College, 
e is an elder in the First Church, 
in ton. 

During the meeting an election of 
ficers for the Men of the Church will 
' held. The new officers will be in- 
illed during the fall meeting. 



MEN OF THE CHURCH 

om Page Two 

Since that time a committee of 
John D. Sterrett, Jr., Chairman, 
Rev. Thomas Sproule and Rev. 
Paul Gess have been named to work 
up the plans for the Rally. Dr. 
Nelson Bell and Dr. Donald G. 
Miller have already agreed to take 
key parts on the program. Several 
outstanding laymen are being con- 
tacted to lead the discussion on the 
theme "How Can We Communicate 
Christ?". 

Worship, study, and recreation are 
planned for the program. Friday 
night's program will open with a 
presentation of "Programs and 
Projects for Local MOC Organiza- 
tions." Saturday morning will fea- 
ture Dr. Bell's presentation on the 
subject, "Men Must Communicate 
Christ", to be followed by a key- 
note address by an outstanding lay- 
man from one church. Four discuss- 
ion groups, arranged by our four 
Presbyteries, will follow. These dis- 
cussions will be very practical and 
"down to earth". They will seek to 
find out the Why, What and How 
of Presbyterian Men's challenge to 
make Christ relevant to today's 
life. 

Families will be urged to attend. 
Facilities, programs and interests for 
the whole family are being arrang- 
ed. This includes camping for those 
who have trailers or tents. 



HONOR STUDENTS 
KING COLLEGE 

Five Asheville area students at King 
College have recently received College 
honors. 

Miss Suzanne Fain of Hendersonville 
and Mr. Howard McMahan of Andrews 
are named on the Honor Roll of the 
college for the first semester, having 
made A's in all their courses. There were 
13 students at King with this straight-A 
listing. 

Mr. Samuel Lewis Foreman and Mr. 
David Hershey Hopper of Montreal, and 
Miss Susan Marie Kassem of Weaver- 
ville are named on the Dean's List, hav- 
ing averaged B or better in all their 
courses. Eighty-three students were thus 
commended for their academic records. 

Miss Fain, the daughter of the Rev. 
and Mrs. John L. Fain, Jr., of Route 3, 
Hendersonville, is a member of the 
junior class at King and is majoring in 
biology. She has been elected queen of 
the 1969 Dogwood Festival, 

Mr. McMahan, the son of Mr. and 
Mrs. H. A. McMahan of Route 1, 



Andrews, is a member of the sophomore 
class and is majoring in chemistry. 

Mr. Foreman, the son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Kenneth Foreman of Montreal, is a 
junior at King with a majoring in his- 
tory and economics. 

Mr. Hopper is a freshman at King, 
the son of Dr. and Mrs. Joe B. Hopper 
of Montreal and of Chunju, Korea. 

Miss Kassem is also a member of the 
freshman class. She is the daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Adel Richani of Route 2, 
Weaverville. 



remember 



THE CHURCH 



in your WILL 



AN INVESTMENT FOR ETERNITY 





IN MEMORY OF 


Ruling Elders in the Churches of Asheville Presbytery 




Called to their Reward in 1968 


Canton 


— Frank Smathers 




Date of death — February 26, 1968 




Years of service— 1951-1968 


Hendersonville, First 


— Laurence H. McKay 




Date of death— November 28,1968 




Years of service— 1941-1968 


Mills River 


— Arthur R. Carlwright 




Date of death — January 15, 1968 




Years of service — 1965-1968 


Montreal 


— John Miller 




Date of death-February 28, 1968 




Years of service — 


Riceville 


— M. H. Shope 




Date of death— October 18, 1968 




Years of service— 1929-1968 


West Asheville 


— E. C. Conrad 




Date of death- May 11, 1968 




Years of service— 1940-1968 



TRUSTEES ORGANIZE FOR WORK 

During the annual meeting held February 20, the Trustees of the Presby- 
terian Home for Childen re-elected W. G. Thomas, Secretary-Treasurer. 
Committees were apjiointed to serve during 1969 as follows: 

ADMINISTRATION 
Richard G. Shelor, Chairman, H. B. Dendy, J. Paul Teal, and Graham 
Price. 

FINANCE 
J. Paul Teal, Chairman, Edward G. Roberts and J. R. Lewis. 

HOUSE 
Mrs. Hugh Lamb, Chairman, Mrs. Sara Smithson, and Miss Elizabeth 
McCulchen. 

EDUCATION 
Robert S. Busey, Chairman, and David S. Bender. 

FARM and GROUNDS 
William McKay, Chairman, and J. R. Lewis. 

The Board of Trustees consists of twelve members appointed by Asheville 
Presbytery and two ex-officio members: Donald McKenzie and W. G. Thomas. 
The Board meets the third Thursday night of each month. 



Page Six 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



March. 1969 



Mmnrtal (gifts 

The Presbyterian Home for Children 
Black Mountain. N. C. 



Baker, Mr. Winfred, Asheville — Mrs. May A. 
Dunn, The Smithson Family, Asheville. 

Baldwin, Mr. Charles F., Coral Gables, Fla. — 
Mrs. William M. Shepherd, Hendersonville. 

Banyas, Mr. Terry Lee, Asheville — Circle § 
1 of Grace Covenant Church, Asheville. 

Beck, Mr. Carl B., Morristown, Tenn. — 
Women of Kenilworth Church, Asheville. 

Bell, Mrs. Hattie Justus, Henersonville — 
Vernon and Leander Johnson, Hendersonville. 

BoTHWELL, Miss Mary Ada, Asheville — Mrs. 
Lois D. Walker, Oak Park. 111. 

Brown, Mr. George E., Franklin — Mrs. J. E. 
S. Thorpe, Mr. & Mrs. Horace T. Nolen, 
Circle # 1 of the Presbyterian Church, Frank- 
lin. 

Clausen, Mr. and Mrs. Harold F., Henderson- 
ville — Mr. & Mrs. A. Ehrgott, Hendersonville. 

Cline, Mrs. Virginia Smith, Canton — Mrs. 
Blanche H. Osborne, Canton. 

Clontz, Mr. Loy D., Asheville — Mr. and Mrs. 

C. A. Worrell, Asheville. 

Crawford, Mr. Ralph S., Hendersonville — Mr. 
& Mrs. George A. Bond, Jr., Mr & Mrs. W. B. 
Schorr, Mr. & Mrs. Harold Flanagan, Mr. & 
Mrs. Robert Bellamy, Mr. & Mrs. W. A. 
Franklin, Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Hammond, Hen- 
dersonville. 

Cress, Mrs. Sally, Salisbury, N. C. — Women of 
Kenilworth Church, Asheville. 

Crotts, Miss Viola, Asheville — Mrs. May Dunn, 
Asheville. 

CuRETON, Mr. George D., Naples, N. C. — Mrs. 
Thomas Ratliff, Sr., New Smyrna Beach, 
Fla. 

Davis, Mr. James Chandler, Florence, S. C. — 
Women of Kenilworth Church, Asheville. 

Davis, W. Aubrey, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. John 
W. Erichson, Mr. & Mrs. Leslie L. Cobb, .Ashe- 
ville. 

DoLBEE, Mr. Cenit Floyd — Mr & Mrs. Thomas 

D. Clark, Hendersonville. 

Downs, Mrs. Robert C, Flat Rock — Mr. & 

Mrs. Wallace H. Magee, Flat Rock. Circle # 7 

of the First Presbyterian Church, Dr. & Mrs. 

Walter A. Luck, Hendersonville. 
Emory, Mr. Woodson J., Weaverville — Mrs. 

Alice G. McDowell, Weaverville. 
Freeman, Mr. Joe J., Hendersonville — Mr. & 

Mrs. Lawrence A. Blair, Hendersonville. 
Gassaway, Mr. Don, Asheville — Bob, Jean and 

Robbie Dempsey, Asheville. 
Gilley, Mrs. Shaler, Sylvia — Jackson Countv 

Unit of N. C. E. A. 
Glenn, Mrs. J. F., Marion, N. C. — Mr. Mrs. 

Joe G. King, Mr. & Mrs. C. L. Poteat. 
Hamell, Mr. B. H., Lincolnton, N. C. — Mr. 

& Mrs. Duncan Hunter, Brevard. 
Hardin, Mr. James P. Jr., Canton — Board of 

Deacons of The Presbyterian Church, Canton. 
HoRTON, Mrs. J. T. Unicoi, Tenn. — Mrs. J. A. 



Goforth and Sara, Asheville. 

Howell, Mr. Dock Allen, Waynesville, — 
Quality Control Dept. of Champion Papers, 
Canton. 

IvEY, Cleopas S., Belton, S. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Gary G. Flatow, Asheville. 

Kelley, Mr. Robert R., Canton — Mr. & Mrs. 
Jack G. McCracken & Family, W^aynesville. 

KouDELLA, Mrs. Anna, Weaverville — Circle §1 
of The Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. 

LovEN, Mr. G. Carl, Marion, N. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Harry A. Lytle, Asheville. 

Martin, Mr. Weldon, Andrews — Mr. & Mrs. W. 
Pitt Walker, Andrews. 

McKay, Mr. L. H., Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
W. B. Schorr, Mrs. Charles R. Scott, Mr. & 
Mrs. Gerald Hammond, Hendersonville. 

Miles, Mr. Floyd L., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Frank Ferrell, Brevard. 

Painter, Mr. Will, Sylva — Mr. & Mrs. Robert 
Harding, Sylva. 

Patton, Mrs. Thomas Edward, Asheville — Mrs. 
M. C. Robinson, Asheville. Mrs. Margaret D. 
Atkinson, Umatilla, Fla. 

Pearce, Mr. Rex, St. Petersburg, Fla. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Mossom Reid, West Palm Beach, Fla. 

Penticoff, Mrs. Lillian, Hendersonville — Mrs. 
J. F. Agnew, Hendersonville. 

Pike, Mr. Walker K., Hendersonville — Mrs. 
Sue P. Ruff, Miss Vinnie L Black, Mrs. Edith 
B. Braine, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Clark, Mrs. 
L. B. McDonald, Mrs. Bruce Drysdale, Mrs. 
George B. Philips, Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. 
Allen, Mr. W. Lawrence Butler, Mr. & Mrs. 
S. G. Staton, Mrs. D. B. Green, Mr. & Mrs, 
Lawrence A. Blair, Mr. D. W. Simpson, 
Presbyterian Men's Bible Class of First Church, 
Miss Emma Sample, Miss Anne Sample, Mrs. 
Charles R. Scott, Mr. & Mrs. Harold Flanagan. 
Mr. & Mrs. W. A. Franklin, The Mary Smyth 
S. S. Class of First Church, Circle #8 of 
First Church, Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Hammond, 
Hendersonville. Miss Anne Benson Priest. Mr. 
& Mrs. Charles W. Davis, Brevard. Mrs. A. 
F. Marascola, Denver, Colo. Mr. & Mrs. Larry 
McKay, Mrs. L. H. McKay, Mr. & Mrs. C. C. 
Oates, Flat Rock. Mrs. Thomas Ratliff, Sr., 
New Smyrna Beach, Fla. Lt. Col. & Mrs. 
Marcus W. Galyean, Asheville. Mr. g; Mrs. 
George Klick, Horse Shoe. 

Plott, Miss Mareta Anne, Waynesville — Mrs. 
George F. Plott, Mrs. W. F. Swift, Sr., Mr. 
& Mrs. W. F. Swift, Jr. 

Pressly, Mrs. B. G. — Mr. & Mrs. Harold Flana- 
gan, Hendersonville 

Price, Mr. John McC, Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. George F. Stowell, Mrs. George B. Philips, 
Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Allen, Mr. W. Law- 
rence Butler, Mrs. Bruce Di-ysdale, Mrs. L. B. 
McDonald, Mr. & Mrs. W. B. Schorr, Dr. & 
Mrs. Kenneth G. Bartels, The Singley Class 
of First Church, Mrs. Charles R. Scott, Mr. 
& Mrs. Harold Flanagan, Mr. & Mrs. T. B. 
Meadows, Mr. &: Mrs. William W. Clark, 
Circle #9 of First Church, Hendersonville. 
Mr. & Mrs. Lynn Matthias, Milwaukee, Wise. 
Evelyn Youngquist, Chicago, 111. Mrs. C. C. 
Simpson, Glenview, 111. Mr. & Mrs. W. B 
McConnell, Grants Pass, Ore. The Asheville 



Memorial Gift for The Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 

Enclosed is $ In Memory Of 



name of deceased 



Who died- 



at 



place (post office) 



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correct name for mail, please 



complete address for mail, please 



Donor's Name- 



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Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 

{Acknowledgement cards zvill he mailed promptly if sufficient information is given in blanks above) 



Orthopedic Hospital, Asheville. The Rietzo 
Company, Louisville, Ky. 

Ragland, Steve Samuel, Sr., Atoka, Tenn. 
Southern Cemetery Association, Asheville. 

Rhoades, Mr. Verne, Asheville — Miss Heler 
Taylor, Miss Elizabeth Taylor, Asheville. 

Robertson, Mr. Henry A., Asheville — Mr. i 
Mrs. Ray Miller, Primary Dept. of West Ashe 
ville Presbyterian Church, Three M Class o 
West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Adul 
Choir of West Asheville Presbyterian Church 
Tuesday Night Bridge Club, Mr. & Mrs. Jo( 
D. McCracken, Asheville. 

Russell, Mrs. M. H. Kernersville, N. C. — Pres 
byterian Women of the Church, Andrews. 

Sales, Mrs. Fred L., Ashbville — Anonymou 
Donor. 

Sample, Mr. Robert C, Jr., Hendersonville-i 
Vernon and Leander Johnson, Circle f^9 o 
First Church, Mrs. J. R. Sandifer, Dr. 8 
Mrs. Joseph P. Bailey, Mr. & Mrs. Lawrena 

A. Blair, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. Lew R 
Hoyt, Columbia, S. C. 

Shipley, Dr. Glenn M., Paducah, Ky. — Th 
Smithson Family, Asheville. 

Smith, Mr. Herman, Asheville — Adult Choir o 
the West Asheville Presbyterian Church. 

Smith, Mr. Louis S., Asheville — Miss Edna V: 
Ward, Mrs. Minna E. Hegeman, Kupples Klul? 
of First Church, Mr. & Mrs. Frank Lyon, Mr 
& Mrs. E. R. Gibbs, Mrs. O. L. Arnold, Dr. i 
Mrs. William A. Mynatt, Mrs. Mary A. Dodd 
Mr. gc Mrs. Jack Woodcock, Mr. & Mrs. Rober 

B. Armstrong & Family, Dr. & Mrs. Edwin J 
Chapman, Mr. & Mrs. S. W. Huddleston, Mrsi 
Ida Bates, Mrs. George H. Wright, Sr., Mrs] 
R. P. Booth, Asheville. Dr. & Mrs. Guy 
White, Jr., Montreat. 

Smith, Mrs. Ruth Virginia, Lynchburg, Va 

Circle #1 of the Presbyterian Church, Franklin, 
Snyder, Mr. J. C, Erwin, Tenn. — Mr. & Mrs! 

Tate Barlow, Canton. 
Steelman, Mrs. Annie, Leicester — Men's Bibli 

Class of Malvern Hills Presbyterian Churchj 

Asheville. 
SwicoRD, The Rev. Donald, Black Mountain- 

Women of The Black Mountain Presbyteriai: 

Church, Black Mountain, 
Thomas, Mr. Frederick C, Atlanta, Ga.— Mii 

& Mrs. Sidney A. Martin, Sidney and Douglaj 

Martin, Asheville 
Wells, Mrs. Jessie, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. Ro 

bert Schott,' Mr. Fred Martin, Asheville. 
^VoLTERs, Mr. a. E., Deerfield, III.— Christin 

MacMartin, Kenneth MacMartin, Henderson 

ville. 



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WATCH THIS COLUMN 

The Central Treasurer of Benevoleno 

for Asheville Presbytery reports foi 

period indicated below: 

January 1 — March 5 

Received for distribution to all 

Benevolent Causes 

ASSEMBLY CAUSES 

Budgeted $14,299.1 

Non-Budgeted 188.1 

SYNOD CAUSES 

Budgeted 3,169.2i 

Non-Budgeted 344.2 

PRESBYTERY CAUSES 

Budgeted 16,383.2 

Non-Budgeted 1,073.6 

Miscellaneous 71.2.1 

TOTAL p.5,528.9:; 






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SYNOD OF APPALACHIA 
MAY 20-21 

The Synod of Appalachia will mee 
in tlie Lookout Mountain Presbyteriai 
Church, Lookout Mountain, Tennessee 
May 20-21, 1969. Registration will begii 
.It 11:30 A. M. May 20, and Synod wil 
convene at 1:30 P. M. 



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Our Mountain Work 

CHURCH EXTENSION • CHRISTIAN EDUCATION • THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN OF BLACK MOUNTAIN 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL • PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE. SYNOD OF APPALACHIA 

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN U. S. 

NEW YOUTH COUNCIL 



APRIL, 1969 

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The Whole Work Of The Whole Church 

Promoted In Or Supported By 

Asheville Presbytery 

blished Monthly At Weaverville, N. C, By 
Asheville Presbytery, Office of 
Executive Secretary 

Rev. W. G. Thomas, D.D., Editor 
Church Street - - - Asheville, N. C. 28801 

;v. H. B. Dendy, D.D. — Business Manager 
Weaverville, N. C. 28787 

Subscription Price: $1.00 Per Annum 



)lume LVIII April, 1969 



No. 4 



WHAT PRESBYTERY DID 
April 8, 1969 

Met at the Grace Covenant Church, 
lesday, April 8th, Robert S. Busey, 
stor. 

Elected Dr. L. Nelson Bell, A Ruling 
der of the Montreat Church, as Mode- 
tor Nominee for the meeting July 8th. 
Heard a message by the Reverend Jan 
acera, inember of The Evangelical 
lurch of Czechoslovakia for the past 
irty years. Mr. Kucera is a friend of 
"thur Matthews and was introduced to 
esbytery by David L. Parks. 
Received Wyatt Aiken, Jr. from 
lerokee Presbytery who has accepted 
call to the Franklin Church, Franklin, 
orth Carolina and will serve as Stated 
ipply of the Morrison Church, Frank- 
i. Appointed the following Commission 
conduct the Installation Service, 
mday, April 27th, Ministers — W. G. 
homas. Chairman: Gale D. Lammey, 
Iwin P. Graham; Ruling Elders — 
mes Suit, Bryant M c C 1 u r e and 
homas A. McGuire. 

Received as a Candidate for the Gospel 
inistry John N. Adams, a member of 
ore on Page Two 




L to R 1st Row: Lee Nichols, Registrar - Andrews; Beth Gettys, Stated Clerk- 
Westminster; Susie Bull, District Chairman - West Asheville; Sallie Edwards, District 
Chairman - West Asheville. 2nd Row: Kathy Hardie, District Chairman - Montreat; 
Jessica McCoUum, Vice Moderator - Grace Covenant; Bea Gardner, District Chair- 
man - Asheville First. 3rd Row: Richard Harrison, Treasurer - West Asheville; Phil 
Roberts, District Chairman - West Asheville; Mike Begley, Moderator - Black 
Mountain; Phil Saenger, District Chairman - Grace Covenant. Cindy Sanders, His- 
torian - Asheville First - not present for picture. 



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Asheville Presbytery's Youth Council 
is planning this year's Summer Con- 
ference for June 10-14 at the Presbytery's 
Christian Education Center, Little Pis- 
gah Ranch. The Conference will begin 
with registration at 10:00 AM June 10, 
and conclude after lunch June 14. 

The featured speaker will be the Rev. 
John Oliver, Assistant Pastor at the 
Trinity Presbyterian Church, Montgom- 
ery, Ala. Mr. Oliver is active in youth 
work in his own church and Presbytery. 
He will be speaking to the conference 
at a morning Bible study, and for the 
evening Vesper services. 

The program for the conference will 
revolve around the theme: "Jesus Christ 
the same yesterday, today, and forever." 
One major item on the daily schedule 
will be a study of the parables of Jesus. 
A different parable will be studied each 
day. The study will include a short 
More on Page Four 



WOMEN OF THE PRESBYTERY 
NEW OFFICERS INSTALLED 

The Women of Asheville Presbytery 
met at the West Asheville Presbyterian 
Church Thvirsday, April 10th, and wit- 
nessed the election of new officers and 
the installation service. 

Elected were various committee chair- 
men, Mrs. J. T. Russell, Jr. of Waynes- 
ville, President-elect; Mrs. W. B. Fergu- 
son of Weaverville, Vice- President; Mrs. 
C. M. Fortune of Asheville Recording 
Secretary; Mrs. Harold Borchert of Ashe- 
ville, Personal Faith and Family Life 
Chairman; Miss Ruth Hillhouse of 
Hendersonville, Christian Community 
Action Chairman; Mrs. P. S. Ferguson 
of Bryson City, Leadership and Re- 
sources Chairman; Mrs. Kenneth Fore- 
man of Montreat, Historian. 

Continuing in office for another year 
More on Page Five 



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The Presbyterian Home For Children 
Of Black Mountain, N. C Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 
W. G. Thomas, Treasurer Don C. McKenzie, Superintendent 

40 church street, asheville, n. c. r.f.d. 1, black mountain, n. c. 

Tel. asheville, 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa, 686-3666 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



April 1961 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

Presbytery of Asheville 

Synod of Appalachia 

1968-1969 
PRESIDENT — Mrs. Grace Stamey, Box 
294, Waynesville, N. C. 28786 

VICE-PRESIDENT — Mrs. S. S. Cooley, 
P. O. Box 745, Black Mountain, N. 
C. 28711 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
Guy White, Kanawha Drive, Mon- 
treat, N. C. 28757 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. Darwin Jordan, Box 104, 
Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 

TREASURER— Mrs. Hugh Lamb, P. O. 
Box 15, Asheville, N. C. 28802 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. Mark Sumner, 38 
Faircrest Road, Asheville, N. C. 
28804 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor — Mrs. Darwin Jordan, Box 104, 
Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 

MEN OF THE CHURCH 

PRESIDENT — Jack Ward, Arden 
Church, 206 Linden Street 
Arden, N. C. 28704 

FIRST V.P. — Thomas A. McGuire, 
Franklin Church, Ridgecrest Circle, 
Franklin, N. C. 28734 

SECOND V.P.— William T. Carpenter, 
Black Mountain Church, 102 Fourth 
St., Black Mountain, N. C. 28711 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Louis B. 
Joyner, Swannanoa Church, 140 East- 
wood Ave., Swannanoa, N. C. 28778 

FIRST DIVISION CHAIRMAN— R. W. 
Claxton, Bryson City Church, 
Route 1, Whittier, N. C. 28789 

SECOND DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
L. H. Parmele, First Church, Hender- 
sonville, Ridgecrest Drive, Hender- 
sonville, N. C. 28739 

THIRD DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
Frank P. Scott, West Asheville 
Church, 62 Westwood Ave., Asheville, 
N. C. 28806 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 

MODERATOR — Mike Begley, Black 
Mountain Church 

VICE-MODERATOR— Jessica McCoUom 
Grace Covenant 

TREASURER— Richard Harrison - West 
Asheville 

STATED CLERK— Beth Gettys - West- 
minster 

REGISTRAR— Lee Nichols - Andrews 

HISTORIAN — Cindy Sanders - First 
Presbyterian - Asheville 

DISTRICT CHAIRMEN— Bea Gardner, 
First Presbyterian - Asheville, Suzy 
Bull - West Asheville, Phil Saenger - 
Grace Covenant, Phil Roberts - West 
Asheville, Kathy Hardie - Montreat 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. J. 
Douglas Heck, Miss Geraldine Rustin, 
First Hendersonville. 



CENTRAL TREASURER'S REPORT TO PRESBYTERY, APRIL SJ 
FOR BENEVOLENT CAUSES FROM JANUARY 1, TO APRIL 5, 19( 

1969 SPENDING BUDGETAMT. EXPECTED RECEIVED DUE I 



ASSEMBLY CAUSES 
Central Treasurer . 

SYNOD CAUSES 

King College 

Union Seminary 

Louisville Seminary . 
Christian Education 
Church Extension _ 



$ 82,424.00 $ 20,606.00 $ 22,665.00 $ 



PRESBYTERY CAUSES 

Presbyterian Home 

Church Extension 

Christian Education _ 

Office of Ex. Sec. 

Mont. -Anderson Col. 

Davidson College 

N.C. Council of Churches 



19,096.00 

2,276.00 

1,139.00 

7,166.00 

306.00 

48,072.00 
44,977.00 
13,448.00 
19,069.00 
12,741.00 
1,956.00 
212.00 



4,774.00 
569.00 
284.75 

1,791.50 
76.50 



12,240.50 

11,244.25 

3,362.00 

4,767.25 

3,185.25 

489.00 

53.00 



2,658.46 
344.01 
166.86 

1,005.34 
103.95 

8,633.34 
5,844.08 
2,112.07 
2,928.84 
1,711.57 
378.90 
63.90 



2,115. 
224. 
117.^ 
786. 



3,607. 
5,400.] 
1,249.! 
1,838.' 
1,473.( 
110. 






Total $253,772.00 | 63,443.00 $ 48,616.32 $ 16,924.( 

i The Assembly Causes were met in full for the First Quarter. 

\ Synod and Presbytery Causes lacked $16,924.03. 

^ Churches and individuals are urged to make diligent effort to clear this 

debtedness. 
i Benevolent Contributions should reach the Central Treasurer's office by tl 

5th of each month. 



PRESBYTERY 

From Page One 

the Grace Covenant Church, a senior at 
Clemson University, majoring in Chem- 
istry and who plans to attend Union 
Theological Seminary, Richmond, 
Virginia in the fall of 1969. 

Received a letter from The Reverend 
Walter P. Baldwin, a member of Ashe- 
ville Presbytery and a missionary to 
Japan under the care of our Board of 
World Missions. A copy of the letter 
was ordered sent to the Ministers of the 
Presbytery and to the Clerks of the 
Sessions of the thirty seven Churches. 

Ajjpointed an Ad Interim Committee 
to make a study of the benevolent giving 
of Asheville Presbytery and to bring 
recommendations to the July meeting. 
The Committee is composed of: Min- 
isters — R. E. McClure, Chairman; A. 
Allen Gardner, Jr., David S. Parks, John 
C. Neville, Jr., G. Daniel McCall: and 
Ruling Elders; Donald McKenzie and 
J. J. Stone. 

Heard special reports from the Pres- 
byterian Home for Children by Henry 
B. Dendy; Church Extension by Leroy 
V. Secrest; and the Christian Education 
Committee by- — John C. Neville, Jr., a 
member of the Committee. 

J. Douglas Heck announced plans for 
the Youth Council during the summer 
months and Gale D. Lammey announced 
plans for the camps and conferences to 
be held at the Christian Education 
Center. (See articles) . 

The Special Committee composed of 



B. Hoyt Evans, Chairman; R. 
McClure, and L. C. Poor gave an evalu 
tion of the CLC Study Book, Christi; 
Doctrine, which was received as infci 
mation. 

Accepted an invitation for the summ 
meeting, July 8th, to be held in the Fii 
Presbyterian Church, WeaverviL 
North Carolina. 

Placed on file an invitation for t 
Fall Meeting on Tuesday, October 14l 
to be held in the Oak Forest Church. 

Leroy V. Secrest served as the Mo( 
rator, W. G. Thomas, Stated Clerk, Gi 
D. Lammey, Permanent Clerk. 



WATCH THIS COLUMN 

The Central Treasurer of Benevolen( 
for Asheville Presbytery reports I 
period indicated below: 

January 1 — March 5 
Received for distribution to all 
Benevolent Causes 

ASSEMBLY CAUSES 

Budgeted $22,665. 

Non-Budgeted 433.! 

SYNOD CAUSES 

Budgeted 4,278. 

Non-Budgeted - 420J 

PRESBYTERY CAUSES 

Budgeted 21,672.! 

Non-Budgeted _____ 1,725 J 

MISCELLANEOUS 91.1 

TOTAL $51,287.1 



}ril, 1969 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



LITTLE PISGAH RANCH'S 260 — ACRE TRACT AWAITS USERS 

Did you know? 

That you are part owner of a 260 acre estate? 
This includes a large area of valuable timber- 
land. A five acre lake for boating, swimming 
and fishing. . A dam. . springs that feed the 
lake which have never run dry. 
Did you know? 

That there is now a winterized structure on 
your estate? 

The new kitchen-dining hall has heat for use 
on those cool days. A spacious kitchen with 
many of the luxuries of home. A large fire 
place in the dining hall for those warm fellow- 
ship hours, 
d you know? 

That there are three villages for summer camping but can also be used for re- 
treats, family camping, etc. A large pavilion for meetings, recreation and wor- 
ship is available. 
It . . did you know? 

That only a small part of you in Asheville Presbytery have seen this "estate". 
That many of you have never used your property. You are always welcome. 
AKE RESERVATIONS 

Any church group wanting to use the camp should request date and informa- 
tion as soon as possible. Many dates have already been taken, so it would be ad- 
visable to list your request now. Contact Mr. Gale D. Lammey, 880 Sand Hill 
Road, Asheville, N. C. 28806 667-1067 
HIS SUMMER'S SCHEDULE 




Date 


Age Group 




Cost 


ne 10-14 


Senior High Conference 




unknown 


9, 10, 16 


Counselor Training 






16-21 


9th and 10th Grade 




18.50 


23-28 


7 th and 8 th Grade 




18.50 


30-July 5 


5 th and 6 th Grade 




18.50 


ly 7-12 


7 th and 8 th Grade 




18.50 


14-19 


5th and 6th Grade 




18.50 


21-26 


7 th and 8 th Grade 




18.50 


28-Aug. 1 


5th and 6th Grade 




16.50 


xg. 2,3 


Bible Conference Camp 




5.50 




LITTLE PISGAH RANCH 


1969 




am registering 


for _ Camp 




Date - 


ime 


Grade 





... Sex M F 


(please print) 




idress 


. Citv 




Zip 


am a member of ^ 






Name of Church 




City 


rent's Name 


Home 1 


"elephone 



imp Covenant: I promise to participate to the fullest extent possible and to abide 
' both the policies of Little Pisgah Camp and the decisions of my counselors. 

istor / DCE Signed 

Camper 
egistration Fee: .$6.50 Refundable before June 1. Transferable but not refund- 
>le after June 1. 

ail to Mr. Gale D. Lammey, 880 Sand Hill Road, Asheville, N. C. 28806 
OW ABOUT A GIFT TO CAMP? 

LITTLE PISGAH RANCH 

[ail to Mr. Gale D. Lammey, 880 Sand Hill Road, Asheville, N. C. 28806 

enclose $ .for a week (s) at Little Pisgah Ranch 

•r: Name or Undesignated 

iven by Your address 

hurch or group Church name 

enclose .$ as a gift for any need at camp. 

k^e will be glad to offer a scholarship for any person you may designate or if un- 
tore on Page Four 



REPORT TO PRESBYTERY 

PRESBYTERIAN HOME 

We would like to express our heart- 
felt thanks to the congregations of Ashe- 
ville Presbytery for their support this 
past year. We are sure that many prayers 
have been answered for the work going 
on at the Home. 

During the past year sixty children 
were cared for — two full orphans, twen- 
ty-two half orphans, and thirty six from 
broken homes. Thirty seven of our 
children came from Buncombe County, 
twenty from Henderson County, and 
three from Transylvania County. Eight 
children were admitted to care during 
the period and five were discharged. Of 
the five discharges, one went into the 
service, one married, one high school 
graduate who is employed, and two 
discharged to parents. Two of our boys 
are in college, both at Great Common- 
wealth University in Richmond, 
Virginia. One will graciuate in June and 
will teach in North Carolina. The other 
is a Junior, majoring in Art. 

We are pleased with the cost of ope- 
ration for the Home. Compared to ten 
institutions of the same size, we are in 
the middle, but rank second in the 
nvmrber of children cared for. Our cost 
per day per child is $4.50, compared to 
the North and South Carolina average 
of $5.31 per day. For the first time in a 
number of years for the total operating 
cost, we finished in the black. 

The children continue to be active 
in their worship at the Black Mountain 
Church. Eight were received into mem- 
bership this past year. Eleven of our 
Senior High group have attended all 
Rallys sponsored by Presbytery and the 
World Mission Conference in Gatlin- 
burg, Tennessee. Breakfast devotions 
are held each morning by one of the 
children and Bible Study and devotions 
are led by the Houseparents at night. 
The children continue to do well in 
school. One of our girls is president of 
the Student Body at the Grammar 
School and a number of them represent 
their rooms on the Student Council. 
Our Scout Troop is making much 
progress after a slow start. Three of the 
boys made Life Scout this past year, and 
two are very close to Eagle. 

Many improvements have taken place 
this past year. The interior of the dorm 
has a new coat of paint, the kitchen 
pantry has been rebuilt and the Sup- 
erintendent's office remodeled — all of 
this coming from the In-Lieu-of-Flowers 
fund. One of the most outstanding 
achievements is the erection of a new 
home for the Superintendent — the first 
new building on the campus since 1928. 

We ask your prayers for the children 
and staff as they labor to do the right 
things for these children as they take 
their place in society. May their labors 
not be in vain. 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



April, 19Gi 



LITTLE PISGAH RANCH 

From Page Three 

designated for a needy person. Or you may give a gift to help defray the many 
costs of camp. Or yon may offer a memorial to some loved one. Contact Presbytery's 
office for these special gifts. 

SIGN UP EARLY 

Campers should sign up immediately for camp. Little Pisgah can accommodate 
only 50 campers plus counselors each session. Reservation blanks are printed in 
this issue of the Mountain Work. More are available from Dr. Thomas' office or 
by contacting Mr. Lammey. 

CHURCH ADULT LEADERS IN DEMAND 

Church camping is often described as a laboratory in Christian living. 

To make this experience an abiding spiritual growth to our campers, we need 

volunteer adults from our churches. These volunteers are made up of ministers, 

men and women who give from one or more weeks of service to campers, and 

at the same time are able to serve Jesus Christ. 

This is a wonderful opportunity for service — our needs for the camping season 

are approximately 30 to 35 men and women. 

Won't you volunteer to serve this summer? By filling out the blank below we 

won't have to turn anyone away from camp because of lack of counselors. 







June 



July 



Date of Camp 
16-21 



Grade of Camp Total Time* 

9th and 10th 6+or— 1 

23-28 7th and 8th 6-j-or— 1 

30-July 5 5th and 6th e+or— 1 

7-12 7th and 8th 6+or— 1 

14-19 5th and 6th 6+or— 1 

21-26 7th and 8th 6-)-or— 1 

28-Aug 1 5th and 6th 5+or— 1 
(the -[-or — day is for a part day of training) 
Mail to: Mr. Gale D. Lammey 
880 Sand Hill Road 
Asheville, N. C. 28806 

I will serve as a Counselor for Grade of Camp. I will serve 



weeks. I prefer weeks. 

Name Church 



-Zip 



Address City . 

MEN MEN MEN HELP! 
We need men for work at camp. Each Saturday in May is a camp work day. 
How about your men's group or 4 or 5 men from your church helping us get the 
camp set up for the summer and doing improvements. We will begin each Sat- 
urday at 10:00 A.M. and finish up at 4:00 P.M. Lunch will be served if we know 
about how many will be there. Call Mr. Lammey 667-1067 or 667-1355 and 
volunteer. 



YOUTH COUNCn. 

jrom Page One 

lecture, an interpretive drama about the 
parable by members of the conference, 
and a small group discussion of how the 
parable applies to today's living. 

A fourth part of the program will be 
a daily discussion period dealing with 
some of today's issues and how they affect 
the young person. Included will be such 
topics as drug addiction, alcohol, the 
church, cheating, etc. Finally, of course, 
there will be opportunity for recreation. 

The cost for the week will be about 
$20.00. Because of limited facilities at 
the camp, the number attending will 
have to be limted to 60, so register early. 

For more information or registration 
instructions contact: 

Mike Claxton, Registrar 

Route 1 

Whittier, N.C. 28789 



or 



J. Douglas Heck, adult advisor 
"P. O. Box 802 

Weaverville, N.C. 28787 



GUIDANCE PROGRAM 

DR. SPENCE, DIRECTOR 

People of all ages are facing a com- 
plex society and world. There are two 
major causes, especially in the light of 
vocation, that are having a bearing on 
the selection of life's work. 

The first major cause is the growth 
of population. From Adam and Eve to 
1800 the population grew to one bil- 
lion; from 1800 to 1933 the population 
had reached two billion; from 1933 to 
1966 the population had mushroomed 
to three billion; and from 1967 to 2000 
the population will explode to six bil- 
lion. The population has reached 



Gale Lammey, Camp Director 

3,370,000,000, which is stated to b 
more people than have ever lived iii 
all the previous generations combined 
There are 340,000 births and 165,00 
deaths every twenty-four hours, whid 
is an increase of nearly 65,000,000 ar 
nually. 

The other complexity facing th 
populace is an automated and techm 
logical society. Gilbert Wrenn, in Hi 
man Values and Work in America. 
Life, estimates that automation will ai 
feet 60,000,000 jobs in the next generz 
tion. In 1870, 50% of the male popiJ 
lation lived the rural areas and worke 
on the farm, but in 1970 only 6^ 
of the male population will live on th 
farm. By 1980, 80% of the populatiol 
will live in urban areas, necessitatin 
an increase of 500,000 new classroom 
and 500,000 new teachers. One out o 
every three jobs is held by a womai 
If the present trend continues, it 
estimated that by 2000 the work wee 
will be fifteen hours. 

The necessity for choosing a vocatio: 
is becoming increasingly more impoi 
tant. A young man of twenty has 80 
000 hours of work in a vocation facin 
him, which is one-third of his wakin 
hours. . This makes the choice withi 
the framework of Christian vocation ( 
vital importance. It is inconceivable t 
think of working five to six days 
week for forty or more years in an o 
cupation that does not bring fulfil 
ment and then expecting to find haj 
piness on the one or two remaining da) 
of the week. Approximately 80% of t( 
day's working force obtained emplo; 
ment by chance. The purpose of th 
Guidance Program of the Guidanc 
Program of the Presbyterian Church i 
to alleviate this chance. The Guidanc 
Center at King College has the facility 
staff, and equipment to help guide yo' 
to a meaningful future. 

For further information concernin 
the Guidance Program, write Presbytel 
ian Guidance Center, King Colleg( 
Bristol, Tennessee. 



pril 1969 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Five 



PRES^yTERim HOME NEWS 

by (The Superiniendeni 

OUR BOY SCOUTS 

Two of our scouts received the honor 
Life Scout at ceremonies in Asheville 
St month. Sandy Prather and Charlie 
obinson were the two to receive this 
vard. We are proud of these two boys 
r they have worked real hard. We are 
oking forward to the future when 
)th boys will be Eagle Scouts. 

BETA CLUB MEMBERS 

Sandra Laughter, a sophomore at 
wen High, was invited to be a member 
■ the Beta Club. This is quite an honor 
r Sandra who has always made good 
ades throughout her school years. This 
ub is an honor club at Owen where a 
udent has to maintain a B average 
trough her second semester of her 
phomore year. In checking the re- 
)rd — this is the first time in seven years 
lat we have had a girl to be a member 
: the Beta Club. 

CHURCH MEMBERS 

Eight of our children were baptised 
id received into membership of the 
mrch on Sunday, April 13th. We are 
roud of these young people for the 
^cision they have made and for the fine 
ork they did in the communicant class, 
he eight are: Stella Laughter, Mary 
ee Sparks, Cathey Prather, Rebecca 
larke, Timmy Clarke, Jay Robinson, 
arry Wiggins and Terry Wheeler. 

[EAD COACH ■ JOE ROBINSOTX 

Word was received that Joe Robinson 
now out of the service and is Head 
reshman Coach at Virginia Military 
istitute. Vestal Caldwell writes that he 
ill be home from Vietnam in Septem- 
sr. Johnny Guthrie, now a Marine, 
ime by to see us while on furlough. He 
due to be on the way to Vietnam by 
le end of this month. Our prayers are 
ith these boys as we pray for their safe 
;turn home. 

COLLEGE STUDENTS 

Eddie Teters will graduate from the 
ommonwealth University in Richmond, 
irginia, on June 8th. He plans to return 
) North Carolina and teach in the fall, 
ddie is a graduate of Montreat-Ander- 
)n College, and attended Western 
iarolina University. We are very proud 
E Eddie for he has worked real hard to 

tain this goal. Jack Guthrie is a Junior 

the same school and will return in 

le summer to work before classes next 

11. For the first time in eleven years 
e will not have a senior to graduate 

cm Owen. 



DIRECTORY CONTINUED FROM MARCH ISSUE 

(Name in Italic elected or re-elected at April 1969 meeting.) 

Permanent Committees 

Nominations: 1970 — Rtv. Harold Borchert; Donald C. McKenzie, 

Black Mountain; 
1971 — Thomas H. Lamb, Chairman; Rev. David L. Parks; 
1972 — /. L. Connelly, Swannanoa; Rev. Edwin Graham. 

World Missions 

1970— i?«'. George F. Ganey, Jr., ]97l—]ack Yyle, Waynesville; 1972— 
Rev. Harold Borchert, Chairman. 

Annuities and Relief 

1970— Rev. E. M. Vaughan; 1971— M. R. Whisenhunt, Hazelwood; 1972 
— Rev. S. Browne Hoyt, Chairman. 

Presbyterian Foundation 

1970— J. S. Howell, Asheville First; 1971— Rev. C. Grier Davis, Chairman; 
1972 — Kay N. Stutts, Montreal. 

Evangelism 

1970— Rev. D. E. Carlton; Jack Diickett, Malvern Hills; W. A. Singleton, 
Murphy; Rev. C. W. Solomon; 1971 — Rev. Edwin Graham; Rev. 
James Lyons, Chairman; C. S. Porter, Swannanoa; Sam Smith, 
Hazelwood; 1972 — Earl Brookshire, Oak Forest; Dr. George Lacy, 
Arden; Charles E. Smith, Weaverville; Rev. Earl M. Vaughan. 

Christianity and Health 

1970— Rev. James Skelton; 1971— Dr. Hubert Clapp, Swannanoa; 1972— 
Dr. C. M. Hatchett, Asheville First. 

Candidate Committee 

1970 — Rev. Richard Shelor, Chainnan; Tom Tweed, Oak Forest; 1971 — 
Rev. David Parks; F. A. Plumraer, Asheville First; 1972 — Rev. 
Benson Cain; Vernon Hutchins, Dillingham. 

Examining Committee 

1970— Rev. Bill Williams, Chainnan. 

On Experimental Religion — The Moderator. 

On Theology: 1971 — Rev. C. Grier Davis; 1972 — Rev. Marion Boggs. 

Alternate to Dr. Boggs: Rev. James L. Jackson 

On Church Government: 1971 — Rev. W. L. Hodgkin; 1970 — Rev. Benson 
Cain. 

On Sacrament: 1971 — Rev. Stanley Bennett; 1970 — Rev. Harold Borchert. 

On English Bible: 1971— Rev. Jeff Kesterson; 1972— i?ev. John Neville, 
Jr. 

On Academic and Seminary Studies: 1970 — Rev. Robert S. Busey, Ex- 
aminer; 1972 — Rev. David Parks. 

Women's Work 

1970 — Robert Henderson, Westminster; 1971 — Rev. J. Douglas Heck; 
1972— Rev. J. C. Lime 

Sessional Records 

\970—Rev. Wyatt Aiken, Jr., 1971— Rev. Calvin S. Rice, Chairman; 
1912— Rev. W. Riley Covin. 

Minutes of Church Courts 

1970— Rev. Richard H. Dye; 1972— Rev. Henry J. Mueller. 

Program 

Rev. Leroy V. Secrest, Moderator; Rev. W. G. Thomas, Stated Clerk; and 
Host Pastor. 

Office of Executive Secretary 

1970 — Rev. A. Allen Gardner, Jr., Chairman; T. H. Lamb, Oak Forest; 
1971— Arthur G. Kiser, Malvern Hills; Rev. Gale D. Lammey; 1972— 
Rev. H. B. Dendy; Stanley C. Settle, Grace Covenant. 
Salaries of Ministers 

1970 — ^J. L. Brown, Hendersonville First; Leon C. Walker, Grace Cove- 
nant, Chairman; 1971 — Ned Noblitt, Malvern Hills; J. J. Stone, 
Kenilworth; 1972— S. R. Patton, West Asheville; William H. Stanley, 
Brevard-Davidson River. 

Presbyterian Survey Representative 

Rev. Hugh L. Eichelberger, Jr., 1972. 

N. C. Council of Churches Representative 

/. /. Stone, Kenilworth, 1972. 



MAY BIRTHDAYS 

—Ricky Goldsmith 



age 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

From Page One 

are Mrs. M. G. Stamey, President; Mrs. 
Darwin Jordan of Waynesville, Cor- 
responding Secretary and Publicity 
Chairman; Mrs. Hugh E. Lamb of Ashe- 
ville, Treasurer; Mrs. Paul Tyndall of 
Asheville, Ecumenical Mission and Re- 
lations. 

Guest Speaker was Mrs. Thomas E. 
Jones, President of the Synod of Ap- 
palachia, who also installed the new 
officers. Her address, "Dare Enough," 
was based on Romans 12:1. 



Mrs. Sam Smith, President of the Wo- 
men of the Hazelwood Presbyterian 
Church, extended an invitation to the 
group to meet in the Hazelwood Church 
in 1970. 

Mrs. Stamey conducted the business. 
The devotional message was given by 
The Reverend Douglas Heck, member 
of the Presbytery's Committee on 
Women's Work. 

Mr. Donald McKenzie, Superintend- 
ent of the Presbyterian Home for Child- 
ren brought an inspiring message 
concerning the care being provided for 
the children and the need for additional 
financial aid. 



Page Six 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



April 1969 



Mtmttnnl (StftH 

The Presbyterian Home for Children 
Black Mountain. N. C. 



Beard, Mrs. Jeanette H., Ashevili.e— Mr. & Mrs. 
C. E. Worley, Arden. Employees of Bon 
Marche of Haywood Street, Mr. & Mrs. James 
T. Mastin, The Edwards Bible Class of West 
Asheville Presbyterian Church, Inman Fellow- 
ship of West Asheville Presbyterian Church, 
3-M Class of West Asheville Presbyterian 
Church, Mr. & Mrs. Ray E. Miller, Mr. & Mrs. 
J. A. Anderson, Asheville. 
Bellamy, Mr. David, Hendersonville — Mrs. L. 

K. Singley, Hendersonville. 
Brown, Mr. George E., Franklin— Mr. & Mrs. 

George Sowerby, Franklin. 
Brown, Mrs. J. S., Hendersonville — Mrs. L. K. 

Singley, Hendersonville. 
Brown, Miss Mary Alice, Asheville — Rev. & 
Mrs. R. D. Bedinger, Miss Martha Reid Bed- 
inger. Women's Bible Class of First Church, 
Mrs. Harrill Wood, Mrs. Robert R. Williams, 
Mrs. O. L. Arnold, Miss Helen Taylor, Miss 
Elizabeth Taylor, Mrs. Theodore D. Morrison, 
Sr., Mr. & Mrs. Thomas S. Morrison, Mr. & 
Mrs. Harmon M. Lee, Mrs. F. McLeod Patton, 
Sr., Mrs. J. Wallace Winborne, Mary S. Beadles, 
Mrs. Silas G. Bernard, Mr. & Mrs. Alex Forten- 
berry, Asheville. Mrs. Fred W. Schoonmaker, 
Caldwell, N. J., Mrs. Stephen C. Cleaves, Essex 
Falls, N. J. Miss Isabel Hubbard, Miss Mary 
Pomplin, Reidsville, N. C. 
Collins, Mrs. Willis, Asheville — Miss Alma 
Hawthorne, Mr. & Mrs. Philip Woollcott, 
Asheville. Miss Isabel Hubbard, Miss Mary 
Pomplin, Reidsville, N. C. 
Crawford, Mr. Ralph, Hendersonville — Mrs. L. 
K. Singley, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas N. Renshaw, 
Hendersonville. 
Crowell, Mr. O. B., Sr., Hendersonville — Mrs. 

L. K. Singley, Hendersonville. 
Damron, Elizabeth, Danielville, Ga. — Mr. 

Harry N. Matthews, Canton. 
Davis, Mr. Harley F., Alexander, N. C. — Circle 
No. 1 of the Presbyterian Church, Weaver- 
ville. 
Dermid, Mr. L. T. Hendersonville — Vernon & 

Leander Johnson, Hendersonville. 
DoLBEE, Mr. Cenit F., Hendersonville — Mr. 8: 

Mrs. J. Bennett Cooper, Hendersonville. 
Edwards, Mr. S. E., Canton — Mr. & Mrs. Otis 

E. Stepp, Sr., Canton. 
Eisenhower, General Dwight David, Gettys- 
burg, Pa. — Mr. & Mrs. Gary G. Flatow, Ashe- 
ville. 
Farnum, Mrs. F. W., Orangeburg, S. C. — Miss 
Emma Sample, Miss Anne Sample, Hender- 
sonville. 
Hall, James Randall, III, Hendersonville — 

Paula Camenzind, Greensboro. 
Halsey, Harriet, Memphis, Tenn. — Alice F. 

Laubach, Asheville. 
Hare, Mrs. James R., Asheville — Rev. & Mrs. 
R. D. Bedinger, Miss Martha Reid Bedinger, 



Mrs. Maurice L. Cable, Mrs. Hazel B. Curt- 
wright, Mr. & Mrs. Claude Harrell, Asheville 
Union W. C. T. U., Asheville. Miss Mary 
McCoy Hodges, Winston-Salem, N. C. 

Hargrove, Mrs. Effie Pearce, Canton — Mr. & 
Mrs. Enno Camenzind, Brevard. 

Hughes, Mrs. Carrie, Waynesville — Mr. & Mrs. 
C. D. Church & Joe, Canton. 

Johnson, Mr. Charles A., Hendersonville — Mrs. 
L. K. Singley, Hendersonville. 

Jones, Mr. Albert C, Hendersonville — Mrs. L. 
K. Singley, Hendersonville. 

Kirton, Mr. D. J., Monks Corner, S. C. — The 
Thomas Family. 

Lawrence, Mr. Malvin, Effingham, S. C. — Mr. 

6 Mrs. William M. Gregg, Hendersonville. 
Mardis, Mrs. Paul, Hendersonville — Mrs. 

George B. Philips, Hendersonville. 
Massagee, Mr. B. B. Sr., Hendersonville — Mrs. 

L. K. Singley, Hendersonville. 
McCall, Mr. T. D., Flat Rock — Miss Emma 

Sample, Miss Anne Sample, Hendersonville. 
McGregor, Mr. Roy, Raleigh, N. C. — Mr. & 

Mrs. R. E. Langhans, Hendersonville. 
McKay, Mr. L. H., Flat Rock — Mrs. Frances 

L. Sample, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas N. Renshaw, 

Hendersonville. Mrs. W. J. Powell, Thomas- 

ville, Ga. 
McLean, Mr. Charles A., Asheville — Circle No. 

7 of First Church. Mrs. Fred K. Warren, Mrs. 
W. Noe and Isabelle, Mrs. E. G. Roberts, Mrs. 
C. J. Sisk, Mrs. E. P. Flemming, Mrs. W. A. 
Goodson, Mrs. Mamie C. Clayton, Mrs. Hugh 
L. Mauney, Mrs. J. B. Bigham, Mrs. L. R. 
Hoffman, Mrs. Cora C. Weddle, Mrs. M. T. 
Sublett, Mrs. Dorothy Clark, Miss Alleen Ward, 
Mrs. Audley Washington, Miss Mary R. 
Knight, Miss Ruth M. Fanning, Mrs. Blanche 
W. Haggard, Mrs. Cecilia E. Hamrick, Mr. 
& Mrs. J. Harry Walker, Miss Lois Loftis. Mr. 
Charles H. Jones, Jr., Asheville. Mrs. O. M. 
Christensen, Weaverville, Mrs. Ruby A. Pate, 
Rowland, N. C. Mr. & Mrs. G. Worth Coving- 
ton, Greensboro, N. C. Mr. & Mrs. D. A. 
Rouse, Mr. & Mrs. L. M. Dilday, Belhaven, 
N. C. Mrs. Joseph A. Latham, New Bern, 
N. C. Mr. k Mrs. J. W. Bell, Jr., Mary Eliza- 
beth Bell, Belhaven, N. C. Mr. & Mrs. D. M. 
Crews, Buddy & Helen Crews, Oxford, N. C. 
Mrs. Kathleen F. Bramlett, Jackson, Miss. 

NoRFLEET, Mrs. Hazel Dooley, Winston-Salem, 

N. C. — Circle No. 2 of Brevard-Davidson River 

Church, Brevard. 
Owen, Mr. Albert Earl, Memphis, Tenn. — Mr. 

& Mrs. Jackson F. Dunn, Sylva. 
Oyster, Mrs. F. R., Asheville — Mrs. M. O. 

Patton, Asheville. 
Painter, Mr. Will, Sylva — Women of the 

Presbyterian Church, Sylva. Mr. & Mrs. Ray 

Clark, Cullowhee. 
Pike, Mr. Walter, Hendersonville — Mrs. L. K. 

Singley, Mrs. Frances Sample, Mr. & Mrs. C. F. 

Stonecipher, Mr. & Mrs. H. F. Williams, Miss 

Maggie Good, Mrs. J. M. Good, Sr., Mrs. I. H. 

Pearce, Mrs. Charles L. Grey, Hendersonville. 

Mr. Charles F. Plain, Asheville. 
Potts, Mrs. Eloise G., Franklin — Mr. & Mrs. 

W. Pitt Walker, Andrews. 
Price, Mr. John McC, Hendersonville — Mr. & 



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Mrs. Harry L. Rogers, Mrs. L. K. Singley, Mrs 
Frances Sample, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas N. 
Renshaw, Mrs. I. H. Pearce, Miss Maggie 
Good, Hendersonville. Bud, Dave k Nell 
Noble, La Jolla, Calif. Mr. & Mrs. W. E. Sims, 
Phoenix, Ariz. Mr. & Mrs. Ted R. Ray, 
Clearwater, Fla. Mr. Charles T. Roy, Kenil- 
worth, 111. 

RicHEsoN, Mrs. Ethel E.. Hazelwood — Dr. & 
Mrs. Eugene R. Harpe, Miss Ida Jean Brown 
Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Gibson, Sr., The Bol 
Hall Bible S. S. Class of the Presbyteriai 
Church, Mrs. Hugh J. Sloan, Mrs. Corinne 
Wilson, Mr. & Mi's. Arthur J. Green, Mrs. M 
G. Stamey, Mrs. H. L. Baughman, Mrs. T. L 
Gwyn, Mrs. Hilda R. Stanley, Mr. & Mrs. M 
H. Bowles, Waynesville. Mrs. C. N. Allen 
Mrs. A. P. Ledbetter, Mr. & Mrs. Whitene: 
Prevost, Miss Edna Summerrow, Mr. & Mrs 
R. L. Prevost, Sr., Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Summer 
row, Hazelwood. Ilva Tate Hart, Lake Juna 
luska. Mr. & Mrs. D. R. Howell, Lenoir, N. C 
Mr. & Mrs. Otho L. Thomas, Wilmington 
Dela. Family of D. F. Evans, Pittsford, N. \ 
Mr. A. J. Fancher, Dunedin, Fla. Mr. & Mrs 
John E. Lyden, Wayne, Pa. 
Robertson, Mr. Henry, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs 

Charles A. Thompson, Jr., Richardson, Tex. 
Ross, Mr. John, Columbia, S. C. — Mrs. L. K 

Singley, Hendersonville. 

Russell, Mrs. Anna R., Asheville — Mrs. E. I 

Jones, Mr. & Mrs. B. L. Hayes, Mr. & Mr 

J. Calvin Palmer, Asheville. Mr. Lloyd Bum: 

Mr. David Shropshire, Canton. 

Sample, Mr. Robert C. Jr. Hendersonvillb- 

Mrs. L. K. Singley, Mr. & Mrs. C. F. Stone 

cipher, Mrs. Ralph S. Ciawford, Mrs. I. F: 

Pearce, Miss Maggie Good, Mrs. J. M. Good 

Sr., Hendersonville. 

Seigler, Mr. George, Abbeville, S. C. — Mr 

L. K. Singley, Hendersonville. 
Slider, Mr. Dixon Courtney, Hendersonville-j 
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen E. Shepard, Mrs. L. I 
Singley, Mr. & Mrs. Harry L. Rogers, Mi 
Frances Sample, Mr. Don Keith, Jr., Dr. 1 
Mrs. Kenneth G. Bartels, Circle No. 10 of Fir 
Church, Mrs. Ralph S. Crawford, Miss Magg 
Good, Mrs. I. H. Pearce, The Singley Class i 
First Church, Mr. &: Mrs. Royce P. Thoma 
Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. W. E. Sims, Pho 
nex, Ariz. 
Sturgis, Mr. C. F., Rock Hill, S. C— Mrs. L. 1 

Singley, Hendersonville. 
SwEARNGAN, Mr. Martin Arthur, Asheville- 
Men's Bible Class of First Church, Ashevill 
Mr. & Mrs. Basil Howell, Leicester. Mrs. W. 
Perrell, Jacksonville, Fla. Mr. & Mrs. R. .? 
Matthews, Marion, N. C. Rev. & Mrs. O. V 
Perrell, Effingham, S. C. 
Trowbridge, Mr. Kennard S., Sr., PlymoutI 
N. C— Mr. & Mrs. Ray Wheeler, Plymouti 
N. C. 

Watson, June Ann, Asheville — Mrs. H. A. R(j 
ster, Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Steve Novotr 
Candler. 
Weaver, Mrs. Ethel, Asheville — Mr. & M 

Albert F. Kimzey, Arden. 
Whisenhunt, Mr. Harry E., Hickory, N. C. 
Mrs. J. R. Williford, Swannanoa Chapter ^ 
132 of O.E.S., Swannanoa. 
White, Mr. Will, Weaverville — Women of T' 
Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. 



SPRING RALLY FOR MEN 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN 
CHURCH 

Hendersonville, N. C. Thursday 

Night, May 1st, 7:00 O'clock 

register for meal. 




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Our Mountain Work 

CHURCH EXTENSION • CHRISTIAN EDUCATION • THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN OF BLACK 
PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL • PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE. SYNOD OF APPALACHIA 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN U. S. 

CHILDREN AT PRESBYTERIAN HOME UNITE WITH 
BLACK MOUNTAIN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 



SINCE 1910 



MOUNTAIN 



MAY, 1969 

ntered as second-class matter June 1, 1930, 
: the Postoffice at Weaverville, N. C, under 
le Act of March 3, 1879. Second Class Post- 
!e\paid at Weaverville, N. C. 28787. 



he Whole Work Of The Whole Church 
Promoted In Or Supported By 
Asheville Presbytery 



ublished Monthly At Weaverville, N. C, By 
Asheville Presbytery, Office of 
Executive Secretary 
Rev. W. G. Thomas, D.D., Editor 
I Church Street Asheville, N. C. 28801 

EV. H. B. Dendy, D.D. — Business Manager 
Weaverville, N. C. 28787 

Subscription Price: $1.00 Per Annum 

blume LVni May. 1969 No.5 

WHAT 1969 ASSEMBLY DID 
AT ANNUAL MEETING 

The General Assembly of the Pres- 
^terian Church, U. S., held its 109th 
ssions in the Government Street Pres- 
yterian Church, Mobile, Ala., in April, 
ut of a possible 460 Commissioners 
lere were 459 enrolled. 

Some of the decisions of the body 
ere: 

To name twelve persons to serve with 
velve others from the United Presbyte- 
an Church, U. S. A., (if that body 
ould agree) to study possible union 
E the two denominations. 

(The General Assembly of the United 
resbyterian Church, U. S. A. meeting 
1 San Antonio, Texas, has approved a 
milar motion. To date no announce- 
lent has been made as to who will 
:rve on the joint committee of twenty 
)ur.) 

To name a committee to frame a new 
atement of doctrinal standards for the 
lurch. 

To, in effect, reduce budgets for As- 
mbly Agencies, by basing them on ac- 
lal receipts for 1966-1967, plus 10%, 
lore on Page Two 




The following boys and girls have reoeniily united with the Presbyterian Church at 
Black Mountain on Profession of their faith in Christ. 

(1-r) Larry Wiggins, Mary Lee Sparks, Jay Robinson, Cathy Prather, Stella Laughter, 
Elizabeth Edwards, Timmy Clark, Rebecka Clark. 



A MATTER OF DEEP CONCERN 

Asheville Presbytery learned in April 
of a decrease in total gifts of the church- 
es to benevolences in the first three 
months of 1969. 

A special committee was appointed to 
study the situation, particularly with 
respect to the decrease affecting ALL 
agencies in the Presbytery. 

Gifts to Presbytery Causes for the 
period January 1 - May 5, 1969 show 
a continued downward trend. To Syn- 
od's causes, reecipts are $2,200.50 be- 
low amounts budgeted. For Presby- 
tery's causes the shortage is $8,446.47. 

A detailed report of the Central Treas- 
urer of Benevolences is shown on page 
three of this issue of Our Mountain 
Work. 



FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 
CALLS PAUL WARREN 

Rev. Paul F. Warren, D.D., former 
pastor of Grace Covenant Church, Ashe- 
ville, has been called to serve as Direc- 
tor of Stewardship Education in Fayette- 
ville Presbytery, Synod of North Caro- 
lina, for a period of six months. 

Dr. Warren has been specializing in 
helping local congregations in matters 
of stewardship, and budgets for cur- 
rent expenses and benevolences, since 
resigning his last pastorate. He resides 
in Montreat. 

He will make his headquarters in Fay- 
etteville and travel throughout the Pres- 
bytery conducting seminars with min- 
isters and laymen. After these confer- 
ences he will put on specific programs 
in pilot congregations. 



^9S 






The Presbyterian Home For Children 
Of Black Mountain, N. C, Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage. Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 
W. G. Thomas, Treasurer Don C. McKenzie, Superintendent 

40 Church street, asheville, N. c. r.f.d. 1, black mountain, n. C. 

Tel. Asheville, 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa, 686-3666 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



May, 196J1I 



WOMEN'S TRAINING SCHOOL 
SET FOR KING COLLEGE 

The 21st Annual Training School of 
the Women of the Synod of Appalachia 
will be held at King College, June 9 - 
13, 1969. 

The annual meeting of the Women 
of the Synod will be held on Wednesday, 
during the training school. 

The goal set is, at least one woman 
delegate from every church. The Syn- 
odical President, Mrs. Thomas E. Jones 
will serve as Dean, and Mrs. W. F. 
Wadsworth, as Director. 

Registrations should be forwarded to 
Mrs. W. S. Ligon, Synodical Treasurer, 
300 Mayflower Road, Knoxville, Tenn. 
37920, before May 31st. 

The Council of the Synodical will 
meet in Parks Hall, King College, on 
Sunday evening prior to the opening of 
the school. 

Registration is scheduled for Monday 
from 10:00 - 2:00, with a convocation 
at 2:15 P.M. and the first class at 3:00 
P.M. 

The cost is $28.60. Send $3.60 with 
registration. (Sixty cents is insurance.) 
Pay $25.00 room and board on arrival. 
(Linen furnished by college) . 

Featured leaders will include: 

Rev. Walter R. Courtney, D.D. Nash- 
ville, Tenn., teaching Second Corin- 
thians, the 1970 Circle Bible Study. 

Miss Anna K. Baker, Bristol, Tenn., 
"Recreation in the Local Chiuxh." Miss 
Baker will also lead recreation. 

Mrs. F. A. Plummer, Asheville, N. C, 
"Ecumenical Mission and Relations." 

Mrs. B. Hoyt Evans, Asheville, N. C, 
"New Dimensions in Circle Work". 

Miss Janie McCutchen, Atlanta, Ga., 
"Program and Organization of the Wom- 
en of the Church". 

Among the special features will be 
the White Cross Workshop, with Mrs. 
W. B. Ferguson, Weaverville, N. C. one 
of the leaders. 

For further information secure flier 
from local president. Use attached Reg- 
istration Blank. 



WOMEN ELECT OFFICERS 

Four new officers of the Women of 
the Church, Presbytery of Asheville, 
were installed at the meeting of the 
women in April, at their meeting at 
West Asheville. 

President-elect: Mrs. J. T. Russell, 

Waynesville. 
Vice-President-elect: Mrs. W. B. Fer- 
guson, Weaverville. 
Recording Secretary: Mrs. C. M. For- 
tune, Kenilworth. 
Historian: Mrs. Kenneth J. Foreman, 
Montreat. 



SYNOD CONFERENCE FOR MEN 
BANNER ELK— JUNE 13-15 

Dr. Donald G. Miller, President of 
Pittsburg Theological Seminary, and 
Col. Powell A. Eraser, President Elect 
of King College will be featured speak- 
ers at the 1969 confertnce for men of 
Appalachia Synod at Banner Elk. 

Registration will be Friday afternoon, 
at Lee's McRae College, Banner Elk, N. 
C, and a workshop on "Programs and 
Projects" will feature the evening ses- 
sion. 

Dr. Fraser will deliver the Keynote 
Address Saturday morning, followed by 
discussion groups. Another Keynote 
Address is scheduled for Saturday eve- 
ning. 

Dr. Miller will be the preacher on 
Sunday Morning. Dr. Miller was for- 
merly a professor at Union Theological 
Seminary, Richmond, Va. Dr. Fraser 
is completing his work at Presbyterian 
College, Clinton, S. C, before assuming 
his new duties at King. 

Cost will be $4.00 per day per person, 
room and board, in the dormitory (bring 
your own bedding) , and $2.00 per fam- 
ily registration fee. Space will be avail- 
able for camp trailers on college park- 
ing lot, college farm or commercial fa- 
cilities nearby. 

Rev. Richard Stone will direct recrea- 
tion. Saturday afternoon will be free 
for golf, fishing, or other forms of rec- 
reation. 

Advance reservations mailed to. Pres- 
ident's Office, Lee's McRae College, 
Banner Elk, N. C. 28604, are requested 
by June 10th. Send registration fee $2.00 
for each individual (or family) . 

Indicate space needed for camping, or 
rooms desired in dormitory. 



MEN OF THE CHURCH 
ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

The following officers recently elected 
will take office in the fall. 
President — W. T. Carpenter, Black 

Mountain 
First Vice President — T. A. McGuire, 

Franklin 
Second Vice President — John Buchan- 
an, Hendersonville 
Secretary-Treasurer — Louis B. Joyner, 

Swannanoa 
Chairman, 1st District — Gene Ulmer, 

Franklin 
Chairman, 2nd District — Balis Chas- 

tian, Arden 
Chairman, 3rd District — Tip Sawyer, 

Riceville 

These were elected at the Spring Ral- 
ly held at the First Presbyterian 
Church, Hendersonville, on May 1st, 
and were installed at that time to as- 
sume their office in the fall. 



GENERAL ASSEMBLY 

From Page One 

a total of $9,056,438, for 1970. 

Declared that "world hunger is sc 
real and grave that this problem is a 
top priority concern for the Presbyte 
rian Church in the U. S." 

Approved transfer of churches in Wa 
tauga County (N. C.) from Holston 
Presbytery, Synod of Appalachia, to 
Concord Presbytery, Synod of Nortl; 
Carolina. 

Honored Dr. T. H. Spence, directoi 
of the Historical Foundation, Montreat 
for his thirty years of service, and namec 
the building which houses the Founda 
tion, "Spence Hall." 

Installed Rev. Kenneth J. Foreman 
to succeed Dr. Spence in June. 

Authorized Mountain Retreat Associ 
ation to hold conferences in additior 
to "church sponsored" conferences, tc 
develop a year round program. 

Asked government authorities to pro 
vide some other activity by which "con 
scientious objectors to particular wars' 
might meet their obligations to the gov 
ernment without being labeled "crimi 
nal", but refused to condon such indi 
vidual action. 

Declared "Its belief in the right anc 
necessity for conscientious dissent amonji 
all members of society" but called upor 
"students and faculties to refrain fron 
force or threat of force in exercising thi 
right." 

Commended church leaders for us( 
of "new forms of worship" but calle( 
upon them to be considerate of feelin 
of those who sincerely disagree wit 
such forms. 

Sent down to Presbyteries an amenc 
ment to the Book of Church Order tl 
provide for church representation al 
Presbytery and Synod on the basis dl 
one Ruling Elder for every 300 mer 
bers instead of the present 1 Ruling Ell 
der for first 1,500, and one additions! 
for each additional 1,000 or fractioi| 
thereof. 

Set in motion plans to meet simi 
taneously with General Assembly ol 
United Presbyterian Church, USA, J 
earliest date possible, in same city. 

Set 1971 meeting for Massanett|| 
Springs, Va. 

Adjourned to meet June 14, 197(!| 
This will be on a new schedule, meef 
ing from Sunday through Thursday, ani| 
moving the time from April to June. 

Rev. Robert Matthew Lynn, D.D., c^ 
Maitland, Texas, who was elected moc; 
erator, lived in his teens at Thornwe| 
Orphanage, Clinton, S. C, where h: 
father was superintendent. He has beei 
at Maitland, Texas, since 1947. ! 



ay, 1969 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



BENEVOLENCES RECEIVED AND DISBURSED 
January 1, 1969 through May 5, 1969 





BUDGETED 


Synod 


presbytery 


Total 


NON-BUDGBTEE 
Receipts 


» GRAND TOTAL 


Church 


Assembly 


Receipts 


Andrews 


14S.26 


112.74 


435.20 


696.20 


70,50 


766, 7o 


Arden 


100.00 


228.00 


1,302.00 


1,630.00 


— 


1,630,00 


Asheville First 


6,015.70 


1,229.85 


5,316.40 


12,561.95 


950,43 


13,512,38 


Bethel (C) 


-- 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


Bethel (H) 


80.05 


38.08 


220.50 


338.63 


132.00 


470,63 


Black Mountain 


970.05 


336.94 


1,325.47 


2,632.46 


569.09 


3,201,55 


Brevard-D, River 


2,206,93 


837.98 


3,186.02 


6,230.93 


10,00 


6,240,93 


Brittams Cove 


20.00 


15.40 


54.60 


90.00 


40,00 


130,00 


Bryson City 


523.43 


374.00 


1,467.01 


2,364.^ 


190,40 


2,554.84 


Canton 


437.37 


49.41 


291.44 


778,22 


151.65 


929,87 


Cullowhee 


102.00 


43.38 


153.86 


299.24 


40.75 


339,99 


Dillingham 


33.50 


42,29 


153.71 


229.50 


5.00 


234,50 


Etowah 


70.58 


107,48 


381.14 


559.20 


105,55 


664.75 


Franklin 


1,237.45 


86.67 


434.38 


1,758,50 


12,00 


1,770,50 


Friendship 


64.32 


44.00 


156,00 


264.32 


37.80 


302.12 


Grace Covenant 


2,761.91 


1,062.56 


4,334.73 


8,159.20 


5,00 


8,164,20 


Hayesville 


— 


— 


— 


— 


5,00 


5.00 


Hazelwood 


100.00 


-- 


1,060,00 


1,160.00 


150,00 


1,310,00 


Render sonvi lie 


4,663.89 


824.09 


5,045.47 


10,533.45 


801,19 


11,334.64 


Highlands 


-- 


-- 


-- 


-- 


— 


-- 


Ivy Park 


35.00 


__ 


-- 


35.00 


5.00 


40.00 


Kenilworth 


881.74 


347.31 


1,241.45 


2,470.50 


237,10 


2,707.60 


Lakey Gap 


93.31 


70.94 


275.06 


439.31 


~- 


439,31 


Malvern Hills 


832.88 


158.12 


656,12 


1,647.12 


598,76 


2,245,88 


Mills River 


87.25 


183.19 


674.56 


945.00 


55,88 


1,000.88 


Montreat 


1,034.56 


281,40 


1,086.00 


2,401.96 


404,70 


2,806.66 


Morrison 


4.26 


17.48 


63,02 


84.76 


— 


84,76 


Murphy 


137.65 


31.90 


405,10 


574.65 


175,78 


750,43 


Oak Forest 


1,436.43 


179,31 


695,04 


2,311.28 


274,45 


2,585,73 


Riceville 


__ 


-- 


32U.00 


32u,00 


_- 


320.00 


Swannanoa 


82.43 


92.74 


752^21 


927,38 


203,05 


1,130,43 


Sylva 


640.38 


181.86 


644,76 


1,467»00 


170,85 


1,637.85 


Trinity 


554.81 


147,65 


523,45 


1,225.91 


— 


1,225.91 


Wayne svi lie 


446.10 


27.20 


479,50 


952,80 


30,00 


982.80 


Weaverville 


2,794.84 


210,42 


3,813,08 


6,818.34 


831,84 


7,650.18 


West Asheville 


1,351.56 


220. OU 


780.00 


2,351.56 


303.25 


2,654,81 


Westminster 


271,36 


210.94 


847,91 


1,330.21 


45,00 


1,375.21 


Miscellaneous 


— 


— 


100.00 
38,675.19 


100,00 


201,50 
6,813.52 


301.50 


Totals $ 


30,220,00 


7,793.83 


76,689,02 


83,502,54 


• 


Hazelwood 


$ 1, 


225.00 1968 


Benevolences 


received after 


January 6, 


* 


Hendersonvi 


lie 8, 


758.36 1968 


Benevolences 


received after 


January 6, 


* 


Murphy 




555.43 1968 


Benevolences 


received after 


January 6. 


* 


Waynesville 




175.00 1968 


Benevolences 


received after 


January 6. 



According to the Spending Budget Adopted in January 1969, 
the need for January 1 through May 5, 1969 is the following: 

Budgeted 

Assembly Causes $ 27,474.66 

Synod Causes 9,994,33 

presbytery Causes 47, 121.66 

Totals $ 84,590.65 



Received 
30,220,00 
7,793.83 
38,675.19 
76,689.02 



Balance Due 
None 
2,200.50 
8,446,47 



Received & Disbursed 
in same period - 1968 
Assembly Causes 
Synod Causes 
Presbytery Causes 
Totals 



Budgeted 
$ 27,530,66 
9,878,00 

45,663,00 
$ 83,071,99 



Received 
26,890,55 
9,499,39 
42,669,22 
78,059.16 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



May, 196 



The Presbyterian Home for Children 
Black Mountain, N. C. 



AdamSj Mrs. W. Hooper, Asheville — Circle 
No. 12 of First Church, Asheville. 

Adickes, Miss Sallie, York, S. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 
VV. McCoy Corkill, Asheville. 

Albright, Mrs. Frank, Waynesville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Bryan Sipe, Atlanta, Ga. 

Beard, Mrs. Banks, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. J. 
Austin Emory, Mrs. Robert Felkel, Asheville. 

Benning, Mrs. Lucille, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Ed Cole, Weaverville. 

BoGGS, Mrs. Marion A., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
T. J. Mitchell, Dr. R: Mrs. W. G. Thomas, 
Asheville. 

Bolt, Mr. Edgar, Spartanburg, S. C. — Mrs. 
George B. Philips, Hendersonville. 

Briant, Mrs., Roebuck, S. C. — Fred, Estelle and 
John Hutchinson, Roxoboro, N. C. 

Brown, Miss Alice, Asheville — Circle No. 12 
of First Church, Asheville. 

Brown, Mrs. Elizabeth, Hendersonville — Miss 
Emma Sample, Miss Anne Sample, Hender- 
sonville. 

Brown, Mrs. W. C, Hendersonville — Home 
Circle of First Church, Hendersonville. 

Cheek, Mrs. Annie — Mrs. L. E. McLean, Weaver- 
ville. 

Clausen, Mr. & Mrs. Harald F., Henderson- 
ville — Mr. 8c Mrs. John L. Brown, Hender- 
sonville. 

Collins, Mrs. Willis, Asheville — Mr. 8c Mrs. 
W. McCoy Corkill, Asheville. 

Cooksey, Mrs. James Henry, Asheville — Mrs. 
Milton A. Sullivan, Asheville. 

Crawford, Mr. Bruce B., Greensboro, N. C. — 
Jack, Frances and Georgana Scroggs, Canton. 

Ennis, Mr. J. J., Asheville — Iris Lunsford and 
Family, Nancy James and Family, Mrs. Mary 
R. White, Asheville. 

Hall, Mrs. James H., Hendersonville — Circle 
No. 9 of First Church, Hendersonville. 

Hare, Mrs. J. R., Asheville — Circle No. 6 of 
First Church, Asheville. 

Harley, Mrs. Mable, Hendersonville — Mrs. J. 
R. Sandifer, Home Circile of First Church, 
Hendersonville. 

Hendrix, Mr. J. O., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Felix W. Potts, Bryson City. 

Henry, Mr. John, Bryson City — Circle No. 1 
of The Presbyterian Church, Bryson City. 

Hughes, Mrs. Carrie, Waynesville — Women of 
Bethel Presbyterian Church, Canton. Hay- 
wood Rest Home, Inc., Mr. & Mrs. Jack G. 
McCracken, Bethel Presbyterian Youth Fel- 
lowship, Mr. & Mrs. Henry H. Garner, 
Waynesville. 

Hughes, Mrs., Louisville, Ky. — Mrs. E. E. Fies, 
Hendersonville. 

KiMZEB, Mr. Daniel L. and Ella, Horse Shoe^ — 
Albert and Ruth Kimzey, Arden. 

Lawrence, Mr. B. L, Florence, S. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Charles A. Allen, Hendersonville. 

Mallett, Gen. Pierre, Asheville— -Mr. k Mrs. 



C. F. Stonecipher, Hendersonville. 

McCracken, Mrs. Roxie Noland, Horse Shoe — 
Mr. & Mrs. George C. Klick, Mrs. J. L. Brit- 
tain, Sr., Horse Shoe. 

McKay, Mr. L. H., Flat Rock — Mrs. Milton 
A Sullivan, Asheville. 

Medford, Mr. W^illiam, Waynesville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Henry H. Garner, Waynesville. 

Neal, Mrs. Mary G., Silverstreet, S. C. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Gus M. Devlin, Asheville. Mary L. 
Drake, Hendersonville. 

NoLTE, Mrs. Irene C, Fairfield, Conn. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Z. R. Erdody, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Schott, 
Asheville. 

Oyster, Mrs. F. R., Asheville — Circle No. 6 of 
First Church, Asheville. 

Pharr, The Rev. Walter Wellington, Black 
Mountain — Mr. & Mrs. Bolard More, Black 
Mountain. 

Phillips, Mr. & Mrs. King, Franklin— Capt. & 
Mrs. Robert Kellar, Brevard. 

Pike, Mr. Walter K., Hendersonville — Mr. &: 
Mrs. John L. Brown, Rev. & Mrs. Edward J. 
Haviar, Mrs. Walter O. Allen, Henderson- 
ville. Mrs. Frederic Arden, Ridgewood, N. J. 

Randall, Mrs. Ruth, Morganton, N. C. — Circle 
No. 10 of First Church, Hendersonville. 

RicHEsoN, Mrs. L. M., Hazelwood — Dr. R. 
Stuart Roberson, Hazelwood. Mr. & Mrs. 
Robert E. Reid, Jr., Martinsville, Va. 

Roberts, Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. and Family, 
Bonnie Lou, Bynum and Mazie, Skyland — 
Mr. & Mrs. Albert F. Kimzey, Arden. 

Sample, Mr. Robert C, Jr., Hendersonville— 
Mrs. John Ewbank. Mrs. Lewis D. Mitchell, 
Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Hen- 
dersonville. 

Seigler, Mr. George, Abbeville, S. C— Mr. &: 
Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Slider, Mr. Courtenay, Hendersonville— Mr. & 
Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Swan, The Rev. Wilbur, Decatur, III.— Mrs. 
Milton A. Sullivan, Asheville. 

Sweargan, Mr. M. A., Asheville— Women's 
Bible Class of First Church. Asheville. Mrs. 
Lena Padgett, Jacksonville, Fla. 

Tatum, Mr. Joseph Myron, Asheville— Dr. & 
Mrs. D. W. Dudley, Asheville. 

Wagoner, Mrs. R. A., Gold Hill, N. C— 3-M 
Class and Inman Fellowship of West Ashe- 
ville Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 

Warburton, Mr. Robert C, Hendersonville— 
Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Wilson, Dr. Raymond S., Asheville— The Kup- 

ples Klub, Brig. Gen'l & Mrs. J. C. Arrow- 
smith, Mr. & Mrs. S. W. Huddleston, Ashe- 
ville. 



JUNE BIRTHDAYS 

1 — Barbara Revis 

3 — Ava Lynn Elliott 

4 — Timmy Clark 
24 — Martha King 
25 — Charles Robinson 



age 14 
age 13 
age 12 
age 11 
age 15 



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Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 

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MISS ALMA EVANS RECEIVES 
MERIT SCHOLARSHIP 

Miss Alma Evans, daughter of Re{ 
and Mrs. B. Hoyt Evans, is one of eleve!] 
Western Carolina high school studeni 
awarded 1969 National Merit Schola 
ships. She will graduate from the A. ( 
Reynolds High School. 

She plans to attend King College ar 
major in English. Her father is paste 
of the Westminster Presbyterian Churc 



MC CLURE ON TRAV STAFf 

R. E. McClure, Jr., son of Rev. an 
Mrs. R. E. McClure, Asheville, has bef 
named Operations Director of TRA^ 
the agency of the General Assembly f(' 
Television, Radio and Audiovisual pr 
duction and promotion in the church. 

He was named in April to succet 
Rev. George T. Wingard, Jr., who !• 
turned to the pastorate. Mr. McClu: 
was formerly Director of Administratic 
and Education at Shallowford Presbyt 
rian Church, Atlanta. 



BATES IN VIETNAM 

Private First Class Henry C. Bates j 
serving with the 8th Battalion, 4' 
Artillery, in Vietnam. j 

He is the son of Rev. and Mrs. I 
Edward Bates, a graduate of the Unive, 
sity of Georgian and was for a while} 
student at Columbia Theological Sen^ 
anry. He is a Candidate for the Mii 
istry, under the care of Asheville Pr; 
bytery. I 

Hs father is pastor of the Kenilworl 
Presbyterian Church. i 



HCAA TO MEET IN ASHEVILXi 

Delegates to the Biennal Conferen-'i 
of the Hebrew Christian Alliance 
America will be available to fill pulp 
in the Asheville area on June 22nd, ; 
cording to announcement received 
the Executive Secretary. 

One of the delegates will preach 
the First Presbyterian Church, Ashevil 
and further requests will be handl, 
through the office of the Executive S 

retary. 

The meeting is scheduled for Ju! 
22 - 25th, at the Christian and Missi( 
ary Alliance Church, 14 South Fren 
Broad. Their announced goals are: 
interpret the Jewish people to t 
Christian Church, and the message 
Jesus Christ to the Jewish p>eople. 







SINCE 1910 



Our Mountain Work 

CHURCH EXTENSION • CHRISTIAN EDUCATION • THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN OF BLACK MOUNTAIN 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL • PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF APPALACHIA 

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN U. S. 



TWO MODERATORS 



JUNE— JULY. 1969 

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olume LVIII June-July, 1969 No. 6&7 

WHAT PRESBYTERY DID 
JULY 8, 1969 

Met at the First Presbyterian Church, 
'eaverville, North Carolina, July 8. 
Heard a sermon by the retiring Mo- 
;rator, Leroy V. Secrest, based on an 
position of I Peter 5:1-11. 
Elected by acclamation Dr. L. Nelson 
=11, a Ruling Elder in the Montreal 
[lurch, who will serve as the Modera- 
r until the January meeting of 1970. 
C. Grier Davis, Chairman of the Com- 
ission on the Minister and His Work, 
ported that two ministers had request- 
L certificates of dismissal: J. Bruce 
■ye to Orange Presbytery, and Calvin 

Rice to Guyandotte Presbytery. The 
ated Clerk was authorized to send the 
ertificate of Dismissal of J. Bruce Frye 
fective June 15. The Certificate for 
alvin S. Rice will be sent just as soon 

the two congregations, Andrews and 
ayesville, concur in the request. 
Richard G. Shelor, Chairman of the 
andidate Committee, presented Mr. 
'alton Mitchell Beddingfield of the 
akey Gap Presbyterian Church, Black 
[ountain, as a candidate for the gospel 
^ore on Page Three 




The Rev. Leroy V. Secrest, the retiring moderator, is congratulating the new mode- 
rator, Dr. L. Nelson Bell elected by acclamation. 



YOUTH COUNCIL AND NACOME 
PLANS FOR FALL AND SPRING 

The Senior High Council of Asheville 
Presbytery has just returned from the 
AMAT Leadership School held July 
7-13 at Camp NaCoMe, Pleasantville, 
Tenn. The purpose of the school is to 
prepare the council members for their 
ministry to other Presbytery young peo- 
ple during the coming year. 

The two main leaders throughout the 
week were Milton Reviere, professor at 
Columbia Theological Seminary, and 
Calvin Houston, pastor of the Rice 
Memorial Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, 
Ga. They led the conferees through 
five basic areas, exploring one area of 
More On Page Tiuo 



WATCH THIS COLUMN 

The Central Treasurer of Benevol- 
ences for Asheville Presbytery reports 
for period indicated below: 

January 1 — July 5 
Received for distribution to all Bene- 
volent Causes 
ASSEMBLY CAUSES 

Budgeted $ 44,073.04 

Non-Budgeted 5,086.65 

SYNOD CAUSES 

Budgeted 9,368.87 

Non-Budgeted 902.57 

PRESBYTERY CAUSES 

Budgeted 48,433.17 

Non-Budgeted 3,151.72 

Miscellaneous 357.82 

TOTAL $111,373.84 






The Presbyterian Home For Children 
Of Black Mountain. N. C Inc. 



Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 
W. G, Thomas, Treasurer Don C, McKENzrE, Superintendent 

40 church street, asheville, n. c. r.f.d. 1, black mountain, n. c. 

Tel. Asheville, 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa, 686-3666 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



June-Iuly. 19( 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

Presbytery of Asheville 

Synod of Appalachia 

1968-1969 
PRESIDENT— Mrs. Grace Stamey, Box 
294, Waynesville, N. C. 28786 

VICE-PRESIDENT— Mrs. S. S. Cooley, 
P. O. Box 745, Black Mountain, N. 
C. 28711 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
Guy White, Kanawha Drive, Mon- 
treal, N. C. 28757 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. Darwin Jordan, Box 104, 
Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 

TREASURER -Mrs. Hugh Lamb, P. O. 
Box 15, Asheville, N. C. 28802 

HISTORIAN Mrs. Mark Sumner, 38 

Faircrest Road, Asheville, N. C. 
28804 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor Mrs. Darwin Jordan, Box 104, 

Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 

MEN OF THE CHURCH 

PRESIDENT — Jack Ward, Arden 
Church, 206 Linden Street 
Arden, N. C. 28704 

FIRST V.P. — Thomas A. McGuire, 
Franklin Church, Ridgecrest Circle, 
Franklin, N. C. 28734 

SECOND V.P.— William T. Carpenter, 
Black Mountain Church, 102 Fourth 
St., Black Mountain, N. C. 28711 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Louis B. 
Joyner, Swannanoa Church, 140 East- 
wood Ave., Swannanoa, N. C. 28778 

FIRST DIVISION CHAIRMAN— R. W. 
Claxton, Bryson City Church, 
Route 1, Whittier, N. C. 28789 

SECOND DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
L. H. Parmele, First Church, Hender- 
sonville, Ridgecrest Drive, Hender- 
sonville, N. C. 28739 

THIRD DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
Frank P. Scott, West Asheville 
Church, 62 Westwood Ave., Asheville, 
N. C. 28806 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 

MODERATOR — Mike Begley, Black 
Mountain Church 

VICE-MODERATOR— Jessica McCollom 
Grace Covenant 

TREASURER— Richard Harrison - West 
Asheville 

STATED CLERK— Beth Gettys - West- 
minster 

REGISTRAR— Lee Nichols - Andrews 

HISTORIAN — Cindy Sanders - First 
Presbyterian - Asheville 

DISTRICT CHAIRMEN— Bea Gardner, 
First Presbyterian - Asheville, Suzy 
Bull - West Asheville, Phil Saenger - 
Grace Covenant, Phil Roberts - West 
Asheville, Kathy Hardie - Montreal 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. J. 
Douglas Heck, Miss Geraldine Rustin, 
First Hendersonville. 



YOUTH COUNCIL 

From Page One 

concern each day. The five were: 

1. Leadership training: How can 
groups function most efficiently, 
etc. 

2. Sexuality: What does it mean to 
be male or female today? What 
roles do males and females have 
in our society? What roles should 
they have? 

3. Race: What does it mean to be 
black or white today? 

4. Church ministries 

5. Presbytery council planning 

The council as a group and as in- 
dividuals found NaCoMe a stimulating 
experience. It enabled us to get to 
know each other in a new and deeper 
way. We hope that this year our Pres- 
bytery rallies and conferences can do 
the same for all the young people of the 
Presbytery. 

Your council planned its tentative 
schedule for the year to include: 

1. Leadership conference: Sept. 27-28. 
This is for 2 young people and 1 

adult from each church. The purpose 
is to reach the youth leaders (1) to 
further personal relationships be- 
tween the coimcil members and lead- 
ers in the local churches, and (2) to 
help them in their local churches. 

2. Fall Rally: Oct. 25-26. The theme of 
of this rally will be "God Loves Us". 
The pinpose is to learn how God 
loves us, and how He expects us to 
love others. 

?,. Mid-winter Rally— Feb. 28. 

1 Spring Rally— May 2-3. 

5. Summer Conference — August. 



WALTON BEDDINGFIELD 




A NEW CANDIDATE 
FOR THE MINISTRY 

Walton Mitchell Beddingfield, 
member of the Lakey Gap Churcl 
Black Mountain, was examined and a 
proved as a candidate for the gospi 
ministry at Presbytery, July 8. He wj; 
enrolled along with the other 11 cand 
dates. 

Walton Mitchell is the son of M 
and Mrs. John William Beddingfield 
Black Moimtain. He is a graduate ( 
Owen High School and plans to ent( 
Belhaven College, Jackson, Mississipp 
this coming fall. 



RECOMMENDATIONS TO PRESBYTERY 

The Council voted unanimously to present the following recommendatioi 
to Presbytery during the meeting to be held at the First Presbyterian Churcl 
Weaverville, July 8, 1969: 

1. That Presbytery adopt a Benevolence Asking Budget for the 

year 1970 in the amount of % 277,550.{ 

2. That Presbytery adopt the apportioned ishare of Assembly 

Causes for 1970 which is 93,564.(i 

(Presbytery, meeting July 8, changed the word "adopt" for 
Assembly Causes to two words "tentatively approve" and re- 
ferred this recommendation to the special committee on benev- 
olent funds for study and report to the October Meeting 1969.) 
That Presbytery adopt the apportioned share of Synod 

Causes for 1970 which is 33,604.(i 

King college $ 21,392.00 

Seminaries 3,828.00 

Church Extension 343.00 

Christian Education 8,041.00 



That Presbytery adopt the Asking Budget of Presbytery Causes 
for 1970 in the amount of _ 



Hi 
tl 



150,382.( 



Presbyterian Home 
Church Extension 
Christian Education 
Office of Exec. Secretary 
Montreat-Anderson College 
Davidson College 
N. C. Council 



$ 53,858.00 
44,425.00 
14,875.00 
20,976.00 
14,015.00 
2,000.00 
233.00 

$ 150,382.00 



I 277,550.(, 



une-July, 1969 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



PRE5Bl/rER//^N HOME NEWS 

by Cfhe Superinlendenl 

The children are back home now 
rem their vacation and back into the 
outine of the summer. We would like 
o thank all of our friends who took 
lur children into their homes and show- 
d them such a good time. All of the 
hildren appreciate the kindness shown 
hem. 

A wonderful time was had by all of 
he children in Canton on the 16th oi 
uly. The church had reserved the 
Lecreation Park for the afternoon and 
he children really took advantage of 
he large pool. Mr. Lime was in charge 
if the games and activities before the 
licnic; after the picnic and watermelon 
utting, 56 tired children loaded the 
lUst for the return home. We want 

thank our friends in the Canton 
htirch for making us feel so much at 
ome with them. 

Melane Hyatt: Melane won the 
ward for the highest grade for the year 

1 American History. The award was 
iresented by Woodmen of the World 
t the graduation exercises at the Gram- 
lar school. Melane was an Honor 
raduate and also served as President 
f the Student Body. 

The Lawn-Mower Crew. These boys 
re responsible for the upkeep of the 
iwns here at the Home. Many have 
aid the boys compliments on the beau- 
^ of the campus. These sixteen boys 
row six days a week in order to keep 
he cainpus in good shape. 

AUGUST BIRTHDAYS: 

7_jeff Parham— 8 

9 — Robin Ferguson — 10 
13— Joey Banks— 14 
25 — Toney Robinson — 14 
28— Gail Edwards— 17 



MELANE HYATT 



PRESBYTERY 

rom Page One 

ministry. He was received and his 
lame placed on the candidate roll. 

David L. Parks, Chairman of the 
pecial committee on the Presbytery 
lenevolent funds, presented a verbal 
eport and presented three recom- 
nendations which were adopted: 

1. That Presbytery recognize that all 
churches are not rising to their full 
stewardship potential so as to meet 
the needs of the Presbytery. 

2. That Presbytery urge all of the 
churches to remit all of the benev- 
olent funds (designated or unde- 
signated) through the Central 
Treasurer' Office. 

3. That this committee be continued 
to the October meeting. 

Heard Jack Snyder, Director of Public 





The Lawn-Mower Crew and the New Home 
for our Superintendent. 



Affairs of King College, present an 
earnest appeal to the churches to pro- 
vide scholarships of $100.00 each for 
worthy students. 

Received reports from two of the 
commissioners who attended the 109th 
meeting of the General Assembly: John 
C. Neville and Calvin C. Thielman. P. 
K. Ferree and Lewis D. Mitchell will 
present their reports during the Fall 
Meeting of Presbytery. 

W. M. Sessler, Chairman of Presby- 
tery's Council, presented the proposed 
1970 Asking Budget totaling $277,- 
550.00. The budget was adopted as 
amended. (See Amendment listed un- 
der Recommendation No. 2, page 2) . 
The 1970 Asking Budget will be pre- 
sented to the thirty-seven churches dur- 
ing the 1969 Stewardship Season, Octo- 
ber and November. Mr. Sessler an- 
nounced that seven Stewardship group 
meetings will be held in the Presbytery 
during the month of September. The 
meetings will be held for the purpose of 



helping the Stewardship leaders in the 
local church. Mr. Sessler appointed the 
following committee to prepare the pro- 
gram, select the leaders, places, dates 
and time:W. M. Sessler, Chairman, Ed- 
win Graham, Jeff T. Kesterson, and 
W. G. Thomas. 

An overture from the Session of the 
First Church, Swannanoa, was adopted 
by a vote of 26 to 21. The entire over- 
ture will be presented in the Minutes 
of Presbytery, July 8, 1969. The over- 
ture denounces the Black Manifesto by 
James Froman, and further recom- 
mends that the churches of Asheville 
Presbytery withhold benevolent support 
to two of the General Assembly Boards, 
namely, the Board of National Minist- 
ries and the Board of Christian Edu- 
cation. The withholding of funds is 
to be in effect until the Boards have 
withdrawn all financial support to the 
agencies supporting the Black Mani- 
festo. 

Heard Mrs. F. A. Plummer give an 
interesting account of the recent meet- 
ing of the North Carolina Council of 
Churches. 

Enjoyed the delicious meal served at 
12:30 P.M. by the men and women of 
the Weaverville Church. 

Accepted the invitation of the Oak 
Forest Church for the Fall Meeting to 
be held in their new sanctuary, October 
14, 1969. 



THE REV. CALVIN S. RICE 
ACCEPTS NEW YORK 

The Rev. Calvin S. Rice, pastor of 
the Andrews — Hayesville Churches, has 
resigned his pastorate to become effect- 
ive during August in order to accept a 
call to the First Presbyterian Church, 
Dunbar, West Virginia. The Minister 
and His Work Commission has concur- 
red in the dissolution of the pastoral 
relationship, the Andrews Church con- 
curred July 13th, and just as soon as 
the Hayesville Church concurs, a certi- 
ficate of dismission will be given to the 
Guyandotte Presbytery. 

Mr. Rice came to these Churches in 
the fall of 1967 and has rendered ex- 
ceptional service. We regret exceeding 
ly to see him and his family leave us 
so soon but we express our congratu- 
lations and best wishes for a successful 
new field of service. 



MEMORIAL GIFTS 

From Page Four 

Weber, Mr. Rich.^rd P., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Gary G. Flatow, Circle No. 2 of Grace Coven- 
ant Church, Asheville. 

Wheeler, Mr. T. C, Inkster, Mich. — Women 
of The Presbyterian Church, Circle No. 4 
of The Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. 

White, Mrs. James J. — The Presbyterian 
Church, Bryson City. 

Wilson, Mrs. Carey Reynolds, Montreat — 
Mr. & Mrs. S. W. Huddleston, Asheville. 

Worley, Mrs. Myra, Asheville — Women of 
The Presbyterian Church, Cirlce No. 1 of 
The Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



June-Iuly, 1969 



iMpmnnal CStfta 

The Presbyterian Home for Children 
BuACK Mountain. N. C. 



Adams, Mrs. W. Hooper, Asheville — Women's 

Bible Class of First Church, Asheville. 
AiTCHEsoN, Mr. Frank L., Hendersonville — Mr. 

& Mrs. George F. Stowell, Mr. & Mrs. R. E. 

Langhans, Hendersonville. 
Albea, Mr. J. Louis, Hendersonville. — Mr. & 

Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 
Albright, Mrs. Frank, Waynesville — Mrs. M. 

G. Stanley, Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Gibson, 

Sr., Circle No. 3 of The Presbyterian Church, 

Waynesville. Mr. Mack Albright, Portsmouth, 

Va. 
Allen, Mr. Fred, Candler — Men's Bible Class, 

Malvern Hills Church, Asheville. 
Allison, Mrs. Cora, Marshall — Circle No. 3 

of The Presbyterion Church, Women of the 

Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. 
Bailey, Mrs. John C, Davidson, N. C. — Mr. & 

Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 
Bell, Mrs. Ruby, Asheville — ^Women of The 

Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. 
Bennyhoff, Mr. Paul F., Hendersonville — 

Mrs. Bruce Drysdale, Hendersonville. 
Bessellieu, Mrs. G. A., Hendersonville — Mr. & 

Mrs. Ray A. Slider, Hendersonville. 
Boehme^ Mr. Robert E. Sr., Chicago, III. — 

Mrs. E. E. Fies, Hendersonville. 
BoGGS, Mrs. Marion A., Asheville — The 

Women of Grace Covenant Church, Asheville. 
Brown, Mrs. Elizabeth S., Hendersonville, — 

Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 
Brown, Miss M. Alice. Asheville — Mrs. Mar- 
garet E. Manley, Summit, N. J. 
Burleson, Mr. Jimmy — Mr. & Mrs. Desmond 

Hussey, Swannanoa. 
Campbell, Master Chris, Hendersonville — Mr. 

& Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 
Cantrell, Mr. Bert M., Hendersonville — Mr. 

& Mrs. C. H. Baugh, Asheville. 
Cherry, Mr. Jack R., Chattanooga, Tenn.- — 

Women of The Presbyterian Church, Hayes- 

ville. 
Clark, Mr. Clarence B., Hendersonville — Mr. 

& Mrs. John L. Brown. 
Collins, Mr. H. S., Bryson City — Mr. & Mrs. 

Furman Robertson, Waynesville. 
Copeland, Mr. John G., Charleston, S.C. — Mrs. 

Kathryn Curtis, Miss Treva Tilley, Brevard. 
Cowan, Mr. Robert L. in, Vietnam — Mr. & 

R. W. Paden, Hendersonville. 
Dean, Mrs. Clara — Mrs. Cecil Blanton, Hickory, 

N. C. 
DoNNELL, Mrs. W. H., Weaverville — Mrs. Har- 
vey Marshbanks, Miss Laura Kate Sams. 

Weaverville. 
Ewell, Mr. George B., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 

Charles Lindsley, Asheville. 
Faulkner, Mrs. Emma, Hendersonville — Miss 

Vinnie Black, Mrs. Edith Braine, Mrs. Neal 

Hawkins, Jr., Mary Julia Hawkins, Cathy 

Hawkins, Neal Hawkins III, Hendersonville. 



Franklin, Mr. C. Jack, Mountain Home — Mr. 

& Mrs. George F. Stowell, Mrs. Walter Pike, 

Mr. & Mrs. M. P. Arnette & Elaine, Primary 

Department of First Church, Mr. & Mrs. 

James E. Mallady. Mrs. Charles L. Grey, Mr. 

& Mrs. Ray A. Slider, Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. 

Allen, Miss Emma Sample, Miss Anne Sam- 
ple, Mr. & Mrs. Wyly Campbell, Mrs. Claude 

Miller, Mrs. J. H. Coffee, Mr. & Mrs. Harold 

Flanagan, Men's Bible Class of The First 

Church, Mrs. Earl G. Taylor, Mrs. Joe O. 

Peterson, The Communion Committee, Mr. 

& Mrs. Earl Lancaster, Mr. & Mrs. J. M. 

Foster, Hendersonville. Kurt and Helen 

Drews Mr. & Mrs. Cecil L. Nattress, Mountain 

Home. Mrs. W. C. Hinsdale. Greenville, S. C. 

Mr. & Mrs. George Klick, Horse Shoe. Mr. 

& Mrs. Gurney Franklin, Linville Falls, N. C. 
Franz, Mrs. John G., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 

F. A. Plummer, Asheville. 
FuRNESs, Mrs. Thomas Sr., Canton — The Fur- 

ness Family, Canton. 
Gash, Mr. Calvin E., Swannanoa — Mrs. J. 

Ridley Jackson, Asheville. 
Gee, Mr. Albert, Asheville — Dr. & Mrs. Samuel 

Robinson. Asheville. 
Grey, Mr. James P., Hendersonville — Mrs. 

Charles L. Grey, Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, 

Hendersonville. 
Hall, Mrs. James H., Hendersonville — Mr. 

& Mrs. John L. Brown, Women of The First 

Church, Hendersonville. 
Hall, Mrs. James M. Sr., Asheville — Miss 

Annie Westall, Asheville. 
Hall, Mrs. Orah Ramsey, Asheville — The Ben 

L. Stanfiels, Asheville. 
Hamilton, Mr. B. Kirk — Mr. & Mrs. John L. 

Brown, Hendersonville. 
Hamilton, Mr. Jack. Richmond, Ky. — Mr. & 

Mrs. F. A. Plummer, Asheville. 
Harley, Mrs. Mabel Craft, Hendersonville — 

Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

Mrs. J. W. Milburn, Montclair, N. J. Mrs. 

R. N. Jenkins, Glen Ridge, N. J. 
Henderson, Mrs. P. C, Charlotte, N. C.^ — 

Women of The First Presbyterian Church, 

Sylva. 
Hodges, Mrs. Luther H. Chapel Hill, N. C. — 

Mr. & Mrs. Gary G. Flatow, Asheville. 
Hopper, Mr. George — Mrs. M. E. Nevins, Fair- 
view. 
Howell, Mr. Herbert S., Cu;arwater, Fla. — 

Miss Hamilton McDowell, Asheville. 
Huguelet, Mrs. E. T. Hamlet, N. C. — The 

Presbyterian Church, Cullowhee. 
Inman, Mr. J. Anderson, Waynesville — Mr. & 

Mrs. J. Edwin Justice, Canton. 
Jones, Mrs. Carolyn, Asheville — Mrs. S. W. 

Huddleston, Miss Alma Hawthorne, Asheville. 
Laughridge, Mrs. Edith, Marion, N. C. — Mr. 

& Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 
Loveland, Mrs. Grace L., Hendersonville — 

Mr. & Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 
LuNSFORD, The Rev. R. Oakley, Conway, S. C. 

— Women of The Presbyterian Church, Wea- 
verville. 
Lytle, Mr. W. Albert, Asheville — Mrs. Ruth 

Frazier, Coral Gables, Fla. Mr. & Mrs. Alton 
T. Cummings, Asheville. 
MacMillan, Mrs. Helen, Asheville — Mrs. 

Martha Furness, Canton. 



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Mallone, Mrs. Joanna S., Asheville — Mrs. May 

A. Dunn, Asheville. 

Mann, Mr. Ellis H., Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. John L. Brown, Hendersonville. 

May, Dr. H. M., Asheville— Mr. & Mrs. Frank 
R. Lyon, Asheville. 

McCracken, Mrs. Roxie Noland, Horse Shoe— 
Mr. & Mrs. Larry R. Roper, Imogene A. 
Banks, Horse Shoe. Purex Corporation, Ltd., 
East Chicago, Ind. The International Brother- 
hood of Teamsters "Sunshine Club", Wash- 
ington, D. C, Mrs. F. A. Justice & Family, 
Clyde. 

McDowALL, Mr. John W.— Judge & Mrs. Tom 
Waddell, Jr., Eau Gallic, Fla. 

McA'ay, Mr. L. H., Flat Rock— Mr. & Mrs. 
W. J. Urquhart, Columbia, Tenn. , 

McMahan, Mr. N., Greensboro, N. C. — Mr. ^ 
& Mrs. Martin Cunningham, Women of The ^ 
Presbyterian Church, Sylva. 

Mc Neill, Mr. Daniel, Vietnam — Mr. & Mrs. 
F. R. Donoho, Asheville. 

Mitchell, Mr. R. Willis, Asheville — Mrs. Lois 
Mitchell Hall, Asheville. 

Moody, Mr. P. E., Sylva— Mr. & Mrs. Robert 
Thutt, Sylva. 

Myers, Mrs. Grover, Hot Springs, N. C. — Mr. 
& Mrs. H. J. Runnion, Asheville. 

Neal, Mrs. Mary G., Silver Streak. S. C. — Mr. 
F. Herbert Drake, Butner, N. C. 

Newland, Dr. L. T., Black Mountain — Mr. 
& Mrs. T. V. Lusk, Women of the Black 
Mountain Presbyterian Church, Black Moun- 
tain. 

Nix, Mrs. Dorothy Ballard, Asheville — Mr. 

& Mrs. Van Butler, Asheville. 
Nix, Mrs., Maryville, Tenn. — 3-M Sunday 

School Class of West Asheville Presbyterian 

Church. 

O'Dell, Mr. Harold Jr., Hendersonville — Mr. 

Mr. & Mrs. Ray Slider, Mr. & Mrs. Wyly 

Campbell, Hendersonville. 
Parker, Mr, Andy Lee, Sylva — Fred Helen andf 

Bremm Hooper, Sylva. 
Parker, Mrs. C. T., Moline, III. — Mr. & Mrs. 

B. P. Roth, Hendersonville. 
Phillips, Mr. Charlie, Spruce Pine, N. C. — 

Women of The Presbyterian Church, Circle 
No. 4 of the Presbyterian Church, Weaver- 
ville. Mr. and Mrs. Harry A. Lytle, Mrs. 

C. E. Gordon, Mrs. Grace G. Maness, Ashe- 
ville. 

Reeves, Mr. Byron E., Atlanta, Ga. — Southern 

Cemetary Association, Asheville. i 

Richeson, Mrs. L. M., Hazelwood — Mr. & Mrs. 

Dan Watkins, Waynesville. 
Rogers, Mrs. Charles B., Mocksville, N. C. — i 

Mr. & Mrs. Wyly Campbell, Hendersonville. | 
Rymer, Julie, Hendersonville — Vernon andj 

Leander Johnson, Mr. & Mrs. F. M. Bly,,' 

Hendersonville. ' 

Sherman, Miss Barbara, Hendersonville — : 

Mr. and Mrs. Ray A. Slider, Hendersonville., 
Simpson, Mr. H. B.. Asheville — Mrs. Mary R,: 

White, Asheville. 
Slack, Mr. & Mrs. Hazen, Franklin — Mr. &; 

Mrs. Sam Simpson, Circle No. 1 of The^ 

Franklin Presbyterian Church, Franklin. • 
Slider, Mr. Dixon Courtney, Hendersonville 

—Dr. & Mrs. Claude B. Goswick, Jr., Mr. & 

Mrs. James E. Usher, Hendersonville. Office' 

Employees at Berkeley Mills, Balfour, N. C. ; 
Solomon, Mrs. Pauline, El Paso, Tex. — Mr 

& Mrs. F. R. Donoho, Asheville. i 

Starnes, Mrs. O. E., Sr., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs; 

C. L. Robinson, Dr. & Mrs. William A I 

Mynatt, Mrs. Hugh E. Lamb, Asheville. Mr 

F. Herbert Drake, Butner, N. C. June Lamb; 

St. Petersburg, Fla. 
Triplett, Mrs. Fannie Osborne, Leicester— 

Circle No. 1 of The Presbyterian Church 

Weaverville. 
VoDAK, Mrs. Joe, Berwyn, III. — Women of Th( 

Presbyterian Church, Sylva. 
WalKer, Mrs. D. S., Charlottesville, Va.— 

Mrs. John R. Hay, Black Mountain. 
Watson, Mrs. Louise — The Presbyteriai 

Church, Bryson City. 



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Our Mountain Work 

CHURCH EXTENSION • CHRISTIAN EDUCATION • THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN OF BLACK MOUNTAIN 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL • PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF APPALACHIA 

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN U. S. 



AUGUST, 1969 

Entered as second-class matter June 1, 193(1, 
n the Postoffice at 'Weaveiville, N. C, under 
the Act of March 3, 1879. Second Class Post- 
ige paid at Weaverville, N. C. 28787. 

The Whole Work Of The Whole Church 

Promoted In Or Supported By 

Asheville Presbytery 

Published Monthly At Weaverville, N. C, By 

Asheville Presbytery, Office of 

Executive Secretary 

Rev. W. G. Thomas, D.D., Editor 

10 Church Street - - - Asheville, N. C. 28801 

R.EV. H. B. DeiNDY, D.D. — Business Manager 
Weaverville, N. C. 28787 

Subscription Price: $1.00 Per Annum 



/olume LVIII August. 1969 No. 8 



The Presbyterian Home for Children 
Black Mountain, N. C. 



iiTCHFSON, Mr. Frank L., Hendersonville — 

Mrs. ^Valter O. Allen, Hendersonville, Mrs. 

R. C. VVarburton, Columbus, O. 
Ulen, Mr. a. W. Asheville — Mrs. C. R. Sum- 
ner, Asheville. 
5aer, Mrs. Willis, Bethlehem, Pa. — Mr. & 

Mrs. Keith D. Butson, Asheville. 
Janks, Mr. Mark, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. H. 

M. Lance, Mountain Home. 
:abe, Sgt. Dennis — Mrs. Charles McClure & 

Family, Mr. Bob McClure, Franklin. 
:o.\nellv, Mrs. Elizabeth, Jacksonville, Ark. — 

Mr. ii Mrs. Ray J. Douglas, Asheville. 
'oscrove, Mrs. C. A., Allentown, Pa. — 3-M 

Class of West Asheville Presbyterian Church, 

.\sheville. 
)aniels. Dr. Robert E., Asheville — Dr. & Mrs. 

A. M. Ramsey, Marshall. 
)ivelbiss, Mrs. J. E., Sr. Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 

Keith D. Butson, Asheville. 
AWCETT, Mr. Ralph F. — Service Relations 

Council of Postal Employees, Mr. Thomas S. 

Morrison, Mr. & Mrs. Edward Chapman, 

Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Carl E. Hester, Sr. & 

Family, Hurdle Mills, N. C. 
"luhartv, Mr. W. B., Sr. Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 

T. J. Mitchell, Asheville. 

\/lore on Page Two 



READY FOR WORK 




The Lawn Mower Crew is ready to begin the job of the upkeep ot the lawn 

at the Home. The boys mow six days a week in order to keep the campus in good 
shape. They take a great deal of pride in their work and have received many 
compliments. If you want to see a well grommed lawn, drive by the Home! Several 
of the bays in groups of two and three have mowed the lawn of the Editor this 
summer during his illness. This volunteer seivice is greatly appreciated. 



THE NEW PRESIDENT 
MEN OF THE CHURCH 

Mr. W. T. Carpenter, a member of 
the Black Mountain Presbyterian, was 
elected President of the Men of the 
Church of Asheville Presbytery during 
the Spring Rally held at the First 
Church, Hendersonville, May 1st, 1969, 
and he was installed at that time to 
assume office with the other elected 
officers. 

Mr. Carpenter has announced that 
the fall meeting of the Men of the 
Church of Asheville Presbytery will be 
held at the Presbyterian Home for 
Children, Thursday, October 23, 1969 
at 6:30 o'clock. 



NEW SURVEY 
OFFICIAL MAGAZINE 

Changes which will make Presbyterian 
Survey a twice monthly 16 — page maga- 
zine "with a strong news approach" 
begins in September, 1969. The cost 
will be increased for the Every Family 
Plan from $1.00 to $1.50 per year be- 
ginning September 1st. 

TWO INTERIM PASTORATES 

The Rev. James L. Jackson, Black 
Mountain, is serving as Interim Pastor 
at the Andrews and Hayesville Churches 
in our Presbytery. 

Dr. Marion A. Boggs, Asheville, is 
serving as Interim Pastor at the Trinity 
Church, Pensecola, Florida. 






The Presbyterian Home For Children 
Of Black Mountain. N. C. Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage, Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 
W. G. Thomas, Treasurer Don C. Mckenzie, Superintendent 

40 CHURCH STREET, ASHEVILLE, N. C. R.F.D. 1, BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 

Tel. asheville, 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa, 686-3666 



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WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

Presbytery of Asheviixe 

Synod of Appalachia 

1968-1969 
PRESIDENT — Mrs. Grace Stamey, Box 
294, Waynesville, N. C. 28786 

VICE-PRESIDENT— Mrs. W. B. Fergu- 
son, P. O. Box 441, Weaverville, 
N. C. 28787 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
C. M. Fortune, 10 Richard St., Ashe- 
ville, N. C. 28803 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. Darwin Jordan, Box 104, 
Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 

TREASURER — Mrs. Hugh Lamb, P. O. 
Box 15, Asheville, N. C. 28802 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. Kenneth J. Fore- 
man, Jr., P. O. Box 488, Montreat, 
N. C. 28757 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor Mrs. Darwin Jordan, Box 104, 

Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 

MEN OF THE CHURCH 

PRESIDENT — Jack Ward, Arden 
Church, 206 Linden Street 
Arden, N. C. 28704 

FIRST V.P. — Thomas A. McGuire, 
Franklin Church, Ridgecrest Circle, 
Franklin, N. C. 28734 

SECOND V.P.— William T. Carpenter, 
Black Mountain Church, 102 Fourth 
St., Black Mountain, N. C. 28711 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Louis B. 
Joyner, Swannanoa Church, 140 East- 
wood Ave., Swannanoa, N. C. 28778 

FIRST DIVISION CHAIRMAN— R. W. 
Claxton, Bryson City Church, 
Route 1, Whittier, N. C. 28789 

SECOND DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
L. H. Parmele, First Church, Hender- 
sonville, Ridgecrest Drive, Hender- 
sonville, N. C. 28739 

THIRD DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
Frank P. Scott, West Asheville 
Church, 62 Westwood Ave., Asheville, 
N. C. 28806 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 

MODERATOR — Mike Begley, Black 
Mountain Church 

VICE-MODERATOR— Jessica McCollom 
Grace Covenant 

TREASURER — Richard Harrison - West 
Asheville 

STATED CLERK — Beth Gettys - West- 
minster 



REGISTRAR — Lee Nichols 



Andrews 



HISTORIAN — Cindy Sanders - First 
Presbyterian - Asheville 

DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Bea Gardner, 
First Presbyterian - Asheville, Suzy 
Bull - West Asheville, Phil Saenger - 
Grace Covenant, Phil Roberts - West 
Asheville, Kathy Hardie - Montreat 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. J. 
Douglas Heck, Miss Geraldine Rustin, 
First Hendersonville. 



Watch This Column 

The Central Treasurer of Benevolences 
lor Asheville Presbytery reports for 
period indicated below: 

January 1 — August 5 

Received for distribution to all Benevo- 
lent Causes 

ASSEMBLY CAUSES 

Budgeted $ 47,153.15 

Non-Budgeted 5,086.65 

SYNOD CAUSES 

Budgeted 10,078.60 

Non-Budgeted 1,029.24 

PRESBYTERY CAUSES 

Budgeted 53,023.96 

Non-Budgeted 3,563.32 

Miscellaneous 425.22 

TOTAL $ 120,360.14 



MEMORIAL GIFTS 

From Page One 

Franklin, Mr. C. Jack, Mountain Home — Mrs. 
L. B. McDonald, Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth G. 
Barlels, Mr. William T. Charnock, Mrs. 
Louise F. Marsh, Mr. & Mrs. O. B. Crowell, 
Jr., Mrs. D. B. Green, Mrs. L. K. Singley, 
Mr. & Mrs. T. N. Renshaw, Mrs. Mary Craw- 
ford, Hendersonville. Mrs. L. H. McKay, Flat 
Rock, Mr. & Mrs. H. A. Snow, Mountain 
Home. Mr. & Mrs. H. A. Haseltine, Asheville. 

Galloway, Mrs. Julia, Rosman, N. C. — Mr. & 

A. E. Norville, Brevard. 

Gash, Mr. Calvin E., Swannanoa — Mr. & Mrs. 

Ben H. Evans, Women of The Presbyterian 

Church, Weaverville. 
Grei:nv\ood, Dr. A. Barte — Mr. J. W. Spicer, 

Asheville. 
Hicks, Mr. Harold A., Fort Pierce, Fla. — The 

Smithsons, Mrs. May A. Dunn, Asheville. 
Hopper, Mr. George D., Asheville — Ritz 

Beauty Shop, Mrs. Dorothy Bess, Mrs. Holt 

Clark. Mrs. Paul A. Rockwell, Mr. Reginald 

C. Smith, Mr. & Mrs. Daniel F. McCarthy, Mr. 

Philip Woolcott, Mrs. F. L. Worchester, Mrs. 

Charlotte P. Hypes, Asheville. Mrs. Joy S. 

Taylor, Fairvicw. Elinor Andcrberg, Book-of- 

the-Month Club, Inc., New York, N. Y. Mr. 

& Mrs. B. B. Howard, Charleston, S. C. Mrs. 

B. R. Schwahn, Eau Claire, Wise. Miss Mar- 
garet Merryweather, Highland Park, 111. Mr. 
Charles A. Hayes, Minneapolis, Minn. 



Hoyle, Mr. Forrest, Akron, O. — Women c' 

The Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. 
Huchey, Mr. Kelly M., Sr., Asheville — Mr: 

Miller L. Ford, Mr. & Mrs. Jack QuackenbusH 

Asheville. 
Humes, Mr. J. E., Columbus, Ga. — Mrs. Georg 

B. Philips, Hendersonville. 
Johnston, Mr. August L., Cleveland, Tenn.- 

Mrs. Walter B. Burgess, Black Mountain. 
Jones, Mrs. Carolyn B., Asheville — Mr. & Mr 

Thomas L. McConnell, Mrs. W. L. Getty: 

Asheville. 
Laipple, Mr. John, Hampton, Iowa — Mr. 

Mrs. Keith D. Butson, Asheville. 
Larry, Mrs. Mary, Jacksonville, Fla. — M; 

& Mrs. Tate Barlow, Canton. 
Lvtle, Mr. John Logan, Cameron, S. C. — Mii 

& Mrs. M. Graham Price & Family, Ashevillt 
Major, Dr. R. S., Hendersonville — Mrs. L. Ei 

McDonald, Mr. & Mrs. O. B. Crowell, Jr 

Hendersonville. Mrs. L. H. McKay, Flat Roclii 
McDowall, Mr. Jack, Winter Park, Fla. - 

Miss Evelyn Roberts, Black Mountain. 
Mitchell, Mr. M. D. — Swannanoa Book Glut' 

Swannanoa. 
Osterburg, Mrs. Hulda, Gainesville, Fla. — Mii: 

& Mrs. Keith D. Butson, Asheville. 
Parker, Mrs. George Farrar, Asheville — Mij 

& Mrs. Allen T. Morrison, Asheville. 
Randolph, Miss Mary, Charlotte — Mr, 

Mrs. J. T. Blackwell, Brevard. 
Renfrew, Mr. David F., Northridge, Calif.- 

Mrs. C. R. Sumner, Asheville. 
Roberts, Mrs. Minnie Brank, Weaverville-! 

Mr. & Mrs. George R. Robertson, Mrs. O. I 

Gillis, Miss Mary Gillis, Mr. & Mrs. ^Villiani 

Milne, Mr. & Mrs. William D. Robertsonlj 

Canton. Mrs. Ralph S. Crawford, Henderson 

ville. 
Roberts, Mrs. Dion A., Columbia, S. C. — Mn 

Alice A. Carter, Asheville. 
Ryan, Mrs. Birdie Ferguson, Highlands — Firs 

Presbyterian Church, Highlands. 
Sparrow, Mrs. J. W., Greensboro, N. C. — Mij 

& Mrs. Claude H. Bolton. Franklin. 
Stevenson, Mr. John H., Asheville — Mr. & Mr 

Reid Lovelace, Betsy & Ken, Asheville. 
Teague, Mrs. Ada, Brevard — Mr. & Mrs. A. I 

Norville, Brevard. 
Tucker, Admiral William B.. Gainesville, Fu 

— Mr. & Mrs. Keith D. Butson, Asheville. 
Waldhorst, Mr. Frank, Montgomery, Ala.- 

Mrs. Walter B. Burgess, Black Mountain. 
Warren, Mr. Joe R., Nista, Tenn. — The Famil' 

of E. Lofton Warren, Asheville. 
Weber, Mr. Richard, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs 

Keith D. Butson, Asheville. 
We,st, Mr. Euell T. Weaverville — Mrs. L. E 

Mclean, Mrs Herschel Roberts, Weaverville. 
Willman, Mrs. Lucy Mae, Asheville — Mr. . 

Ray J. Douglas, Asheville. 
Winchester, Mr. & Mrs. Will, Hazelwood- 

Mr. & Mrs. Furman Robertson, Waynesville.! 
Wooten, Mr. John C, Hendersonville — Mr. 

Mrs. O. B. Crowell, Jr., Hendersonville. 



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ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 



CHAIRMAN OF COUNCIL 






Williard AI. Sessler 



THEME 

"Reconciliation Is Our Business — Back 
It." 



THE PROGRAM 

6:30 P.M.— Meal— cost $1.25 

7:00 P.M.— Chairman's Period (1) 

7:05 P.M.— Devotional (2) 

7:15 P.M.— The Asking Budget (3) 

for 1970 
7:30 P.M.— The Every Member (4) 

Canvass 
7:40 P.M.— The Tithing Program (5) 
7:50 P.M. — Stewardship Growth (6) 
8:00 P.M.— Discussion 
8:30 P.M.— Benediction 



GENERAL CHAIRMAN 




G. Daniel McCall 



THE PURPOSE 

To present with clarity the Benevo- 
nt Program of The Chvuch; to ex- 
ain fully the needs; to encourage zeal- 
isly faithful and loyal participation 
' the chinches of the Presbytery, and 
challenge diligently the thirty-seven 
lurches to accept a benevolent commit- 
ent for 1970 by December 15, 1969. 



THE INVITATION 

Each group meeting will be held for 
the benefit of the pastor, all ruling 
elders and deacons, and the church 
members with specific responsibilities 
in the Christian Stewardship program 
of the local church. 



THE RESERVATIONS 

The pastor of each church or an 
appointed person is responsible for 
notifying the host pastor concerning 
tlie number of plates to prepare. Make 
reservations at least four days prior to 
the meeting date. 



GROUPS AND LEADERS 



ROUP I 



WEST ASHEVILLE CHURCH— Tuesday, Sept. 9, 6:30 P.M. Churches included: Bethel (H) , Canton, 
Malvern Hills, Oak Forest, West Asheville. LEADERS: B. Hoyt Evans (1) , A. Allen Gardner (2) , Will- 
iard M. Sessler (3) , Stan Settle (4) , L. Nelson Bell (5) , John C. Neville, Jr. (6) . 



ROUP II — ARDEN CHURCH— Thursday, Sept. 11, 6:30 P.M. Churches included: Arden, Brevard, Etowah, Hender- 
sonville First, Mills River, Trinity. LEADERS: George Gainey (1), Leroy Secrist (2), Horace Adams, Jr. 
(3) . G. Daniel McCall (4) , Sam Patton (5) , W. M. Nelson (6) . 

ROUP III— BLACK MOUNTAIN CHURCH- Monday, Sept. 15, 6:30 P.M. Churches included: Black Mountain, 
Friendship, Lakey Gap, Montreat, Riceville, Swannanoa. LEADERS: J. E. Bates (1) , Gale Lammey (2) , 
Jeff Kesterson (3) , W. L. Gettys (4) , E. G. Roberts (5) , O. E. Starnes, Jr. (6) . 

rROUP IV — SYLVA CHURCH— Tues. Sept. 16, 6:30 P.M. Churches included: Bryson City, Cullowhee, Franklin, Hazel- 
wood, Highlands, Morrison, Sylva, Waynesville. LEADERS: Bill Williams (1) , Wyatt Aiken (2) , Thomas 
Lamb (3) , Robert Davis (4) , Jack Lyle (5) , Stanley L. Bennett (6) . 



ROUP V 



-ANDRE^VS CHURCH— Wednesday, Sept. 17, 6:30. Churches included: Andrews, Bethel (C) , Hayesville, 
Murphy. LEADERS: Wiley Covin (1) , Wyatt Aiken (2) , B. Hoyt Evans (3) , Thomas McGuire (4) , Jack 
Dunn (5) , Stanley Bennett (6) . 



ROUP VI — WEAVERVILLE CHURCH— Saturday, Sept. 20, 7:30 P.M. Churches included: Weaverville, Brittans Cove, 
Dillingham, Ivy Park. LEADERS: David Parks (I) , H. B. Dendy (2) , Jeff Kesterson (3) , Dan Carlton (4), 
Jack Choate (5) , Donald McKenzie (6) . 

ROUP VII— KENILWORTH CHURCH— Monday, Sept. 22, 6:30 P.M. Churches included: Asheville First. Grace Covenant, 
Kenilworth, Westminster. LEADERS: Richard Slielor (1), Edwin Graham (2), Williard M. Sessler (3), 
G. Daniel McCall (4) , David Parks (5) , Donald McKen/ie (6) . 



Page Four 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



AVERAGE PER CAPITA GIVING - 1968 

Benevolence Giving Current Expense Building Fund Totals 

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY $30.71 $79.07 $24.40 $134.17 

THE SYNOD OF APPALACHIA $42.18 $76.23 $29.78 $148.19 

THE PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE $32.91 $74.22 $33.98 $141.11 



August, 196 



* 



Rank 

2 
23 



GIVING OF CHURCHES OF ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



1968 



BENEVOLENCE GIVING 



CURRENT EXPENSE & BUILDING FUND GIVING 



Member- Budgeted 

Church ship Benev. 

Andrews 96 2,677 

Arden 305 5,118 

Asheville First 1,555 44,205 

Bethel (C) 20 123 

Bethel (H) 43 914 

Black Mountain 356 10,473 

Brevard-D. R. 608 21,422 

Brittains Cove 38 400 

Bryson City 123 6,428 

Canton 186 3,661 

Cullowhee 37 414 

Dillingham 147 713 

Etowah 69 1,657 

Franklin 192 2,490 

Friendship 140 1,290 

Grace Covenant 486 18,035 

Hayesville 18 256 

Hazelwood 301 850 

Hendersonville 928 19,986 

Highlands 90 2,334 

Ivy Park 13 200 

Kenilworth 423 9,889 

Lakey Gap 101 1,106 

Malvern Hills 252 6,137 

Mills River 153 2,696 

Montreat 179 9,088 

Morrison 23 455 

Murphy 80 150 

Oak Forest 312 8,389 

Riceville 110 1,000 

Swannanoa 261 5,346 

Sylva 148 3,758 

Trinity 172 4,734 

Waynesville 190 3,429 

Weaverville 469 16,475 

West Asheville 402 11,781 

Westminster 260 7,322 



Non-Budg. Per 

Benev. Total Capita 



333 
6,579 
6,731 

358 

1,528 

6,887 

152 

1,376 

1,191 

95 

89 

39 

482 

345 

4,562 

12 

1,207 

6,366 

260 

22 

2,790 

176 

1,065 

135 

3,932 

220 

5 

1,183 

580 

11,652 

410 

396 

20 

6,927 

1,475 

607 



3,010 

11,697 

50,936 

123 

1,272 

12,001 

28,309 

552 

7,804 

4,852 

509 

802 

1,696 

2,972 

1,635 

22,597 

268 

2,057 

26,352 

2,594 

222 

12,679 

1,282 

7,202 

2,831 

13,020 

675 

155 

9,572 

1,580 

16,998 

4,168 

5,130 

3,449 

23,402 

13,256 

7,929 



31.35 
38.35 
32.76 

6.15 
29.26 
33.71 
46.56 
14.53 
63.45 
26.09 
13.76 

5.46 
24.58 
15.48 
11.68 
46.49 
14.89 

6.83 
28.40 
28.82 
17.07 
29.97 
12.69 
28.58 
18.50 
72.74 
29.35 

1.94 
30.68 
14.36 
65.13 
28.16 
29.82 
18.15 
49.90 
32.97 
30.49 



3. That, the Stewardship Emphasis Sea- 
son in 1969 be confirmed as of Octo- 
ber 12 through November 16, with 
November 9th designated as Dedica- 
tion Sunday for the Every Member 
Canvass. 

4. That the 1969 Every Member Canvass 
theme be "Reconciliation is our Busi- 
ness — Back It"; and that churches 
be urged to make full use of theme 
material and the year round educa- 
tion materials provided by the Gen- 
eral Council. 

5. That local sessions in 1969 or early 
1970 give serious consideration to 
leading their people into deeper spiri- 
tual commitment by taking a thir- 
teen weeks tithing program utilizing 
"Faith — A Big Step" materials pre- 
pared by the General Council and 
samples in the regular stewardship 
packet. 

6. That churches recognize that a sup- 
plemental offering is not an over and 
above offering, but an opportunity 
to complete the basic budget needs 
for the cause for which it is recom- 
mended, and that supplemental of- 
ferings for the following agencies 
be approved for 1969 through 1970: 

Board of World Missions and Na- 
tional Ministries 
Board of Christian Education 
Board of Annuities and Relief 
Presbyterian Home for Children 

7. That a special offering be approved 
for the department of Overseas Re- 
lief and Inter-Church Aid of the 



Rank 
11 

7 
10 
35 
16 

8 

5 
29 

3 
22 
31 
36 
23 
27 
33 

6 
28 
34 
20 
18 
26 
14 
32 
19 
24 

1 
17 
37 
12 
30 

2 
21 
15 
25 

4 

9 
13 



C urrent 
E xpense 

7,445 

33,443 

85,594 

89 

3,728 
28,013 
33,576 

2,517 
16,023 
15,319 

1,762 

3,710 

5,907 
14,991 

6,060 
49,243 

1,863 
25,601 
67,387 

9,019 

826 

33,431 

4,512 
21,684 
11,831 
17,037 

1,969 
11,134 
33,443 

7,490 
22,424 
11,805 
12,126 
17,443 
19,495 
32,765 
18,540 



Bldg. 
Fund 
6,953 

109,908 

3,474 
20,510 
15,979 

13,204 

300 
1,722 

7,299 
2,881 
2,286 

338 

7,088 

30,000 

303 



100 
5,791 
3,888 

250 

2,387 

26,661 

2,561 

9,197 

14,658 



3,160 
24,575 



Total 

14,398 

33,443 

195,502 

89 

7,202 
48,523 
35,555 

2,517 
29,227 
15,319 

2,062 

5,432 

5,907 
22,290 

8,941 
51,529 

2,201 
32,689 
97,387 

9,322 

826 

33,431 

4,612 
27,475 
15,719 
17,037 

2,219 
13,521 
60,104 
10,051 
31,621 
11,805 
26,784 
17,443 
19,495 
35,825 
43,115 



Per 

Capita 

149.98 

109.65 

125.72 

4.45 

167.49 

136.30 

58.48 

66.24 

237.62 

82.36 

55.73 

36.95 

85.61 

116.09 

63.86 

106.03 

122.28 

108.60 

104.94 

103.57 

63.54 

79.03 

45.66 

109.03 

102.74 

95.18 

96.48 

169.01 

192.64 

91.37 

121.15 

79.76 

155.72 

91.81 

41.57 

89.37 

165.83 



10. 



11. 



RECOMMENDATIONS 

(Continued from July Issue) 

Board of World Missions to be re- 
ceived on Easter Sunday, March 29, 
1970. 12. 

That the Central Treasurer be in- 
structed to keep accurate records of 
all receipts, designated, undesignat- 
ed, and non-budgeted, and that dis- 
tribution be made according to the 
directions of the churches, and that 13. 
an acknowledgement be sent immedi- 
ately to the churches or donors. 
That each church regard the benevo- 
lent gifts as the first responsibility 
to be remitted by the church trea- 
surer each month, and that remit- 
tance be made through Presbytery's 
Central Treasury after the last Sun- 
day of each month and certainly be- 
fore the fifth of the next month; and 
that the remittance be according to 
the adopted percentage for benevo- 14. 
lences or one-twelfth of the definite 
amount promised for benevolences. 
That each session be urged to name 
immediately a director for the 1969 
Every Member Canvass in order that 
Presbytery's Council can furnish him 
with information concerning the 1969 
Stewardship Program, and that his 
name and address be sent to the Off- 
ice of the Executive Secretary. 15. 
That the assessment for Presbytery 
for the year 1970 be set at seventy- 
four and onehalf cents (74 V2) per 
member based on the membership 
reported at the end of 1969. (Note: 
For 1970 the Office of the General 
Assembly is asking for a .08 1/2 cents 



Rank 

7 
13 

9 
37 

4 

8 
32 
29 

1 
26 
33 
36 
25 
12 
30 
16 
10 
15 
17 
18 
31 
28 
34 
14 
19 
21 
20 

3 

2 
23 
11 
27 

6 

22 
35 
24 

5 



Totals 

17,408 

45,140 

246,438 

212 

8,474 
60,524 
63,864 

3,069 
37,031 
20,171 

2,571 

6,234 

7,603 
25,262 
10,576 
74,126 

2,469 

34,746 

123,739 

11,916 

1,048 
46,110 

5,894 
34,677 
18,550 
30,057 

2,894 
13,676 
69,676 
11,631 
48,619 
15,973 
31,914 
20,892 
42,897 
49,181 
51,044 



TOTALS 

Per Rank;! 
Capita Ran 
181.33 
148.00 
158.48 

10.60 
197.05 
170.01 
105.04 

80.77 
301.07 
108.45 

69.49 

42.41 
110.19 
131.57 

75.54 
152.52 
137.17 
115.43 
133.34 
132.39 

80.61 
109.00 

58.35 
137.61 
121.24 
167.92 
125.83 
170.95 
223.32 
105.73 
186.28 
107.92 
185.54 
109.96 

91.47 
122.34 
196.32 



2 
3 



II 



1 



increase rather than the .05 cents i: 
crease per memb.er.) 
That local churches be urged to cloi 
their books for the year as of Decer 
ber 31st; and send immediately thei 
final benevolent contribution f'! 
1969 to the office of the Centr! 
Treasurer. 

That the session of the local churr 
be instructed to notify by Decemb 
15, 1969, the Central Treasurer, \| 
G. Thomas, of the percentage basj 
for benevolent contributions durir. 
1970, or the definite amount t), 
church expects to give during tl' 
new year. (This is necessary in ord'f 
for the Council to present to tl 
January meeting of Presbytery , 
Spending Budget for Benevoleni' 
in 1970). 

That Presbytery request all pastoi; 
ruling elders, deacons, and the chun 
members assigned special responi' 
bilities in the promotion of til 
Stewardship Program in the locj 
church to attend one of the sevi 
area group meetings, sponsored 1^ 
Presbytery's Council, to be conduc 
ed during the month of Septemfc 
1969. 

That Presbytery, by a standing vol 
and by a letter to the Session, expre 
appreciation to the pastors, office) 
and members of the congregation 
the First Presbyterian Church, Ash 
ville, for providing the space ai 
utihties for the Office of Ashevi) 
Presbytery. 



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Our Mountain Work 

CHURCH EXTENSION • CHRISTIAN EDUCATION • THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN OF BLACK MOUNTAIN 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL • PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE. SYNOD OF APPALACHIA 

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN U. S. 



SEPTEMBER. 1969 

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jlume LVII September. 1969 No. 9 

HECK ACCEPTS CALL TO 
MIAMI, FLA. WORK 

Rev. James Douglas Heck, pastor of 
e Brittains Cove and Bethel (H) 
:esbyterian Churches, will assume 
ities as Associate Pastor of the Pine- 
nds Presbyterian Church, Miami, Fla., 
1 October 1, 1969. 

Mr. Heck, who was ordained by Ashe- 
lle Presbytery in the summer of 1967 
as also installed in these churches. He 
is been living in Weaverville. 

A graduate of Columbia Theological 
iminary, and Wheaton College, he 
me to the present field im nediately 
pon graduation from the seminary 
here he was graduated with honors, 
e has been active in the work of the 
resbytery, particularly in youth work 
rough the committee of Christian 
lucation. 

The Commission on the Minister and 
is Work, by special authority, has dis- 
issed him to the Everglades Presby- 
ry in the Synod of Florida in which 
is work is located. 



IN MEMORY OF 

REV. WILLARD GILREATH THOMAS D.D. — 1904 - 1969 

Pastor — West Asheville Presbyterian Church. 1949-1985 

Executive Secretary, Asheville Presbytery. Jan. 1966 — Sept. 1969 

Rev. W. G. Thomas, D.D., Executive 
Secretary of Asheville Presbytery died 
September 9, 1969, after a prolonged 
illness, during which he kept active 
supervision of his work to a few days 
before his death. 

His critical condition called for hos- 
pitalization just hours before he fell 
asleep quietly and passed through death 
to life eternal. He had been previously 
hospitalized for conditions that occas- 
ioned great pain, and under went ex- 
tensive treatment. An operation during 
last months of his life had given him 
more physical comfort and relief from 
pain. 

The memorial service was conducted 
by Rev. J. T. Kesterson, pastor of the 
West Asheville Presbyterian Church, 
where Dr. Thomas had been pastor 
from 1949 through 1966. He was as- 
sisted by Rev. A. Allen Gardner, Jr., 
D.D., pastor of the First Presbyterian 
Church, Asheville, who had been active 
as chairman of the Committee on Exe- 
cutive Secretary, under which Dr. 
Thomas served. 

Active pallbearers were Rev. Leroy 
Secrest, Rev. B. Hoyt Evans, Rev. Ed- 
ward Bates, Rev. Gale Lammey, Rev. 
James L. Jackson, ministers of Asheville 
Presbytery, and Donald C. McKenzie, 
superintendent of the Presbyterian 
Home for Cliildren of Black Mountain. 
Honorary pallbearers were the ministers 
of Asheville Presbytery, Ruling Elders 
and Deacons of the West Asheville con- 
gregation, and by special request. Rev. 
Cecil Perry and Rev. Lacy McDuffie. 

The memorial service was conducted 
at 2 P.M., September 11, 1969 in the 
church where Dr. Thomas was greatly 
lo\'ed for a long and fruitful pastorate. 

More on Page Tivo 




Dr. Thomas 

RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY 
WEST ASHEVILLE SESSION 

Be it resolved that the Session of the 
West Asheville Presbyterian Church go 
on record as giving profound thanks to 
Almighty Gocl for the life and ministry 
of the Rev. Dr. Willard G. Thomas 
whose eternal homegoing was marked 
on September 9, 1969. The Session fur- 
ther takes note of the fact that Dr. 
Thomas' last ministry in a local con- 
gregation was as pastor of the West 
Asheville Church over a period of some 
sixteen years during which time he led 
the church from a difficult period into 
a strong and imified ministry of service 

More on Page Two 



SISI^ 



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H TCTH isestio 



The Presbyterian Home For Children 
Of Black Mountain. N. C Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage. Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 
W. G. Thomas, Treasurer Don C, McKenzie, Superintendent 

40 CHURCH STREET, ASHEVILLE, N. C. R F D. I. BLACK MOUNTAIN, N. C. 

Tel. Asheville, a52-3061 Tel Swannanoa, 686-3666 



Page Two 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



September, 1969 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

Phesbttery of Asheville 

Stnod of Appalachia 

1968-1969 
PRESIDENT — Mrs. Grace Stamey, Box 
294, Waynesville, N. C. 28786 

VICE-PRESIDENT— Mrs. W. B. Fergu- 
son, P. O. Box 441, Weaverville, 
N. C. 28787 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
C. M. Fortune, 10 Richard St., Ashe- 
ville, N. C. 28803 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. Darwin Jordan, Box 104, 
Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 

TREASURER— Mrs. Hugh Lamb, P. O. 
Box 15, Asheville, N. C. 28802 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. Kenneth J. Fore- 
man, Jr., P. O. Box 488, Montreat, 
N. C. 28757 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor — Mrs. Darwin Jordan, Box 104, 
Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 

MEN OF THE CHURCH 

PRESIDENT — Jack Ward, Arden 
Church, 206 Linden Street 
Arden, N. C. 28704 

FIRST V.P. — Thomas A. McGuire, 
Franklin Church, Ridgecrest Circle, 
Franklin, N. C. 28734 

SECOND V.P.— William T. Carpenter, 
Black Mountain Church, 102 Fourth 
St., Black Mountain, N. C. 28711 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Louis B. 
Joyner, Swannanoa Church, 140 East- 
wood Ave., Swannanoa, N. C. 28778 

FIRST DIVISION CHAIRMAN— R. W. 
Claxton, Bryson City Church, 
Route 1, Whittier, N. C. 28789 

SECOND DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
L. H. Parmele, First Church, Hender- 
■onville, Ridgecrest Drive, Hender- 
•onville, N. C. 28739 

THIRD DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
Frank P. Scott, West Asheville 
Church, 62 Westwood Ave., Asheville, 
N. C. 28806 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 

MODERATOR — Mike Begley, Black 
Mountain Church 

VICE-MODERATOR— Jessica McCollom 
Grace Covenant 

TREASURER — Richard Harrison - West 
Asheville 

STATED CLERK— Beth Gettys - West- 
minster 

REGISTRAR — Lee Nichols - Andrews 

HISTORIAN — Cindy Sanders - First 
Presbyterian - Asheville 

DISTRICT CHAIRMEN— Bea Gardner, 
First Presbyterian - Asheville, Suzy 
Bull - West Asheville, Phil Saenger - 
Grace Covenant, Phil Roberts - West 
Asheville, Kathy Hardie - Montreat 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. J. 
Douglas Heck, Miss Geraldine Rustin, 
First Hendersonville. 



DR. THOMAS 



From Page One 

His body was laid to rest in Green Hill 
Cemetery in West Asheville. 

In addition to serving as Executive 
Secretary of the Presbytery, Dr. Thomas 
had served as Stated Clerk of the Pres- 
bytery since 1957. In 1959 he was elected 
Stated Clerk of the Synod of Appalachia, 
which office he resigned in May 1969 
due to ill health, to be effective Sept- 
ember 30th. He continued to serve as 
Stated Clerk of the Presbytery, attend- 
ing the July meeting under consider- 
able strain, but unable to attend a 
number of committee meetings. 

In line with his duties as Executive 
Secretary he was Secretary-Treasurer of 
the corporation, elected by Asheville 
Presbytery, and charged the administ- 
ration of "The Presbyterian Home for 
Children". His office also handled the 
financial matters for agencies of the 
Presbytery. 

In 1967 he was elected Moderator of 
the Synod of Appalachia, while still 
serving as Stated Clerk of the body. 

Dr. Thomas, born in Charlotte, N. C, 
May 25, 1904, received the degree of 
Bachelor of Arts from Davidson College 
in 1935. He was graduated from Union 
Theological Seminary, Richmond, Va., 
with the degree of Bachelor of Divinity 
in 1928. In 1957, King College, Bristol, 
Tenn., conferred on him the honorary 
degree of Doctor of Divinity. At the 
time of his death he was a member of 
the board of trustees of each of these 
institutions. 

He was married December 10, 1935 
to the former Miss Virginia Caroline 
Hart, of Oxford, N. C. They have two 
daughters, who with their mother, sur- 
vive him. Martha Gilreath Thomas 
is married to Mr. Robert H. Demaree, 
Jr., and they live in Alexandria, Va. 
Virginia Caroline Thomas is mar- 
ried to Dr. Roswell E. Mathis, Jr., and 
they live in Miami, Fla. There are 
three grandchildren. 

Besides the immediate family, Dr. 
Thomas is survied by two sisters, Mrs. 
E. I. Wingate and Mrs. Don Dillinger, 
both of Charlotte, and four brothers, 
B. L. and Reece (of Charlotte) , J. E. 
of Dillon, S. C, and H. O. Thomas of 
Walterboro, S. C. 

Dr. Thomas was ordained to the Gos- 
pel Ministry by Mecklenburg Presby- 
tery on July 15, 1928, and installed pas- 
tor of a group of churches in and near 
Ellerbe, N. C. In 1937 he became pastor 
of the First Presbyterian Church, Wades- 
boro, N. C, where he served seven years. 
He was pastor at Mt. Holly, N. C, 
from 1944 until he accepted the call of 
tlie West Asheville Presbyterian church 
in 1949. 

In Asheville he has been active in 



RESOLUTION 

From Page One 

to Christ and the community. It is fur 
ther noted with deep gratitude to Goc 
that Dr. Thomas served in importani 
positions at the Presbytery and Synoc 
church court levels during these year: 
and served as trustee of three of oui 
major institutions; Union Theologica 
Seminary in Virginia, King College anc 
Davidson College. The Session furthe: 
notes with gratitude that Dr. Thomas 
deep dedication and special gifts wer 
called into special service when in 1%( 
the Presbytery of Asheville called hin 
to become its executive secretary whicli 
office he filled with uncommon coni 
secration and effectiveness until hi 
death. 

It is with sincere appreciation to thi 
God and Father of us all that we tak 
special note of the outstanding servic 
to Christ and the Church rendered b 
Willard G. Thomas over the forty-on 
years of his ministry in the Presbyteriai 
Church in the U. S. and during his Ion 
ministry as pastor of the West Ashevill 
Presbyterian Church. 

Truly he was and is a servant c 
God greatly loved, deeply honored, ami 
profoundly missed, but we can say wit' 
Paul, "Thanks be to God who givet! 
us the victory through our Lord Jest;! 
Christ," and further we take our con 
fort and direction from the writer of thj 
Book of Hebrews when he wrot( 
"Therefore since we are surrounded b 
so great a cloud of witnesses, let us la 



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aside every weight and sin which cling 
so closely and let us run with perseve 
ance the race that is set before us, lool 
ing to Jesus the pioneer and perfectcj 
of our faith 



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Adopted by the Session 
West Asheville Presbyterian Churcl 
Asheville, North Carolina 
September 21, 1969 



many projects, particularly the Ashlj 
ville and Buncombe County Minister; 
Association, of which he served as pres 

dent. 

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Prior to being elected Executive Se! 
retary of the Presbytery, Dr. Thorn 
had served as Chairman of the Hons 
Mission Committee of the Presbyter 
He had also served in other capaciti 
on other committees from time to tim 

He lived at 351 Kenilworth Roa 
Asheville, N. C, 28805, moving to th 
address after resigning his West Ash 
ville Pastorate. 



Groce Funeral Home, West Ashevill 
was in charge of the arrangements. H, 
body lay in state at the West Ashevil 
church thirty minutes before the memc 
ial service. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



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PRESbUTERmN HOME NEU75 

by Cfhe Superinlendenl 

Its a little late but we would like for 

I of you to know that the Orioles, our 
tie league baseball team won their 
urth straight championship in the 
;acon Recreation League. This was a 
le little team as they only lost one 
me all year. Donnie McKenzie was 
idefeated in pitching seven victories, 
ree of them no-hitters. Keith Thomas 
IS the leading hitter on the team and 
lished second in the league. Randy 
alloway, Timmy Clarke, Joel Thomas, 
y Robinson and Terry Wheeler were 
e other outstanding players. The team 

II be given another trip to a Clemson 
otball game and a banquet at Bucks 
sstaurant in October. 

After a busy summer, school has start- 
. and the children seemed anxious to 
t back. We have twenty two children 
the Primary School, twenty one in 
e Grammar School and thirteen in 
igh School. Susan McKenzie and Gail 
Iwards are our Seniors this year. We 
11 have one boy. Jack Guthrie in 
jmmonwealth University in Rich- 
ond, Virginia. Eddie Teters gradu- 
ed from this same school in June and 
now teaching in Arlington, Virginia. 

The superintendent's family is now 
zing in our new home and oh how 
cud we are to be there. On behalf 
my family I would like to thank 
1 of you, especially the board of trus- 
es, for making tliis dream come 
ue. Many have been out to look at 
and are amazed at the beautiful site 
id the construction of the Home. The 
lildren and staff along with the Mc- 
enzies are thankful to all of you for 
is. 



OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS 





Date 


Age 


mos Edwards 


5 


11 


nita Edwards 


5 


11 


nny Clark 


12 


9 


heida Edwards 


26 


9 


heo Edwards 


26 


9 



Word From The Thomas Family- 

We, the nn'tribers of the family of 
'/le Rev. JV. G. Thomas, would like to 
X press our gratitude for your prayers 
lid acts of kindness during the months 
f his illness and at the time of our 
ereavement. 



SECOND CORINTHIANS IS 
1969-70 BIBLE STUDY 

The Women of the Church will be 
studying 2nd Corinthians as the "Cir- 
cle Bible Study" for the year beginning 
in October 1969. 

Lessons, as jiublished in the annual 
"Workbook", have been prepared by 
Rev. Wayne P. Todd, ThD. pastor of 
the Atkinson Memorial Presbyterian 
Church, Morgan City, La. 

As the circles are beginning a new 
study in October, "Day By Day", the 
devotional magazine of the church, is 
changing its format. Three sections of 
Scripture will have monthly emphasis 
in October (1st Corinthians) , in Nov- 
ember (2nd Corinthians) anci in Decem- 
ber (Isaiah) . 

Circle leaders and members will find 
it helpful to use "Day By Day", and 
Bible Study Leaders are being given 
an opportvmity for special preparation 
for this study. A class is held for them 
at The First Presbyterian Church, Ashe- 
ville, at 10:30 A.M., on the fourth Wed- 
nesday of each month. 

Copies of "Day By Day" are avail- 
able in most churches, at the nominal 
cost of Fifteen Cents per copy. Subscrip- 
tions can be ordered for $1.00 each from 
"Day by Day", P. O. Box 1176, Rich- 
mond, Va. 23209. 

Copies of the 1969-1970 Presbyterian 
Woman's "Workbook" is available 
through local organizations. Additional 
copies can be ordered from the Board 
of Women's Work, 341 Ponce de Leon 
Ave., N. E. Atlanta, Ga. 30308. 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 
DISTRICT MEETINGS 

Meetings of importance for all officers 
and council members of local Women 
of the Chvuxh organizations are sche- 
duled for October. Other local members 
are urged to attend. 

District Chairmen, times and places 
of tlrese meetings are as follows: 

No. 1. — At Westminster Church, 
October 12, 2:30 P.M. Chairman: Mrs. 
Jeff Kesterson, West Asheville, Vice. 
Chairman: Mrs. Paul Cassat, Asheville 
First. 

No. 2 — At Riceville Church, October 
17, 7:30 P.M. Chairman: Mrs. K. N. 
Stiitts, Montreat. 

No. 3. — At Andrews Church, October 
19, 2:30 P.M. Chairman: Mrs. Marcella 
Smith, Murphy. 

No. 4.— At Mills River, October 23, 
9:30 A.M. Chairman: Mrs. Allen Ervin, 
Etowah. 

No. 5. — At Waynesville, October 26, 
2:30 P.M. Chairman: Mrs. Henry Gar- 
ner. Bethel (H) . 



JUST AHEAD 

Asheville Presbytery meets at the Oak 
Forest Presbyterian Church, Tuesday, 
October 14, 1969, at 9:30 A.M. 

Among the items of business will be 
the dismissal of Rev. Robert Grumpier, 
recently pastor at Murphy, N. C. This is 
requested by the Commission on the 
Minister and His Work of Hanover Pres- 
bytery. 

He has indicated a willingness to ac- 
cept a call to the St. Andrews Presby- 
terian Church, Richmond, Va. 



The Men of Asheville Presbytery will 
hold their annual rally at the Presby- 
terion Home of Children, Black Moun- 
tain, on Thursday, October 23rd. 

There will be a delicious meal (bar- 
beque) and an inspirational program. 
Every church should be represented. 

Women of the Presbytery plan dis- 
trict meetings, announced elsewhere in 
this issue. 



"Dedication Day" in local congrega- 
tions is set for November 9th. This is 
the time of the "Every Member Can- 
vass", when members of local congrega- 
tions indicate what part of their "sub- 
stance" will be cliannelled through the 
Church, for the on going of God's King- 
dom. 



"Thanksgiving Day", November 27th 
is traditionally the time for special in- 
terest in The Presbyterian liome for 
Children, by way of a generous offering 
in support of the institution. 



Watch This Column 

The Central Treasurer of Benevolences 
for Asheville Presbytery reports for 
period indicated below: 

January 1 — September 6 
Received for distribution to all Benevo- 
lent Causes 
ASSEMBLY CAUSES 

Budgeted $ 58,092.28 

Non-Budgeted 5,518.95 

SYNOD CAUSES 

Budgeted 10,825.39 

Non-Budgeted 1,105.91 

PRESBYTERY CAUSES 

Budgeted 58,135.48 

Non-Budgeted 3,749.52 

Miscellaneous 431.02 

TOTAL $137,858.55 



MEMORIAL GIFTS 

From Page Four 

Whitman, Mrs. Maggie Dominick, Waynes- 
ville — Dr. & Mrs. Eugene R. Harpe, Waynes- 
ville. 

Wilson, Mrs. Carrie Re\nolds, Montreat — 
Women of The Presbyterian Church, Mon- 
treat. 

Woody, Mrs. Sam, Bryson Ciiy — Women of 
West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Ashe- 
ville. 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



September, 1969 



The Presbyterian Home for Children 
Black Mountain. N. C. 



AiTCHESON, Mr. Frank L., Hendersonvile — 
Circle No. 2 of First Church, Hendersonville. 

Attwood, Mrs. Tommie, Miami, Fla. — Miss 
Helen Miles, Montreal. 

Bagley, Mr. Glenn D., Hendersonville — Mr. 
& Mrs. Alfred P. Goodwin, Hendersonville. 

Batchelor, Mrs. Lucille, Pahokee, Fla. — Mr. 
& Mrs. R. P. Thomas, Hendersonville. 

Bolton, Mr. M. H., Richmond, Va. — Sew and 
Sews, Hendersonville. 

Bretz, Mr. Reinhard, Babylon, N.Y. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Donald R. Bennett, Hendersonville. 

BuRDETT, Mrs. Margaret, Asheville — Mrs. Albert 
N. Barnett, Asheville. 

Burnette, Mr. Clyde, Swannanoa — Mr. & Mrs. 
Frank L. Huggins, Sr., Swannanoa. 

Burnham, Mr. Joseph S., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
H. J. Runnion, Asheville. 

Cagle, Mrs. Thomas, Mississippi — Circle No. G 
of The Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. 

Callahan, Mr. Lee Roy, VV^aynesville — Miss 
Ida Jean Brown, Dr. & Mrs. Eugene Harpe, 
Circle No. 1 of The Presbyterian, Mr. & Mrs. 
Furman Robertson, Mr. & Mrs. R. H. Gibson, 
Sr., The J. J. Henson Family, The Bob Hall 
S. S. Class of The Presbyterian Ciiurch, 
Waynesville. Mrs. Edith B. Braine, Miss Vinnic 
L. Black, Hendersonville. Mr. & Mrs. Charles 
H. Venable, Winston-Salem, N. C. Mr. & Mrs. 
Aaron O. Gibson, Hampton, Va. Mr. S: Mrs. 
R. L. Prevost., Hazelwood. 

Cathey, Mr. Charles W., Candler — Mr. & Mrs. 
Tate Barlow, Mr. & Mrs. William Milne, 
Canton. 

Chamison, Mr. Harold C, Hendersonville — 
Mr. & Mrs. S. E. Shepard, Hendersonville. 

Eckel, Mrs. Hester, Asheville — Women of The 
Presbyterian Church, Weaverville. 

Fain, Mr. John L., Tallahassee, Fla. — Mrs. 
Ralph S. Crawford, Mr. & Mrs. W. B. Schorr, 
Hendersonville. 

Franklin, Mr. C. Jack, Mountain Home — Mrs. 
Ralph S. Crawford, Mr. & Mrs. C. F. Stone- 
cipher, Mr. & Mrs. Donald M. Murray, Mrs. 
Walter O. Allen, Hendersonville. 

Garren, Mr. Morris K., Hendersonville — 'Mr. & 
Mrs. Wayne Garren, Hendersonville. 

Gash, Mr. Calvin E., Swannanoa — Mr. & Mrs. 
E. L. Curtis, Weaverville. 

Hagen, Mrs. Edna Reisig, Adrian, Mich. — Mrs. 
Alice A. Carter, Asheville. Mrs. O. F. Gillis, 
Miss Mary Gillis, Canton. 

Harden, Mr. Dee, Walhalla, S. C. — Mr. & Mrs. 
.Sam Patton & Family, Mr. & Mrs. B. R. 
Walsh, Mrs. Nora F. Morgan, Taylor Bible 
Class of West Asheville Presbyterian Church, 
Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. C. E. Worley, Arden. 
Traffic Department of American Enka Cor- 
poration, T. L. Giagg, E. S. Beall, Enka. 



Hart, Mr. Walter, Brevard — Mrs. Kathi7n 
Curtis, Miss Treva Tilley. Brevard. 

HicKEY, Mrs. Julia M. — Mr. & Mrs. Ellery R. 
Baxter, Asheville. 

Hicks, Mr. Harold A., Fort Pierce, Fla. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Stanley Capps, Lynne and David, Ashe- 
ville. Mr. & Mrs. Kytle Williams, Miami, Fla. 

Hodges, Mrs. Wilma, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Gary G. Flatow, Asheville. 

Hopper, Mr. George Dunlap, Asheville — Mrs. 
Woodard D. Speed, Kinston, N. C. 

James, Mr. Ralph E., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Roy H. Boone, Mr. & Mrs. Harold Beck, Mr. S< 
Mrs. Evan Beck, Mr. & Mrs. E. R. Gibbs, 
Asheville. Mr. Alfred F. Tyson, Black 
Mountain. 

Jones, Mr. Baxter E., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
M. Graham Price, Asheville. 

Landreth, Mrs. Beity L., Asheville — Miss Sara 
Goforth, Mrs. J. A. Goforth, Asheville. 

Lanev, Ruby Pauline, Bryson City — Mr. & Mrs. 
P. E. Brintnall, Bryson City. 

Lehmann, Mr. H. H., Asheville — Mr. J. W. 
Spicer, Asheville. 

Lineberger, Mrs. Virginia, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 
— Dr. & Mrs. Eugene Harpe, Waynesville. 

Liner, Mr. J. B., Canton — Mr. & Mrs. William 
Milne, Canton. 

Lusk, Mr. Thomas V., Black Mountain — Mr. 
& Mrs. E. E. Crisp, Montreal. Dr. R: Mrs. C. D. 
Thomas, Black Mountain. 

Mansfield, Mrs. Earnest J., St. Petersburg, Fla. 
— Mr. & Mrs. Kytle Williams, Miami, Fla. 

Mason, Mrs. Belle Corriher, Westminster, S. C. 
— Miss Emca Sample, Miss Anne Sample, Mrs. 
Ralph S. Crawford, Hendersonville. 

McCuNE, Mrs. Irene, Pittsburgh, Pa. — Mr. & 
Mrs. R. E. Langhans, Hendersonville. 

Miller, Mr. Robertson, Jr., Asheville — Miss 
Sara Goforth, Mrs. J. A. Goforth, Asheville. Mr. 
& Mrs. J. F. Ferrell, Brevard. 

Nichols, Mrs. Bertha, Hendersonville — Vernon 
and Leander Johnson, Hendersonville. 

Nicholson, Miss Shelly, Asheville — Denise and 
Debra Cole, Vicki Ballard, Weaverville. 

Orders, Mr. Charles Glen, Morganton, N. C. — 
Dorothy R. Binges, Black Mountain. 

Padgitt, Mr. Bright, Asheville — Mrs. C. R. 
Sumner, Asheville. 

Parker, Mr. George, Asheville — Mary Louise 
and Jack Woodcock, Mr. & Mrs. Joel B. 
Adams, Asheville. 

Parker, Mrs. G. Farrar, Asheville — Dr. & Mrs. 
Alexander White, Forest Garden Club, Mrs. 
Catherine R. English, Mrs. William E. Cham- 
bers, Mr. R. A. Hilliard, Mr. Frank Coxe, Mr. 
& Mrs. Philip Woollcott, Mr. Peter Mallett, 
Mrs. W. C. Loll, Mr. & Mrs. Joel B. Adams, 
Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. Jac F. ReVille, Mr. &; 
Mrs. J. Scott Cramer, Charlotte. 

Parris, Mrs. Myrtle Tallent, Sylva — Mrs. 
Elizabeth Reese Potts, Highlands. 

Phillips, Mr. Charlie, Spruce Pine, N. C. — Mr. 
& Mrs. E. L. Curtis, Weaverville. 

Powell, Mr. W. J., Thomasville, Ga. — Men's 
Bible Class of First Church, Mr. & Mrs. Frazier 
T. Blair, Mrs. Walter O. Allen, Henderson- 
ville. 



Memorial Gift for The Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 

Enclosed is $ In Memory Of 



name of deceased 



Who died- 



at 



place (post office) 



Send acknowledgement to_ 



correct name for mail, please 



Address 



complete address for mail, please 



Donor's Name- 



Donor's Address. 



Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, Th<; Piesbyterian Home, 40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 

{Acknouiledgemenl cards tvill be mailed promptly if sufficient informa/ion is given in blanks above) 



Ray, Mrs. Andrew, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. W 
M. Corkill, Asheville. 

Reed, Mrs. Raymond R., Hyattsville, Md.- 
Miss Mary Dunn, Hyattsville, Md. 

Richeson, Mrs. L. M., Hazelwood — Mrs. Thoma; 
Graven, Millburn, N. J. 

ScHAFER, Miss Augustine, Swannanoa — Mis 
Isabel Miller, Sitka, Alaska. Mr. & Mrs. D. P 
Vining, Swannanoa. 

Shearouse, Mrs., Prosperty, S. C. — Women oj 
The West Asheville Presbyterian Churcl 
Edwards Memorial Bible Class of West Ash 
ville Presbyterian Church, Asheville. 

Shotwell, Mr. Lonnie, Sr., Asheville — Johi 
Calvin S. S. Class of West Asheville Presby] 
terian Church, Circle No. 2 of West Ashe 
ville Presbyterian Church, Women of Thi 
Church of West Asheville Presbyterian Church 
Asheville. 

Smith, Mr. J. Franklin, Murphy — Women o 
The Church of The Presbyterian Church 
Andrews. 

Stevens, Mr. Walter, Macon, Ga. — Dr. & Mrs 
D. W. Brosnan, III, Asheville. 

Stretcher, Dr. R. H., Waynesville — Mr. S 
Mrs. Aaron Prevost, Hazelwood. 

Tarleton, Mr. Hoyle, Linwood, N. C. — Mr. J 
Mrs. Brandon K. Gla.sgow and Ed, Asheville 

Taylor, Mr. R. H., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs 
Hollis F. Sprinkle, Asheville. 

Thomas, Dr. W. G., Asheville — ^Mr. & Mrs. San 
R. Patton, Pam and Vicki, Mr. & Mrs. Marl 
Sumner, Sr., Mr. & Mrs. L. R. Orders, Sr 
Mr. & Mrs. L. R. Orders, Jr., Mrs. Annie 
Sprouse, Mr. & Mrs. Gary Flatow, Mrs. E. S 
Roberts, Mrs. W. O. Barnard, Jr. & Famil) 
The Banks Beard Family, Mr. & Mrs. Clydi 
W. Wright, Mr. & Mrs. Ray Miller & Family 
Mr. & Mrs. T. R. Clark, Dr. & Mrs. R. Ej 
McClure, Mrs. E. L. Warren, Mr. & Mrs. C. J 
Phillips, Miss Margaret E. Smith, Mrs. HJ 
Maxcy Smith, Mr. & Mrs. J. Austin Emory, Mi; 
& Mrs. Joe B. Emory, West Asheville Presbyi 
terian Church, Circle No. 7 of First Churchj 
Men's Bible Class of Malvern Hills Churclii 
Mrs. Florence I. Ryan, Mrs. Christine Hi 
Glenn, Mrs. Dan Haynie, Mr. & Mrs. J. A 
Anderson, Women of the West Ashevill 
Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. James 11 
Mastin, Mr. & Mrs. Crawford Pearson, Mis^ 
Dorothy Kiser, Mr. Frank Kiser, The Fellowj 
ship Class of West Asheville Presbyteriai, 
Church, Mr. & Mrs. Hugh E. Lamb, Mr 
Mrs. Thomas H. Lamb, Miss Jeannette Garci 
Asheville. Mr. & Mrs. H. T. Bridgman, Dr ' 
Mrs. C. D. Thomas, The Rev. & Mrs. Jarae| 
L. Jackson, Black Mountain. Mr. & Mrs. C. i; 
Worley, Charles and David, Ardcn. 
Dr. & Mrs. H. B. Dendy, Weaverville, Thomaij] 
boro Presbyterian Church, Mr. 8: Mrs. B. l| 
Thomas, Charlotte, N. C. Mr. & Mrs. Robei! 
Harding, Jr., Sylva. Mr. & Mrs. J. Albei 
Emory, Williamson, N. Y. Mrs. J. M. Everhar 
Fletcher. Women of the Bethel (H) Chiucl 
Mr. & Mrs. Gardner Calvin, Board of Deacor 
of The Presbyterian Church, Canton. Mr. 
Mrs. Robert H. Dcmahee, Sr., Wolfcboro, N. t 
Mr. & Mrs. Claude F. Holcombe, Candler. 

Truesdale, Mr. Sidney L., Canton — Mr. & Mr 
George R. Robertson, Canton. 

Van Dresser, Mrs. William, Jacksonville, Fl/ 
— Mrs. Earl G. Taylor, Mrs. George B. PhiliptI 
Hendersonville. 

Vaughn, Mr. Joe, Charlotte, N. C. — Mr. & Mrl 
Brandon K. Glasgow and Ed, Asheville. 

Warren, Miss Claire, Asheville — Mr. & Mri 
Gary G. Flatow, Mr. & Mrs. Kendall Leemo 
and Mary Kay, Dr. & Mrs. D. W. Dudley, Ml 
& Mrs. Graham Price, Debbe and Leslie, Ml 
& Mrs. John P. Dosier, Mrs. M. B. Chidestei 
Men's Bible Class of Malvern Hills Churcl 
Mr. & Mrs. T. W. Pritchard, Jr., Mr. & Mr; 
Thomas H. Lamb, Mr. & Mrs. Sam Patton an 
Vicki, Mr. & Mrs. Brandon K. Glasgow an 
Ed, Asheville. Students of Greensboro CoUeg 
Greensboro, N. C. 

Washingion, Mr. Booker T., Jr., Lcjbeco, S.C.- 
Mr. & Mrs. R. P. Thomas, Hendersonville. 

West, Mr. Harry M., Asheville — Mrs. Luth'j 
.. A. "I'homas, Asheville. 



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Our Mountain Work 

CHURCH EXTENSION • CHRISTIAN EDUCATION • THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN OF BLACK MOUNTAIN 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL • PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF APPALACHIA 

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN U. S. 



OCTOBER, 1969 

nterecl as secoiul-class mnticr June 1, 1930, 
: ihe Postoffice at \\'ca\er\ ille, N. C, under 
le Act o( March 3. 1879. Second Class Post- 
;e paid at W'eaverville, N. C. 28787. 

T/(e Whole Work Of The Whole Church 

Promoted In Or Supported By 

Asheville Presbytery 

ublished Monthly At Weaverville, N. C, By 
Asheville Presbytery, Office of 
Executive Secretary 

Editor 

) Church Street - - - Asheville, N. C. 28801 

Ev. H. B. Dendv, D.D. — Business Manager 
Weaverville, N. C. 28787 

Subscription Price: .?1. 00 Per Annum 



blume LVII October, 1969 No. 10 

SHE MEMORIZED 
THE LARGER CATECHISM 

Miss Maria Kelso, member of the 
Weaverville Presbyterian Church, was 
ot satisfied with memorizing the Child's 
atechism and the Westminister Shorter 
i" -Tjfc^ Catechism. In June 

1969 she perfectly 
recited the West- 
minister Larger 
Catechism to her 
former Sunday 
School teacher, 
Mrs. Helen Rob- 

H Mf^ wk,m She is sixteen 
"*■ ^^" and in grade ten 
Miss Kelso in public school, 

[er mother, Mrs. Maria Kelso, former- 
' a teacher at Warren Wilson College, 
doing graduate work at the Univer- 
ty of Cincinnati. She will return to 
i^eaverville after the school year. 

Her pastor Rev. David Parks is radi- 
nt in her praise, and joins Our Mount- 
in Work in asking, "Do you know of 
nyone else who has done this?" 




EVANS WILL ACCEPT CALL TO 
BE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY 

The Presbytery unanimously extend- 
ed a call to Rev. B. Hoyt Evans to be 
Executi\e Secretary and Stated Clerk, 
succeeding the late Rev. W. G. Thomas, 
D. D. 




Mr. Evans 

The Presbytery was advised that the 
Session of the Westminster Church has 
called a congregational meeting for 
October 26th, at which time the church 
of which Mr. Evans has been pastor 
since 1965, will act on his request for 
conciuTence in dissolving this relation- 
ship. 

In indicating his acceptance of the 
work, Mr. Evans noted that it had been 
exactly forty years to the day since he 
was received into Asheville Presbytery 
as a Candidate for the Gospel Ministry, 
at a meeting in Hazelwood. 

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PRESBYTERY REVOKES BASIS 
FOR FUND DISBURSEMENT 

Asheville Presbytery by a vote of 45 
to 13 revoked the action taken in 1968 
and approved the plan in effect prior 
to that date as the basis of disbursing 
Benevolent Contributions received by 
the Central Treasurer. 

The resolution that prompted this 
action was presented by Rev. H. B. 
Dendy, D. D., and was recommended 
unanimously by the Bills and Overtures 
Committee to which it was referred. It 
protects all designated gifts, assuring 
the donors that all will be forwarded 
as directed. It directs that all "unde- 
signated gifts" be divided strictly on the 
basis approved by the Presbytery. 

The action was taken in the light of 
a report that during the first nine mon- 
ths of the current church year, the As- 
sembly Causes had received some $5,000 
more than their budget goals, while 
Synod and Presbytery Causes were about 
$45,000 under their budget goals. 

This was occasioned by two factors. 
There has been a decrease in total con- 
tributions, and certain churches in the 
Presbytery have been designating their 
gifts exclusively for Assembly Agencies, 
(until these agencies have 100% of 
their annual goals) , delaying other gifts 
to Synod and Presbytery causes (unless 
specifically designated) to the end of 
the year. 

Tlie action taken in 1968 ordered 
that only "designated" funds be for- 
warded to Assembly causes, and that all 
"undesignated" funds be divided among 
Synod and Presbytery causes. As a re- 
sult of the action at this meeting of 
Presbytery, all causes will share in "un- 
designated" gifts, up to their total bud- 
get goals. 

In response to a resolution presented 
by Rev. John C. Neville, a special com- 
mittee was named by the moderator to 
urge the local churches to help meet 
the failure to support Synod's and Pres- 

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SIQA2 H XITH iscTsqo 



The Presbyterian Home For Children 
Of Black Mountain. N, C Inc. 

Successor To The Mountain Orphanage. Inc. 
Founded By Asheville Presbytery in 1904 

Treasurer Don C. McKenzie. Superintendent 

40 Church street, asheville. n. c. r.f.d. t. black Mountain, n. c. 

Tel. Asheville, 252-3061 Tel. Swannanoa. 686-3666 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



October, 1969 



WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

Presbytery of Asheville 

Synod of Appalachia 

1968-1969 
PRESIDENT — Mrs. Grace Stamey, Box 
294, Waynesville, N. C. 28786 

VICE-PRESIDENT— Mrs. W. B. Fergu- 
son, P. O. Box 441, Weaverville, 
N. C. 28787 

RECORDING SECRETARY — Mrs. 
C. M. Fortune, 10 Richard St., Ashe- 
ville, N. C. 28803 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY — 
Mrs. Darwin Jordan, Box 104, 
Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 

TREASURER— Mrs. Hugh Lamb, P. O. 
Box 15, Asheville, N. C. 28802 

HISTORIAN — Mrs. Kenneth J. Fore- 
man, Jr., P. O. Box 488, Montreal, 
N. C. 28757 

"Our Mountain Work" Women's Edi- 
tor — Mrs. Darwin Jordan, Box 104, 
Hazelwood, N. C. 28738 

MEN OF THE CHURCH 

PRESIDENT — Jack Ward, Arden 
Church, 206 Linden Street 
Arden, N. C. 28704 

FIRST V.P. — Thomas A. McGuire, 
Franklin Church, Ridgecrest Circle, 
Franklin, N. C. 28734 

SECOND V.P.— William T. Carpenter, 
Black Mountain Church, 102 Fourth 
St., Black Mountain, N. C. 28711 

SECRETARY-TREASURER — Louis B. 
Joyner, Swannanoa Church, 140 East- 
wood Ave., Swannanoa, N. C. 28778 

FIRST DIVISION CHAIRMAN— R. W. 
Claxton, Bryson City Church, 
Route 1, Whittier, N. C. 28789 

SECOND DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 
L. H. Parmele, First Church, Hender- 
sonville, Ridgecrest Drive, Hender- 
sonville, N. C. 28739 

THIRD DIVISION CHAIRMAN — 

Frank P. Scott, West Asheville 
Church, 62 Westwood Ave., Asheville, 

N. C. 28806 



YOUTH OF THE CHURCH 

MODERATOR — Mike Begley, Black 
Mountain Church 

VICE-MODERATOR— Jessica McCollom 
Grace Covenant 

TREASURER — Richard Harrison - West 
Asheville 

STATED CLERK — Beth Gettys - West- 
minster 



REGISTRAR— Lee Nichols 



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HISTORIAN — Cindy Sanders - First 
Presbyterian - Asheville 

DISTRICT CHAIRMEN — Bea Gardner, 
First Presbyterian - Asheville, Suzy 
Bull - West Asheville, Phil Saenger - 
Grace Covenant, Phil Roberts - West 
Asheville, Kathy Hardie - Montreat 

ADULT ADVISORS — The Rev. J. 
Douglas Heck, Miss Geraldine Rustin, 
First Hendersonville. 



PRESBYTERY CANDIDATES 
REPORTED, OCT. 1969 

Adams, John N. ; Union Theological Semi- 
nary, 3401 Brook Rd., Richmond, 
Va. 23227; Junior; received 4-8-69; 
Grace Covenant. 

Bates, Henry C. ; H.H. Btry. 8 Bn. 4th 
Art., A.P.O. San Francisco, Calif. 
96269; Vietnam; received 6-13-65; 
Kenilworth. 

Beddingfield, Walton Mitchell; Belhaven 
College, Jackson, Miss. 39202; sopho- 
more+ ; received 6-8-69; Lakey Gap. 

Brown, Sandra R. ; Union Theological 
Seminary, 3401 Brook Rd., Richmond, 
Va. 23227; senior; received 1-16-69; 
First Church, Asheville. 

Davis, James M. ; Virginia Rd., Montreat, 
N. C; completed study in Zurich; 
interim between study and pastorate; 
received 7-14-64; Asheville First. 

Kennedy, Richard R. ; 6172 Leesburg Pike, 
Falls Church, Va. 22044; Post off- 
ice; received 6-12-66; Fairlington 
Pres. Church, Alexandria, Va. 

Kidd, William L. ; RA 239-72-2279, HMS 
7th Maint. Bn (DS), A.P.O. San 
Francisco, Calif. 96233; Thailand; re- 
ceived 6-9-63; Hazelwood. 

Morgan, David L. ; Columbia Seminary, 
Seminary, Decatur, Ga. ; senior; re- 
ceived 4-11-67; Waynesville. 

Morrison, Thomas S. ; 800 West Belden, 
Chicago, HI. 60614; "free-lance" min- 
ister (graduate of Union Seminary, 
Va.) ; received 6-12-62; Asheville, 
First Church. 

Payne, Edward L. ; Columbia Bible College, 
Columbia, S. C. ; Junior (?); received 
10-9-62; Friendship. 

Saunders, Manford H., Jr.; Springfield 
College, Springfield, Mass. 01109; 
Junior; received 6-9-68; Montreat. 

Rogers, Wayne, recently moved to Hender- 
sonville, was received from Orange 
Presbytery, subject to reception of 
letter of transfer. 



EVANS WILL ACCEPT CALL 

From Page One 

He is a native o£ Weaverville, where 
his father, Ben H. Evans, is a Ruling 
Elder. He is a graduate of Mars Hill 
and Davidson College, and Princeton 
Theological Seminary. 

In the consideration of union with the 
Reformed Church of America, Mr. 
Evans was one of twelve representing 
the Presbyterian Church, U. S. 

Mr. Evans was ordained by Asheville 
Presbytery on July 7, 1946, and installed 
as pastor at Eranklin, N. C. Subsequent- 
ly he held pastorates in Gastonia and 
Huntersville, before coming to West- 
minster. 

His request for the dissolution of the 
pastoral relationship with the West- 
minster congregation will be acted upon 
by the Commission on the Minister and 
His Work, after the congregation has 
considered his request. He will begin 
his work as Executive Secretary at a 
time to be set in the near future. 

He was married on June 19, 1947 to 
the former Miss Martha Elizabeth 
Troupe, of Philadelphia. They have 
five daughters, Alma Elizabeth, a stu- 
dent at King College, Mary Catherine, 
Martha Ellen, Esther and Ruth Ann. 

He has already taken over the duties 
of Stated Clerk. 



ASHEVILLE PRESBYTERY 
FALL SESSION 1969 

Asheville Presbytery held a one day 
session at the Oak Forest Presbyterian 
Church on October 14, 1969, with Dr. 
L. Nelson Bell, Montreat, presiding as 
Moderator. 

The next meeting will be held at 
Montreat on January 20, 1969, and Rev. 
Robert R. Davis, pastor of the Hazel- 
wood Presbyterian Church was named 
Moderator-Nominee, subject to election 
in January. 

The meeting was held in the recently 
constructed sanctuary of the Oak Forest 
Church. Certain outstanding actions 
were taken, which are reported in sepa- 
rate articles. 

Rev. Leroy Secrest, ap|X)inted by the. 
Moderator, served at Stated Clerk, Pro- 
Tem. 

Rev. B. Hoyt Evans was elected Stated 
Clerk and Executive Secretary, to suc- 
ceed the late Dr. W. G. Thomas. 

Rev. G. D. McCall was named Trus-B 
tee of Davidson College, succeeding Dr.j 
Thomas. 

Rev. Richard Dye, was named to the! 
Committee on Woman's Work, succeed-; 
ing Rev. J. D. Heck, recently moved to 
Florida. 

The Presbytery was led in prayer by 
Rev. H. B. Dendy, D. D., in thanksgiv-j 
ing to God for the ministries of Rev. 
W. G. Thomas, D. D., and Rev. L. T.| 
Newland, D. D. Prepared memorials! 
will appear in the minutes. 



The Stated Clerk was instructed to 
write a personal letter to Mrs. Thomast 
and to send her a signed copy of the; 
memorial in memory of Dr. Thomas. 

The Communion Service was admin 
isted by Rev. Henry J. Mueller of High 
lands, and Rev. Wyatt Aiken of Frank 
lin, assisted by Ruling Elders of the 
Presbytery. j 

Rev. Benson Cain, Assistant Pastor ol 
the First Presbyterian Church Hender 
sonville, was dismissed to Central Miss 
issippi Presbytery where he will assume 
a pastorate in October. 

Rev. Marion G. Bradwell, a membe] 
of S. W. Georgia Presbytery, and Execu 
tive Director of the Lord's Day Alliance 
addressed the Presbytery. Also heare 
briefly was Miss Bessie May Stribling 
Church Extension worker of the synod 

Announcement was made that the 
congregation of the Trinity Presbyteriar 
Church, Hendersonville, hoped to oc 
cupy their new building sometime irj 
December. j 

Rev. Gale Lammey served as Permanj 
ent Clerk, and Mr. Secrest yielded thi 
chair as "Stateel Clerk" to Mr. Evans 
who has not yet assinned his eluties a: 
Executive Secretary. 



Dctober. 1969 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Three 



THINGS TO BE THANKFUL FOR 



PRESV>]JTERMN HOME NEWS 

by CThe Superinlendenl 
Service Records 

A letter from Vestal Caldwell from 
/ietnam tells us that he will be home 
he last of October. Vestal has been in 
/ietnam for a year and we are so thank- 
ul that he is returning to us. 

Mike Banks returned home after a 
wo year hitch in Germany. He will 
pend his furlough with his wife's par- 
;nts in Swannanoa. Mike left Jimmy 
iell, Robert Meyers and Edward Meyers 
n Germany. Jimmy and Robert have 
)een in Germany a year. Edward has 
ust arrived. 

Johnny Guthrie, who is serving in 
/ietnam, was injured in a fall and is in 
I base hospital. Johnny may return on 
he next release from Vietnam. 

Dale Hurst is serving his second tour 
)f duty in Europe. 

Other Alumni 

Two of our boys of ten years back 
)aid us a visit this summer. 

Joe Robinson has finished his army 
tint and is now head freshman coach 
It Virginia Military Institute, Lexing- 
on, Va. Joe is not married and says he 
las plenty of time yet. He is a graduate 
)f the University of North Carolina, 
lihapel Hill, w^iere he did graduate 
vork and received his master's degree. 

Dan Hensley has been living in Wil- 
ninton, N. C, for the last four years, 
^e returned to the Black Mountain 
irea and is very active in the work of 
)ur church. Dan and his wife Susie 
)oth sing in the choir and teach in our 
iunday School. They have two child- 
en. He is a graduate of N. C. State Uni- 
versity, at Raleigh. 



THANKSGIVING 

Be sure your church has received 
and uses the Thanksgiving Offer- 
ing envelopes. 

Visit The Home on November 
9th, and get acquainted with the 
family. Meet the staff. See the 
children. Find out just what Ashe- 
ville Presbytery is trying to do for 
these boys and girls. 



NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS 



Back To School 

School has been under way for nearly 
two months now and several of our 
boys and girls are engaged in school 
activities. 

Only one member of the Presbyterian 
Home family is in the Senior Class at 
Owen High this year. She does have 
the company, however, of Susan McKen- 
zie, who is a member of the family by 
adoption. In the picture below, Susan is 
on the right of Gail Edwards. 

Gail Edwards and Melane Hyatt are 
Guidance Representatives of their class. 
Gail is also on the Annual Staff. 

Mike Bates, Gene Guthrie and Al 
Petty are members of the Owen High 
varsity foot-ball team. Toney Robinson 
and Gary Adams are members of the 
freshman team. Joe Banks serves as 
manager of the freshman team. 

Jack Guthrie is the only member of 
our family in college this year. He is 
a senior at Great Commonwealth Uni- 
versity in Richmond. 

A Few Records 

Little Jay Robinson won first place 
in the Punt-Pass-Kick event sponsored 
by Ford Motor Company. Jay was in 
competition with about fifty boys from 
this area and will go to Morganton, 



Mike Bates 
Keith Bates 
Sandra Laughter 
Melane Hyatt 



Date Age 

9 17 

19 13 

25 17 

30 14 



N. C, to try his luck. He was awarded 
a nice trophy for this, of which he is 
real proud. 

Both of our football teams, the Mites 
and the Midgets, are undefeated, the 
Mites from the fifth and sixth grades, 
the Midgets from the seventh and 
eighth grades. This is the third game 
in a row when the Mites have been un- 
defeated, untied, and unscored on. 

Bobby Ferguson is one of the out- 
standing players in the league. All of 
the coaches say that Bobby has a bright 
future in football and baseball. 

And Thanksgiving 

We are indebted to the members of 
the churches of Asheville Presbytery, 
and our many other friends, who make 
it possible to have a family of fifty or 
more boys and girls. 

We look forward to Thanksgiving 
when these churches and friends re- 
spond generously for the support of 
The Home. This year the need is 
greater than ever for gifcs through 
"regular benevolences" have dropped 
much below estimates at the first of the 
year. 

The board of trustees estimate that 
it will require $22,000 from the Thanks- 
giving Offering to balance our budget 
for the calendar year. 

Watch for the November issue of 
Our Mountain Work for further details 
about our home, and come to see us 
during "Open House" on Novem- 
ber 9 th. 




High School Seniors 



Mites and Midgets 



AT THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN 



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OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



October, 1969 



CONFERENCE FOR PASTORS 
IN APPALACHIAN AREA 

A conference for pastors in the Ap- 
palachian Area is planned for Novem- 
ber 5, Wednesday at 2 P.M., through 
November 7, Friday at Noon, with the 
theme, "Appalachia: Strategy For The 
Seventies". 

This conference will feature six speak- 
ers and leaders, listed below, and will 
cost: Registration $2.00, Lodging $5.00 
to $10.00 per night. Meals, except 
breakfast, $8.00. 

This conference is being sponsored 
by the Presbyterian Appalachian Coun- 
cil for leaders of the United Presbyter- 
ian, USA., Presbyterian U.S., Cumber- 
land Presbyterian and Reformed Church 
in America leaders. 

More information can be secured from 
local ministers. 

The leaders are: 

Dr. James D. Glasse, Divinity School, 
Vanderbilt. 

Rev. Philip H. Young, of the U P. 
Board of National Missions in Appa- 
lachia, formerly pastor of churches in 
Buncombe County. 

Rev. John Robert Smith, of the Pres- 
byterian, U. S., Board of National Min- 
istries.. 

Rev. Robert L. Stamper, President of 
Biblical Seminary, New York. (Formerly 
assistant to President at King College, 
and Vice Presiden of Columbia Theo- 
logical Seminary.) 

James M. Earhart, consultant for sur- 
vey and church locations, Presbyterian, 
U. S., Board of National Ministries. 

Dr. Richard O. Comfort, professor of 
sociology at Pikeville College in Ken- 
tucky. (Formerly staff member of U. P. 
Presbyterian Church Board of National 
Ministeries.) 



WEAVERVILLE MEMBER IS 
BIBLE TRANSLATOR 

Miss Catherine Peeke, for many years 
associated with the Wycliffe Translators, 
has served in South America among the 
Auca Indians. She is a member of the 
Weaverville Presbyterian Church, and is 
supported largely by her home church. 

She has been a co-worker with Miss 
Rachel Saint, whose brother and four 
other missionaries were killed several 
years ago. Kimo, one of the group that 
killed her brottlier was led to Christ by 
Miss Saint. 

Miss Peeke is currently working on 
the translation of the New Testament in 
to the language of the Auca Indians. 



AN UNUSUAL MEMORY FEAT 



To appreciate the significance of the 
story on page one about memorizing 
The Larger Catechism, it is necessary 
to know what this document is, and its 
significance to the Church. 

It is more properly called the "West- 
minster" Larger Catechism, and it was 
adopted as a part of the doctrinal state- 
ment of the Church of Scotland, after 
being written by the Westminster As- 
sembly of Divines and submitted to 
the English Parliament on April 14, 
1648. It is a statement, in question and 
answer form, of what the Scriptures 
principally teach, namely, "what man is 
to believe concerning God, and what 
duty God requires of man." (Ans. 5) 

The Shorter Catechism is reduced to 
107 questions from 196 in the Larger. 
The answers are more condensed, and 
frequently less detailed and less techinal. 

These two Catechism, together with 
the Confession of Faith and the Apostles' 
Creed, neither of which is in question 
and answer form, comprise the state- 
ment of the official doctrinal beliefs 
of the Presbyterian Church, U. S. Every 
Minister, Ruling Elder and Deacon is 
required to affirm his acceptance of the 
Larger and Shorter Catechisms, with the 
Confession of Faith, "as containing the 
system of doctrine taught in the Holy 
Scritpures". 

Is has been a custom in the Church 
to recognize those who memorize and 
recite the Westminster Shorter Catech- 
ism by the gift of a Bible. "The Intro- 
duction To The Shorter Catechism", 
stated in still simpler language, is un- 
official as a doctrinal statement. It has 
been called, "The Child's Catechism", 
and a New Testament is customarily 
given when is is memorized and recited. 

Our Mountain ]Vork woidd like to 
hear from any source if others have 
memorized The Larger Catechism. The 
writer knows of only one other person. 
She married a Presbyterian Minister, 
and when she did, she accepted her re- 
sponsibility seriously to become a better 
Presbyterian. She memorized and re- 
sited both catechisms. 



Were You At Church 
La.st Sunday? 

If Not, Why Not? 



LAKEY GAP YOUNG PEOPLE 
ACTIVE DURING SUMMER 

The Senior Youth group of the Lakeyj 
Gap Presbyterian Church has partici-j 
pate in services at nine different! 
churches during the summer; Presbyter 
ian. Baptist and Methodist. , 

Their activities included assisting in 
evangelistic services, special music (solos,| 
duets, quartets, etc) . On one occasion 
they conducted the entire service at the! 
First Presbyterian Church, Marion, N. C.| 

Mitchell Beddingfield, a candidate* 
for the ministry under the care of Ashe- 
ville Presbytery, has supplied an outposi 
mission, formerly the Drucilla Presbyj 
terian Church of Concord Presbytery] 
The youth group assisted with musid 
one Surxday. 

The Lakey Gap pastor. Rev. W. Ci 
Solomon, reports that four or five of thel 
group are considering full time service! 
in the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Bed( 
dingfield is a junior at Belheaven Col 
lege, Jackson, Miss. 



PRESBYTERY REVOKES 

From Page One 

bytery's causes. The contributions fo 
the first nine months have left thesi 
agencies in arrears by about $45,000 

If each had received three fourths o\ 
their annual budget needs through 
September 30th, the emergency woulc 
not exist. The Central Treasurer o. 
Benevolences reported that the cause) 
lacked the following amounts for thjj 
period: j 

Synod's Causes 

King College $ 6,056.33 

Union Seminary 633.17 

Louisville Seminary 322.09 

Christian Education 2,112.69 

Church Extension 35.33 

Presbytery's Causes 

Presbyterian Home $11,838.07 

Church Extension 12,800.04 

Christion Education 2,951.98 

Office Exec. Sec 4,477.17! 

Montreat Anderson College 3,705.03 

Davidson College 297.33 

N. C. Council of Churches.. 36.90; 



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Total $45,268.13 J.jf , 

While these agencies were "short" I 
the above amounts, gifts to Assembly 
agencies were $5,000 in excess of the 
nine months goal. 

Chinches are encouraged to ask a vis 
from members of the special committ? 
who will discuss the situation in deta 
Eight members were named, with R^ 
Jeff Kesterson, 690 Haywood Roa jtitis 
Asheville, N. C. 28806, as chairma 
AiMjointments should be made throujB|y'fsi 
hmr tor such a visit. 



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ctober, 1969 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



Page Seven 



"MOVING ON UP" 

This is one of several interesting leaf- 
ts publislied by The American Bible 
iciety. According to information on 
e back page, it is "published for the 
en City Projects" by the Society. 

There is a selection of Scripture on 
is leaflet, "consisting of Romans 12 in 
oday's English Version, a part of the 
ew Testament of our Lord Jesus 
irist." Also there is the further word, 
Ve urge you next to read the entire 
ew Testament, which may be secured 
Dm your church, religious book store 
the American Bible Society." 

Associated with this Scripture are pen 
etches, in a composite picture, setting 
rth some outstanding contributions of 
dividual Negroes and Negroes as a 
oup to American civilization. The fif- 
en include: 

Alonzo Pietro, who captained the 

ip "Nina", one of the three which 
ought Columbus and his companions 
1 the voyage when they discovered 
merica. 

Crispus Attucks, the first to die for 

merican freedom, on March 5, 1770, 
"The Boston Massacre". 

—Jean Baptiste Pointe Du Sable, first 

ttler in Chicago. 

— Benjamin Banneker who helped in 

le surveying and planning of the city 

' Washington. 

— The African Methodist Episcopal 

hurch, founded in Philadelphia in 

794, the first black church in America. 

— Slave labor, one the back-bones of 
le econmy of many parts of the nation. 

— The first Negro senator sent to 
/ashington, Hiram R. Revels. 

— Booker T. Washington, the great 
egro educator. 

— Harriet Tubman, active through the 
underground railroad". 

— Matthew Henson, who drove a dog 
!am at the North Pole. 

— Dr. Daniel Williams, the first sur- 
son to operate successfully on the hu- 
lan heart. 

— Dr. George Washington Carver, the 
reat scientist, who produced so many 
roducts from the sweet potato and the 
eanut. 

— Dr. Charles Drew, a leading author- 
y on the preservation of blood plasma. 

— Miss Marion Anderson, great con- 
;rt soloist. 

— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a 
lartyr for justice for his people. 



The leaflet is available from The Ameri- 
in Bible Society for 2 cents each in 
aantities less than 100, or 1.50 per hun- 
red. 

Address American Bible Society, P. 0. 
ox 862, Ansonia Station, New York, N. Y. 
)023. Add 5%, or minimum of 25 cents 



PRESBYTERY EXECUTIVES 

One of the first forward steps taken 
by Asheville Presbytery, after its organi- 
zation in December 1896, was the elec- 
tion of Rev. Robert Perry Smith, 
D.D., as Superintendent of Home Mis- 
sions. 

Dr. Smith retired in 1926, after seeing 
the work grow, including the establish- 
ment of new churches and the opera- 
tion of seven or more schools and homes 
for needy children. Of these latter The 
Presbyterian Home For Children, estab- 
lished in 1904 continues to serve. 

Rev. Fritz Rauschenberg became Su- 
perintendent in 1927, serving for two 
years. 

At that time the Presbytery asked 
Rev. H. B. Dendy, D.D., to serve on a 
part time basis in connection with his 
Weaverville pastorate. He continued as 
Superintendent until 1934. 

Rev. R. D. Bedinger, D.D., son-in-law 
of Dr. Smith, who had served as a mis- 
sionary in Africa, accepted the work 
and served from 1934-1942. 

By this time the expanded duties in- 
volved more than that of "Home Mis- 
sions". There was the promotional work 
for the entire Presbytery, editing of 
"Our Mountain Work", duties as Sec- 
retary of "The Mountain Orphanage", 
serving as Central Treasurer of benevol- 
ence contribiuions, and many other de- 
tailed activities. 

The Presbytery decided to change the 
name from "Superintendent of Home 
Missions" to "Executive Secretary". Rev. 
R. E. McClure, D.D., served in this 
capacity from 1943 until his retirement 
December 31, 1965. 

Rev. W. G. Thomas, D.D., began 
work as Executive Secretary on January 
1, 1966, having resigned his pastorate 
at West Asheville. He continued to 
serve, however, as Stated Clerk of both 
Synod and the Presbytery in addition 
to the demanding work of Executive 
Secretary. 

The various duties involved are being 
assumed by individuals until a successor 
to Dr. Thomas can be secured. The 
office, now located in the First Presby- 
terian Church, is under the capable 
management of Miss Edith Sollmann, 
secretary to both Dr. Thoinas and Dr. 
McClure. All communications should 
be addressed to 40 Church Street, Ashe- 
ville, N. C. 28801. 



for each order. Ask for samples of the 
new formats of the Scripture produced 
in recent months. 

They are: "One Nation Under God", 
"In The Beginning", "Lost and Found", 
"Like It Is", "Love", "Christ- 

mas", "Before The World", "North 
Carolina" (beautifully illustrated with 
state scenes from mountains to seashore). 



THE PROTESTANT HOUR 
AND "TRAV" 

Do you listen to the Protestant Hour 
on radio? 

Did you know that the first such pro- 
gram of the Presbyterian Church, U. S., 
was broadcast over twelve stations in 
April, May and June 1945, featuring 
twelve different ministers? 

One of the ministers was Rev. C. G. 
Davis, D.D., then pastor of the First 
Presbyterian Church, Asheville, and one 
of the stations was WWNC, Asheville, 
N. C. 

This first step led to the establish- 
ment of the Protestant Radio Center in 
Atlanta, with six participating denomi- 
nations, and the expansion in a short 
time of "The Presbyterian Hour" into 
"The Protestant Hour". 

The orginial "Radio Committee" be- 
came an important promotional agency 
of the General Assembly, now known 
as "TRAV" offering assistance in the 
production of material for television, 
radio and audio-visuals. 

The "Birthday Offering" of the 
Women of the Church in 1968, in the 
amount of over .'i?255,000 will make pos- 
sible a larger service through this agency. 
In 1968 there were 26,230 hours of ra- 
dio time given to program from TRAV, 
including the Presbyterian section of 
the Protestant Hour. 2,135 of a total 
of 5,909 radio stations in the United 
States use material from TRAV. 

WWNC signs off every night with 
a short devotional sentence credited to 
TRAV. 



CORRECTION PLEASE 



A mimeographed report distributed 
at the October meeting of Asheville 
Presbytery regarding the disburse- 
ment of benevolence contributions 
through September, 1969 was in 
error. 

The figures at the top of the 
page relating to the distribution of 
funds to Assembly, Synod and Pres- 
bytery causes was correct, as fur- 
nished by the office of Executive 
Secretary. 

The sheet was not mimeographed 
in the office of the Executive Secre- 
tary, and in some unexplained way 
the figures at the bottom of the 
sheet, marked, "DIVISION OF UN- 
DESIGNATED BENEVOLENCES" 



th 



ere in error. 



These figures were furnished, on 
request, to a local church, showing 
how the funds from that one church 
were disbursed. The amount ($10,- 
050.00) was included in the total 
at the top of the sheet, and should 
not have been shown separately. 



Page Eight 



OUR MOUNTAIN WORK 



October, 196j| 



M?m0nal CStfta 

The Presbyterian Home for Children 
Black Mountain. N. C. 



Allen, Dr. W. A., Albany ,N. Y. — Mrs. A. E. 
Scriven, Hendersonville. 

Bf.yer, Mrs. Alice J., Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. George F. Stowell, Mr. & Mrs. Alfred C. 
C. Scholten, Presbyterian Men's Bible Class 
of First Church, Mr. & Mrs. Wyly Campbell, 
Mr. &: Mrs. J. C. West, Mr. Ray Kroodsma, 
Mr. & Mrs. Paul H. Dry, Hendersonville. Kurt 
and Helen Drews, Mountain Home. 

Bocr.s, Mrs. Marion A., Asheville — Mrs. 
Thompson Hiles, Asheville. 

Brank, Mr. Ralph, VVeaverville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Ansel Smith & Family, Weaverville. 

Bredenberc, Mr. Gunnar, Hendersonville — 
Mrs. Bruce Drysdale, Hendersonville. 

Callahan, Mr. L. Roy, Waynesville — Mr. & 
George Milne, Berwyn, Pa. 

Garland, Mr. Jennings, Sr., Fletcher — Vernon 
and Leander Johnson, Hendersonville. 

Davis, Mrs. John Sr., Charlotte — The Rev. 
& Mrs. Riley Covin, Mr. & Mrs. Martin Cun- 
ningham, Women of The Presbyterian 
Church, Sylva. 

Davis, Mr. Thomas Doak, Skyland — Mrs. Al- 
bert F. Kimzey, Arden. 

Dunn, Mr. Robert F., Charlotte — The Rev. & 
Riley Covin, Mr. & Mrs. Martin Cunning- 
ham, Mrs. Mayme Cannon & Neighbors, 
Women of The Presbyterian Church, Sylva. 

Fain, Mr. John, Sr. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. — Mr. 
.& Mrs. Wyly Campbell, Mr. & Mrs. J. C. West, 
Hendersonville. 

Frith, Mr. Lynn, Tampa, Fla. — Mr. & Mrs. 
Gardner Calvin, Canton. 

Garren, Mr. Morris K. Hendersonville — Mrs. 
E. Y. Marsh, Hendersonville. 

HiLE, Mrs. E. R., Baltimore, Md. — Mrs. H. P. 
Parish, Mrs. S. B. Roberts, Mrs. Charles Ray, 
Mrs. Tom Sobol. Mrs. Wayne Hinson, Black 
Mountain. 

Hill, Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth, Bat Cave, N. C. — 
Mrs. John B. Vinson & Family, Franklin. 

Hopper, Mr. George D., Asheville — Mrs. Pierre 
Mallett, Asheville. 

McDuffie, Mr. Roy, Morganton, N. C. — Mrs. 
Allen Williamson, Asheville. 

Mears, Mrs. Kennie, Canton — Miss Betty Lou 
Tate, Canton. 

Miller, Mr. B. A., Blackville, S. C. — Mr. & 
Mrs. Martin Cunningham & Family, Sylva. 

Miller, Mr. R. R. Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. H. J. 
Runnion, Asheville. 

Neel, The Rev. W. C, Rock Hill, S. C— Mr. 
& Mrs. Henry F. Green, Sylva. The Rev. & 
Mrs. R. E. McClure, Asheville. 

Pierce, Mr. Walier, Raleigh, N. C. — Dr. & 
Mrs. C. D. Thomas, Black Mountain. 



Price, Mr. J. E., Charlotte — ^Women of the 
West Asheville Presbyterian Church, Ashe- 
ville. 

Ragan, Mr. Jack, Hendersonville — Mr. & Mrs. 
& Mrs. Ray A. Slider, Hendersonville. 

Ramsey, Mr. Orville, Hot Springs, N. C. — Mr. 
& Mrs. J. Z. Russell, Asheville. 

Revis, Mr. Elmore, Hendersonville — Mr. & 
Mrs. Ray A. Slider, Hendersonville. 

Rose, Mr. Joe Emerson, Waynesville — Mr. & 
Mrs. John E. Metzger, Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. 
Hall, Circle No. 2 of the Presbyterian Church, 
Waynesville. 

Sanders, Mrs. Julia, Johnson City, Tenn. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Howard Smathers, Canton. 

Sandifer, Mr. William Green, York, S. C. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Wyly Campbell, Hendersonville. 

Sentelle, Mr. Horace, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Robert N. Dempsey, Jr., Asheville. 

Taylor, Mr. Bill, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. R. N. 
Dempsey, Jr., Asheville. 

Thomas, Dr. W. G., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Theodore E. Patton, Mr. Howard A. Warren, 
Mr. G. L. Lowry, Mr. & Mrs. Ellis F. Edwards, 
3-M Class of the West Asheville Presbyterian 
Church, Asheville. Vanguard Class of Thomas- 
boro Presbyterian Church, Lamar & Kaye 
Thomas. The E. L. Wingate Family, Char- 
lotte. The Rev. & Mrs. Riley Covin, Sylva. 
Miss Elsie M. Hayes, Mr. & Mrs. J. A. Riddle, 
Morrison Presbyterian Church, Franklin, Mr. 
& Mrs. Donald C. McKenzie, Black Mountain. 

Van Dresser, Mrs. William, Jacksonville, Fla. 
— Mrs. Forrest Gardner, Mrs. Bruce Drysdale, 
Mrs. Walter O. AUeii, Hendersonville. 

Waldrop, Mr. C. W., Asheville— Mr. & Mrs. 
Ed Cole, Weaverville. 

Warren, Miss Claire, Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Theodore E. Patton, Dr. & Mrs. G. W. Ging- 
rich, Mrs. Charles A. Beaman, Mr. & Mrs. 
Charles E. Beaver, Jr., Mrs. Thompson Hiles, 
Asheville. Miss Dede Yokcley, Senior Class of 
Greensboro College, Greensboro, N. C. Mr. 
& Mrs. Arthur L. Case & Carleen, Oak Ridge, 
Tenn. 

Weber, Mr. Richard P., Asheville — Mrs. 
Thompson Hiles, Asheville. 

Weller, Mrs. L. M., Charlotte, N. C. — The 
Rev. & Mrs. R. E. McClure, Asheville. Miss 
Alice M. Arey, Black Mountain. 

Whitman, Mrs. D. L. Waynesville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Charles J. Womack, Waynesville. Mr. & Mrs. 
J. Aaron Prevost, Hazelwood. 

Wilson, Miss Mildred, Greensboro, N. C. — Mr. 
& Mrs. Mark Sumner, Sr., Asheville. 

WooDsiDE, Mr. James D. — Mrs. A. G. Grunwell, 
Mr. & Mrs. George M. Kirkpatrick, Mr. 
Harry Oaks, Black Mountain. 

Workman, Mr. Lester, Grand Ledge, Mich. — 
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph M. Palma, Mr. & Mrs. 
James H. Root, Hendersonville. 

Younginir, Mrs. G. P., Asheville — Mr. & Mrs. 
Ben H. Evans, Weaverville. Women's Bible 
Class of First Church, Mr. & Mrs. H. J. Run- 
nion, Mrs. Allen Williamson, Asheville. Mrs. 
Carrie Brock, Miss Yetta Brock, Maysville, 
N. C. Miss Gail Brock, New York, N. Y. 



INTERRACIAL EVANGELISTIC! 
EMPHASIS PROPOSED 

In response to a strong plea by Rev 
Jimmy Lyons, Asheville Presbyter 
adopted resolutions which open the wa'j 
to use Little Pisgah Ranch for "interj 
racial, co-educational, camps and con- 
ferences to develop skills in persona 
evangelism under a teaching staff selectj 
ed by the Evangelism Committee." j 

The action was taken in the light o' 
recent disturbances in Asheville. Th 
Evangelistic Committee was "authorize( 
to solicit a hearing for the presentatioi, 
of such (financial) needs to any am 
all Presbytery's churches." ■ 

Also approved was a resolution, "thaj, 
the Presbytery of Asheville, communl 
cate a formal request to major producer 
of Christian films specifically directC' 
toward Black Americans in their contexi 
of militant minorities exploiting real c; 
contrived grievances to further alienat 
man from man, and man from God n 
vealed in Jesus Christ." 

The proposal of the committee W2'i 
commended in its goal to meet a( 
"urgent need to launch a Scriptura 
evangelistic effort at the earliest possibl 
date". 



UNION SEMINARY ALUMNI 
AND FRIENDS MEET 

Union Theological Seminary, Ricl 
mond, Va., alumni and friends are I 
meet at the West Asheville Presbyteria 
Chinch for two seminar programs, wit 
Dr. Balmer Kelly, of the seminary facu 
ty as speaker. 

The meetings will be on October 27t 
at 10 A.M. and 2 P.M. with a break fi 
lunch at 12:15. Lunch will be at Bailey 
Cafeteria, Westgate (dutch) . 

Other ministers are to be invited. Eai 
session will be opened with an addre 
by Dr. Kelley, followed by a discussitj 
period. 

There is no cost involved other th.i 
individual lunch at the cafeteria. 



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Memorial Gift for The Presbyterian Home for Children 

"In Lieu Of Flowers" 

Enclosed is $ In Memory Of 



name of deceased 



Who died_ 



at 



place (post office) 



Send acknowledgement to_ 



correct name for mail, please 



Address 



complete address for mail, please 



Donor's Name. 



Donor's Address. 



Fill in ALL blanks and make checks payable to: 
Treasurer, The Presbyterian Home, 40 Church Street, Asheville, N. C. 

{Acknozvledgemfiit carrJs mill he ntniled promptly if sufficient information is given in blanks above) 



Watch This Column 

The Central Treasurer of Benevolenci 

for Asheville Presbytery reports i 

period indicated below: 

January 1 — October 6 

Received for distribution to all Bene' 

lent Causes 

ASSEMBLY CAUSES 

Budgeted |65,167 

Non-Budgeted .„ _____ 6, 118 1 

SYNOD CAUSES 

Budgeted 11,976 5 

Non-Budgeted 1,180? 

PRESBYTERY CAUSES 

Budgeted 63,447? 

Non-Budgeted ___- 4,019||^ 

Miscellaneous 43&2i 

TOTAL ____$] 52,345 5 




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SINCE 1910 



Our Mountain Work 

CHURCH EXTENSION • CHRISTIAN EDUCATION • THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN OF BLACK MOUNTAIN 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL • PRESBYTERY OF ASHEVILLE, SYNOD OF APPALACHIA 

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN U. S. 



NOVEMBER, 1969 

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. . . take old 70 and turn at this 
ign just east of North Carolina 
uvenile Evaluation Ce?iter. 

Enter campus on right about 
me half mile. 

Visitors are airways "welcome.^ 
■nd many church groups sched- 
ule meetings at THE HOME. 
n case of group meetings 
Circles, Classes y etc.^ it is re- 
luested that they be scheduled 
ifter conference with the Super- 
ntendent. 



SOME PERSONAL IMPRESSIONS 
AS TOLD BY THEIR PASTOR 

by Rev. Richard G. Shelor 

The Board of Trustees of The Pres- 
byterian Home for Children has in- 
formed us that $22,000.00 must be given 
through the Thanksgiving offering if we 
are to have a balanced budget. But what 
does a balanced budget mean in terms 
of children? The best way to find out 
is to ask the children. Here are the 
comments of four of our young people 
who have been at The Home for a 
number of years. They talk about a 
place, a place with privileges that has 
become a home because of a person. 

Sandra Laughter, who has been at The 
Home for eight years says, "These eight 
years of my life and the future years at 
The Home will be the most meaningful 
and enjoyable years of my life. There 
have been so many changes that have 
taken place since I first came to The 
Home. The first day I came, the road 
around The Home was being paved." 

Sandra thinks the person most respon- 
sible for turning a place into a home is 
Mr. McKenzie. She says, "Thanks to our 
dear Superintendant, this Home is man- 
aged like a home instead of a juvenile 
place